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Defense & Security

Letitia Long: GEOINT -- Decisive Advantage for the 21st Century

The director of the U.S. Geospatial-Intelligence Agency speaks about the partnership between researchers and government agencies.

14 May 2013, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/2.3201305.02

Letitia A. Long was appointed Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in August, 2010. Prior to her appointment, she served as Deputy Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency from May 2006 until July 2010. Previously, she was the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (Policy, Requirements, and Resources) from June 2003 until May 2006. She also served as the Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence from July 2000 to June 2003 and as the Director of Central Intelligence's Executive Director for Intelligence Community Affairs from January 1998 to June 2000, where she was responsible for community-wide policy formulation, resource planning, and program assessment and evaluation.

She was the distinguished banquet speaker (1 May 2013) at SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing in Baltimore, where she also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from SPIE. Her talk is entitled "GEOINT: Decisive Advantage for the 21st Century."