25Aug Implementation of the IC’s Commercial GEOINT Strategy

Implementation of the IC’s Commercial GEOINT Strategy

Gratis for INSA members/government/military/students; $30 nonmembers 

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Join us on Thursday, August 25, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM ET, for a virtual fireside chat focused on the Implementation of the Intelligence Community’s Commercial GEOINT Strategy. Points of discussion will include the importance of commercial GEOINT, the IC's approach to public-private collaboration in space, and the execution of NGA’s strategy for employing commercial GEOINT.


  • Dave Gauthier, Director, Commercial and Business Operations, NGA
  • Pete Muend, Director, Commercial Systems Program Office, NRO and
  • Theresa Hitchens, Space and Air Force Reporter, Breaking Defense (moderator)

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About our Speakers:

Dave Gauthier is a senior government executive at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) serving as Director of their Commercial and Business Operations Group in the Source Directorate. He also serves as the first-ever Chair of the Intelligence Community Commercial Space Council—providing strategy and policy recommendations to IC senior leadership. Previously, he was NGA’s first Chief Strategy Officer where he spearheaded plans for a data-enabled workforce and artificial intelligence.

Pete Muend is the Director of the National Reconnaissance Office’s Commercial Systems Program Office (CSPO) where he leads the NRO’s strategy for full integration of multiple commercial imagery sources. Prior to establishing CSPO, he served as the NRO’s director for the Commercial GEOINT Activity (CGA), a joint initiative between the NRO and NGA established to position both agencies to take full advantage of existing and emerging commercial GEOINT capabilities.

Theresa Hitchens is the Space and Air Force reporter at Breaking Defense. The former Defense News editor was a senior research associate at the University of Maryland’s Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM). Before that, she spent six years in Geneva, Switzerland as director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research.

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