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Geointeresting is the official podcast of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Geointeresting features conversations with innovators, explorers and pathfinders. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency delivers world-class geospatial intelligence, or GEOINT, that provides a decisive advantage to warfighters, policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals and first responders. Both an intelligence agency and combat support agency, NGA fulfills the president’s national security priorities in partnership with the intelligence community and the Department of Defense. Transcriptions of Geointeresting can be found at https://www.nga.mil/MediaRoom/Pages/Geointeresting-Podcast.aspx.

Geointeresting is the official podcast of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Geointeresting features conversations with innovators, explorers and pathfinders. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency delivers world-class geospatial intelligence, or GEOINT, that provides a decisive advantage to warfighters, policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals and first responders. Both an intelligence agency and combat support agency, NGA fulfills the president’s national security priorities in partnership with the intelligence community and the Department of Defense. Transcriptions of Geointeresting can be found at https://www.nga.mil/MediaRoom/Pages/Geointeresting-Podcast.aspx.
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Geointeresting is the official podcast of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Geointeresting features conversations with innovators, explorers and pathfinders. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency delivers world-class geospatial intelligence, or GEOINT, that provides a decisive advantage to warfighters, policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals and first responders. Both an intelligence agency and combat support agency, NGA fulfills the president’s national security priorities in partnership with the intelligence community and the Department of Defense. Transcriptions of Geointeresting can be found at https://www.nga.mil/MediaRoom/Pages/Geointeresting-Podcast.aspx.

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Episodes

Episode 31: A conversation with NGA Research Director and NGA research scientist

6/25/2019
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Today on the podcast you will hear from two women in NGA’s Research directorate — one running the research and development portfolio for NGA and a scientist discovering the latest in hyperspectral signatures. NGA’s Director of Research Cindy Daniell and research scientist Jennifer Durdall might be at different stages of their career but are strong advocates for women in the STEM field.

Duration:00:45:56

Episode 30: President, general, surveyor & NGA employee #1 - George Washington

7/17/2018
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NGA explores the cartographic legacy of president, general and surveyor George Washington through an interview with Joseph Stoltz, Ph.D., digital historian at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon. According to Stoltz, as the third-born son, Washington knew he would need to find a practical career for himself and an encounter with the book “Art of Surveying and Measuring Land” helped solidify his future career path -- first as a surveyor, then...

Duration:01:31:53

Episode 29: Civil applications of intelligence data - How NGA supports disaster relief and more

6/15/2018
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Space-based GEOINT capabilities help provide U.S. defense officials and policymakers understanding of adversaries and world events. But the user base for these capabilities goes far beyond the military and intelligence community. Through the Civil Applications Committee, federal agencies and entities can leverage these capabilities for many different domestic and international applications. Listen up to learn about NGA's role in the CAC and how the CAC is providing some much needed support...

Duration:00:21:24

Episode 28: NGA & NASA Map the Moon

3/29/2018
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Following the end of World War II, the United States was in the midst of an intense Space Race with the Soviet Union. The American people were inspired to support the Apollo mission - to be the first to land a man on the moon. This goal to reach uncharted territory required Americans to push the boundaries of scientific knowledge and live up to their pioneering heritage. Many of those pushing the scientific envelope worked for the Air Force’s Aeronautical Chart and Information Center and the...

Duration:00:45:33

Episode 27: NGA's Olympic Legacy

2/8/2018
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The 2018 Winter Olympics are nearly here - and we couldn't be more excited to cheer on Team USA. Even before the Opening Ceremony kicks off the Games, Team NGA works behind the scenes to provide GEOINT to the host country, helping ensure the safety of the global athletes and spectators. Learn more about NGA's support to the Olympics and other special events - and make sure to stay tuned in after our analysts talk - you'll want to hear the inspiring story of NGA's own Helen Stephens - Olympic...

Duration:00:19:54

Episode 26: Director of Intelligence, United States Marine Corps, Brig. Gen. Dmitri Henry

11/17/2017
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"Geospatial products are the bedrock of what we do." Director of Intelligence, United States Marine Corps, Brig. Gen. Dimitri Henry, sits down with Geointeresting to discuss national security, cyberwarfare and leadership from his perspective and experience; Henry is the Marine Corps’ top intelligence official whose career spans 36 years. As the Marine Corps commandant’s principal intelligence staff officer, Henry’s role includes formulating policy for intelligence, counterintelligence and...

Duration:00:17:31

Episode 25: Ghost Stories at the St. Louis Arsenal

10/31/2017
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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's 2nd Street campus in St. Louis is headquarters to the majority of NGA West employees. And some say there are other ... inhabitants roaming the halls. Sandy, an NGA cartographer, has been giving tours to new employees of NGA's West Campus for several years. She details some of the rich history of the 2nd Street campus, dating back to the time before it was the St. Louis Arsenal, most notably used during the Civil War. Learn more about the St....

Duration:00:26:02

Episode 24: Dr. Stacey Dixon, IARPA deputy director

9/19/2017
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In the latest Geointeresting podcast we sat down with Dr. Stacey Dixon, deputy director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity. She talks to us about her efforts to advance women in science, technology, mathematics and engineering; the future of technology in the intelligence community; and what she believes are characteristics of a great leader. Bonus! By listening to this podcast you will also learn why many IARPA research projects reference Tolkien!

