9 An HR System That Helped Make an Agency

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Mike McManus

Carolyn Kurowski

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) plays a key role in our nation’s defense and security by providing critical geospatial data both digitally and through more traditional mapping to the military services, other intelligence community agencies, and civilian agencies in time of need and emergency, such as coping with natural disasters. To meet these ever-expanding needs, NGA has gone through remarkable changes over the past 15 years. Created as the National Intelligence and Mapping Agency (NIMA) in 1996, the agency was renamed the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in November 2003. It was initially formed from ...

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