Job Overview


The incumbent is responsible for driving NGA's long-term commercial imagery strategy, consistent with the NGA Vision and Strategy.

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the World Leader in Geospatial Intelligence.

Imagine being able to identify anything on, above, or beneath the Earth's surface and display that information visually to provide a meaningful foundation for decision-making to ensure the safety of the world. That's the job of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

We analyze imagery and data from many sources and incorporate it into visual displays of essential information for use in national defense, homeland security, and safety of navigation.

Central to the success of our mission are the extraordinary talents and skills of our teams of analysts and other professionals. We need the best minds to provide the information edge, continuing NGA's role as the premier provider of Geospatial Intelligence worldwide.

Know the Earth... Show the Way... Understand the World


The NGA Commercial Imagery Executive (NCIE) establishes the vision and goals for future commercial imagery integration and future commercial sensor development and use in the National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG) (including new US commercial EO sensors, commercial synthetic aperture radar (COMSAR), and international commercial sensors). The NCIE interacts frequently with NGA senior leadership and oversight organizations such as the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence (USDI), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) to promote an effective commercial imagery strategy and defend NGA resources for commercial electro-optical and synthetic aperture radar capabilities. The NCIE also interacts with senior GEOINT users and forums across the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense and Civil communities to promote NGA's commercial imagery capabilities and strategy. The NCIE would also coordinate with NGA's Office of Corporate Communications (OCC) to address Congressional members and staffers questions on commercial imagery resource and policy issues. He/she would act as the NGA lead to coordinate commercial imagery policy across NGA and to communicate it to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and other US Government policymakers, ensuring NGA's commercial imagery strategy is incorporated in any new policies. The NCIE would assist the Director of the Commercial GEOINT Solutions Office (SU) in coordinating with NGA's Office of Contract Services (OCS) to ensure that commercial EO and COMSAR contracts align with the overall commercial imagery strategy and contract goals.