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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly News Round-Up
From Executive Mosaic President and Publisher Jim Garrettson
February 2, 2012
When National Geospatial-Intelligence AgencyDirector Tish Long assumed her post in August 2010, she became the first woman to head a major U.S. intelligence agency.
Long is at the reins of an agency that has benefitted from a strong partnership with theNational Security Agency to become the world’s premier gatherer and distributor of geospatial intelligence.Long will be speaking at the Potomac Officers Club Feb. 23 lunch event at The Ritz Carlton in McLean, Va. For more information on the event, click here.
NGA also has a committed partnership with industry, particularly since 2002 when then-CIA Director George Tenet told the intelligence community to use commercial geospatial options “to the greatest extent possible.”GeoEye President Matthew O’Connell told GovConExec Magazinethat the company’s international and commercial portfolio enables GeoEye to provide the government with a more cost-effective supply of high-resolution satellites.
As a leading prime contractor, GeoEye often works with subcontractors and partners including Lockheed MartinBall Aerospace and ITT Corp. to round out satellite products for NGA.
To read more on the NGA’s history and its lasting impact in conjunction with contractors, check out GovConExec.Terry RyanManTech International will continue to support a DoD rapid research, development and prototyping programto combat terrorism. ManTech won a one-year contract extension to provide studies, analyses and evaluations as part of other advisory and assistance services.
ManTech will support the program’s mission to “quickly deploy advanced solutions to fight the war on terror,” said Terry Ryan, president and chief operating officer of ManTech’s systems engineering and advanced technology group.

The U.S. Air Force announced prime positions on a potential $1.9 billion IDIQ for design and engineering services to 26 contractors.

Retired Marine Corps Gen. and 40-year military veteran James “Hoss” Cartwright joined Raytheon‘s board of directors. Cartwright retired from military service in August after serving as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for four years.
Cartwright also serves as the Harold Brown Chair in Defense Policy Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
ITT Exelis appointed retired Army Brig. Gen. Chris Tucker to oversee and develop Exelis’ international strategy. The 32-year Army veteran will also help develop Exelis’ relationships with the Defense Department and other government agencies.
Tucker most recently led foreign military sales and security assistance programs as commander of the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command.
CGI Federal and General Dynamics Advanced Information Systemsboth won awards to support military aircraft. CGI will support the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program office‘s information technology while GDAIS will provide 80 advanced mission computers for F-18 Super Hornet and EA-18G jets.