U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation CEO Keith J. Masback has been reappointed by the U.S. Department of Interior to a second 3-year term as member of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee and as NGAC’s vice chair.
NGAC provides recommendations to the Federal Geographic Data Committee, the interagency executive group responsible for providing leadership and direction in federal geospatial programs.
Additionally, Julie Sweetkind-Singer was reappointed as NGAC chair, along with 14 new and continuing members of the committee.
“It’s absolutely humbling to have the opportunity to continue to serve with such a diverse and talented group in support of the vitally important work of the FGDC,” Masback said. “I eagerly look forward to building on the tremendous legacy of the NGAC’s many contributions over time.”
Before becoming CEO of USGIF, Masback spent more than 20 years as an officer in the U.S. Army and in the government civilian service, culminating as a member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
USGIF is a nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and developing a stronger GEOINT Community with government, industry, academia, professional organizations, and individuals who develop and apply geospatial intelligence to address national security challenges.
NGAC was created under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, enacted by Congress in 1972 to ensure advice rendered to the executive branch by advisory committees, task forces, boards and commissions formed by Congress and the president be both objective and accessible to the public.