Keith Masback once again to help lead the committee responsible for providing leadership and direction in federal geospatial programs
Herndon, Virginia (Jan. 12, 2017)—The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) CEO Keith J. Masback was reappointed to a second three-year term as a member of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC). He was also reappointed as NGAC’s Vice Chair. The NGAC provides recommendations to the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC), 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. USGIF achieves its mission via its strategic pillars: Build the Community | Advance the Tradecraft | Accelerate Innovation.
About the NGAC
The NGAC was created under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, enacted by Congress in 1972 to ensure that 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. The NGAC includes up to 30 members, selected to achieve a balanced representation of the varied interests associated with geospatial programs and technology. The U.S. Geological Survey, a bureau of the Department of the Interior, provides support services for the NGAC, which functions solely as an advisory body.