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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency needs a new CIO.

The agency, which collects, analyzes, and distributes geospatial intelligence in support of national security, wants someone who can collaborate with top-level experts and consultants in other Department of Defense agencies, intelligence community agencies and industry to oversee IT and information services and processes. The hire, would also hold the title of associate director, should also be able to provide relevant guidance for the intelligence community and DOD.

Doug McGovern, NGA's previous CIO, left the agency last July and is now with IBM Global Business Services.   The position pays up to $180,000 per year, and is based in Springfield, Va.

The next CIO will enter a changing agency. In December, for instance, NGA teamed up with the General Services Administration in a push to acquire imagery and data from commercial providers.

The CIBORG program, an acronym for Commercial Initiative to Buy Operationally Responsive GEOINT, gives NGA access to GSA's Multiple Award Schedules Program to acquire commercially available, unclassified data on an as-needed basis.

The CIO job was posted on Feb. 15, and closes on Feb. 23.

Posted by Mark Rockwell on Feb 16, 2017 at 3:48 PM


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