Duration:00:16:28

Episode 23: Vint Cerf - Innovator, risk taker, Internet pioneer

7/3/2017
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Vint Cerf, one of the “fathers of the Internet” discusses his role in its creation and the impact it has had on the world. In the late 1960s Vint Cerf was part of the team that developed the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network, or ARPANet. It continued to expand due to the creation of the Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol, or TCP/IP, which sets standards for how data could be transmitted between multiple networks. In 1983, ARPANET adopted TCP/IP and a network of...

Duration:00:17:16

Episode 22: NGA LGBT members talk intersectionality across communities

6/15/2017
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June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. At NGA, team members constantly intersect - comparing work notes across the team, relaying information across the agency and discussing what they did over the weekend. A successful workplace relies on multiple identities interconnecting positively and productively to ensure mission success. NGA is a community leader and advocate for diversity and inclusion initiatives. Dave, Katherine and Jo, three NGA employees, share their...

Duration:00:26:51

Episode 21: One NGA employee's journey from political refugee to U.S. civil servant (Part Two)

5/15/2017
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Part 2 of 2 After escaping Vietnam, and surviving six days and six nights on a tiny boat, Christine Staley and her family arrive in the Philippines. Her five siblings and mother were placed in a refugee camp where they lived, worked and waited ... waited for the day they'd hear their names called over the loud speaker. On that day, whenever it would come, the family would walk to the refugee camp office and receive their airline tickets to America. It was the last step to confirm an official...

Duration:00:31:13

Episode 20: One NGA employee's journey from political refugee to U.S. civil servant

5/1/2017
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Christine Staley, an assistant inspector general for audit at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, describes her experience as one of the estimated 700,000 'boat people' who escaped Vietnam in the 1970s. ... North Vietnamese forces captured South Vietnam's capital city April 30, 1975, and the U.S. formally evacuated all American civilian and military personnel. This is known as The Fall of Saigon. Five years later, Christine Staley fled Vietnam with her mother and five siblings,...

Duration:00:23:52

Episode 19: Journalist, author Yudhijit Bhattacharjee on a little known tale of espionage

2/7/2017
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Recently, author and journalist Yudhijit Bhattacharjee, visited NGA's Springfield, Virginia, campus and told the story of Brian Regan, a former signals intelligence officer who stole over 20,000 pieces of classified information. Regan's story is anything but typical. He was able to elude and stump and authorities long after he was caught due to nearly unbreakable cryptological code he developed. This is not just a story of code breaking and espionage, but also the human side of Regan.

Duration:00:16:03

Episode 18: Mapping the Arctic with the director of the Polar Geospatial Center

1/12/2017
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Paul Morin, director of the Polar Geospatial Center at University of Minnesota, talked with Geointeresting about the advances in mapping the Arctic and Alaska through the creation of digital elevation models, and with the help of NGA and the National Science Foundation. Upon completion, this collaborative mapping effort, established following President Obama's Jan. 2015 Executive Order, "Enhancing Coordination of National Efforts in the Arctic," will encompass all land area north of 60...

Duration:00:15:16

Episode 17: The Dayton Peace Accords legacy feat. NGA's historian & Defense Mapping Agency mapmaker

12/14/2016
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This episode of Geointeresting celebrates the work done by the Defense Mapping Agency, an NGA legacy organization, during the Dayton Peace Accords. On Nov. 1, 1995, President Bill Clinton invited representatives to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, to negotiate an end to the ethnic discord in the former Yugoslav Republic between Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia. After 18 weeks of shuttle diplomacy and 21 days of intense negotiations, leaders from the contending parties...

Duration:00:19:02

Episode 16: Mapmaking behind the Iron Curtain

11/23/2016
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Alex Kent, Ph.D., professor of cartography and geographic information at Canterbury Christ Church University, and John Davies, a lifelong map lover and collector, recently sat down with NGA’s Geointeresting podcast team to talk about Cold War-era Soviet mapmaking and its impact on modern-day cartography.

Duration:00:24:19

Episode 15: U.S. Air Force Gen. Darren McDew, commander U.S. Transportation Command

10/28/2016
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In need of a little motivation? The latest Geointeresting podcast features U.S. Air Force Gen. Darren W. McDew, commander, U.S. Transportation Command. McDew participated in the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency director's distinguished speaker series Sept. 7. At the event, McDew spoke about leadership and the importance of thanking colleagues for their work.

Duration:00:37:07

Episode 14: A historical look at Matthew Maury, pathfinder of the seas

9/23/2016
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Former "Navy Times" Managing Editor John Grady visited the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency earlier this year to discuss a 19th-century pioneer in the study of ocean and modern navigational techniques, Matthew Fontaine Maury. In honor of World Maritime Day, Sept. 29, get to know this "pathfinder of the seas."

Duration:00:46:54

Episode 13: What is it like to be an intern at NGA?

9/1/2016
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Geointeresting sits down with two National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency interns from this past summer to discuss their unique experiences as interns in the intelligence community. They are also joined by one of the agency's student programs managers for some helpful tips to becoming an intern at the agency. Interested in learning more about NGA's internship program or applying? Visit: https://www.nga.mil/Careers/StudentOpp

Duration:00:08:32

Episode 12: Agency leaders reflect on Women's Equality Day

8/26/2016
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National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Deputy Director Sue Gordon and NGA’s Director of Operations, U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. “UV” Linda Urrutia-Varhall, sat down with the agency’s Geointeresting podcast to talk about women's equality, leadership and some of their personal experiences.

Duration:00:17:22