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Cardillo to ‘finetune’ NGA’s 2025 strategy

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency will soon release its 2025 strategy and the organization’s director hopes the new finalized strategy will fit on a single page.

Robert Cardillo, the organization’s head, announced the new strategy during his keynote speech April 23 at the annual GEOINT symposium in Tampa, Florida. Cardillo told reporters following the announcement that at first he didn’t immediately want a new strategy given the existing one, just three years old, was pretty good.

However, given the release of the recent White House National Security Strategy and the Department of Defense’s National Defense Strategy, he thought he should refresh and fine-tune NGA’s core documents as well.

The new strategy will be aligned across four goals:

  • Inspire and grow the GEOINT workforce;
  • Fuel and drive the global GEOINT enterprise;
  • Secure and deliver the most trusted GEOINT, and;
  • Bring the future into focus to anticipate the opportunities and foresee threats.

“In a world where knowns are elusive and confidence is fleeting, GEOINT must be instantly available, expertly validated, highly trusted and easily consumed,” he said. “My message back to my workforce is this is not a brand new strategy, because it isn’t. It is a refinement of what we were doing before.”

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