The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) reappointed CEO Keith J. Masback to a second three-year term as a member of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC). He was also reappointed as NGAC’s Vice Chair. The NGAC provides recommendations to the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC), the interagency executive group responsible for providing leadership and direction in federal geospatial programs. Additionally, Julie Sweetkind-Singer was reappointed as NGAC Chair, along with 14 new and continuing members of the committee.
“It’s absolutely humbling to have the opportunity to continue to serve with such a diverse and talented group in support of the vitally important work of the FGDC,” Masback said. “I eagerly look forward to building on the tremendous legacy of the NGAC’s many contributions over time.”
Before becoming CEO of USGIF, Masback spent more than 20 years as an officer in the U.S. Army and in the government civilian service, culminating as a member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
USGIF is a nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and developing a stronger GEOINT Community with government, industry, academia, professional organizations, and individuals who develop and apply geospatial intelligence to address national security challenges. USGIF achieves its mission via its strategic pillars: Build the Community | Advance the Tradecraft | Accelerate Innovation.