Friday, October 14, 2011

Geospatial Intelligence Expert Offers Advice on Mapping a Future in National Security

CHESTERTOWN, MD—Edward Cope, Director of Research at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, will talk about careers in Geospatial Intelligence when he visits Washington College Tuesday, Oct. 25. His lecture, “New Career Possibilities in Science: Mapping the Future,” is scheduled for 4 p.m. in Litrenta Lecture Hall, John S. Toll Science Center, on the College campus, 300 Washington Avenue. It is free and open to the public.

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, or NGA, is the nation’s primary source of geospatial intelligence, which it creates using remotely sensed data, physical geography, land cover and cultural data collected by myriad sources. Its data and analysis support both national defense and disaster-relief.

Before joining NGA, Cope served 32 years in the U.S. Air Force, where he helped guide the evolution of advanced geospatial-intelligence products and services. In his talk, he will offer perspective on how a multi-disciplinary science work force is needed to face the security challenges facing the U.S.

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