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National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Will Address 28th National Space Symposium

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National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Will Address 28th National Space SymposiumCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 2, 2011) — Letitia A. Long, director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, has joined the growing roster of high-level industry, military, civil space and academic speakers at the premier gathering of space professionals, the Space Foundation’s 28th National Space Symposium, which is set for April 16-19 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo. Long will be a featured speaker on Tuesday, April 17, the first full day of the program.

The Symposium is offered in conjunction with a separate Space Foundation event, Cyber 1.2, which will be held on April 16 at The Broadmoor Hotel, immediately preceding the opening ceremony of the 28th National Space Symposium. Agendas, speaker information and secure online registration for both the Symposium and for Cyber 1.2 can be found at A Super Early Bird discount for industry attendees is available until January.

About Long
Long was appointed director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in 2010. Previously, she was deputy director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA); deputy under secretary of defense for intelligence (Policy, Requirements and Resources); deputy director of naval intelligence; and was the Central Intelligence Agency’s executive director for intelligence community affairs. She joined DIA as the deputy director for information systems and services and was DIA’s first chief information officer. She was on rotational assignment from the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) to the DIA as military intelligence staff director; and was selected into the Senior Intelligence Executive Service where she was director, requirements, plans, policy and programs, for the Navy N2 staff, as well as the ONI director of resource management. Long earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, and a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

About the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Based in Arlington, Va., the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is part of the Department of Defense (DoD) and has the primary mission of collecting, analyzing and distributing geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) in support of national security.

28th National Space Symposium Co-Sponsors
Confirmed co-sponsors include: Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI); ATKBall Aerospace & Technologies Corp.; Blue Ridge NetworksMaui Economic Development Board (MEDB); Moog; Northrop Grumman; Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne; Raytheon; SES Government SolutionsAviation Week and Space News are the official media partners. Sponsorship information can be found at:

About the Space Foundation
The foremost advocate for the space industry and an expert in all aspects of space, the Space Foundation is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness, educational programs that bring space into the classroom and major industry events, including the National Space Symposium, all in support of its mission “to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity.” The Space Foundation publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indices that track daily performance of the space industry. Through its Space Certification and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based technologies and innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation conducts research and analysis and government affairs activities from its Washington, D.C., office and has a field office in Houston, Texas. For more information, visit Follow us on FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter, and read about the latest space news and Space Foundation activities in Space Watch.