GEOINT Symposium 2019 Keynote from NGA Director Vice Adm. Robert
GEOINT Symposium 2019 Keynote from NGA Director Vice Adm. Robert Sharp
June 6th, 2019 by Susan Smith
At the GEOINT Symposium 2019 held in San Antonio, Texas, NGA Director Vice Adm. Robert Sharp gave a keynote in which he brought to the audience’s attention new leadership roles including his own as the seventh NGA director.
He vowed to cover three topics: NGA Strategy, Core Values and Seeking Help.
With NGA Strategy, Sharp noted the following four goals it has always had:
- Mission Today
- Mission Tomorrow
First Sharp talked of taking care of the people – what he deems “our greatest asset.” NGA is looking at taking deliberate actions to acquire, develop and retain talent. “We’re concentrating on creating the environment where our people want to stay on the team, where they’re properly resourced, where their families are taken care of, where we’ve set the conditions for them to contribute, to grow and to succeed,” said Sharp.
He spoke of diversity and inclusion, with the NGA requiring a diverse set of backgrounds, skill sets experiences and expertise.
Without partnerships, Sharp says you’re weaker and more apt to fail. Team NGA relies on a broad range of partners...