The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency will be getting a new deputy director, according to an announcement made Thursday.
Susan Gordon, the deputy director of NGA since her appointment in January 2015, will be leaving her position to become the principal deputy director of national intelligence. Her position as deputy director will be taken over by Justin Poole.
“The current GEOINT landscape is evolving at a rapid pace,” said NGA Director Robert Cardillo. “A deputy with Justin’s background, skill and drive is required for us to make the most of this opportunity.”
Before this appointment Poole was director of the NGA’s Source Operations and Management directorate, a position that held him responsible for the creation, collection, and brokering of authoritative geospatial intelligence services and content that supports the priorities of national security. Prior to that, Poole was the NGA director of Xperience, where he enhanced user experiences.
As the seventh deputy director of NGA, Poole will be responsible for aiding the director in leading the NGA and managing the National System of Geospatial Intelligence. He began his career in 1991 with the Defense Mapping Agency, a predecessor of the NGA.