Tish Long, NGA Director, Inducted into GovCon Exec’s Wash100

EM Logo5Letitia “Tish” Long, director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency since 2010, has been inducted into the Wash100.

The Wash100 is a premiere group of executives from the government contracting industry handpicked by Executive Mosaic staff.

Tish is the first-ever woman to lead a major agency in the U.S. intelligence community and has been a member of the Senior Intelligence Executive Service since 1994.

Prior to NGA, Long served as the Defense Intelligence Agency‘s deputy director and was defense deputy undersecretary for intelligence from 2003 to 2010

For three years beginning in 2000, Long was deputy director for Naval Intelligence.

“If we are going to keep up with the rest of the world we need the expertise that can design and develop the next smartphone, the next geospatial information system and the next set of algorithms,” Long recently told GovCon Exec.

She leads 14,500 government civilians, military members and contractors in her current role.

“NGA delivers world-class GEOINT that provides decisive advantage to warfighters, policymakers, intelligence professionals and first responders,” Long said.

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