America's "Other" Space Program: National Security Space - A talk by Chirag Parikh of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Havener Center, Carver Turner Room 1346 N Bishop Ave, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO 65401
Chirag Parikh serves as the Director of the Office of Sciences and Methodologies at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). He is responsible for NGA’s cadre of imagery scientists, data scientists, and analytic methodologists focused on answering the Nation’s most challenging intelligence matters through the exploitation of the electromagnetic spectrum and big data analytics. He has also led NGA's global space- and air-based collection operations and NGA's analysis of worldwide weapons of mass destruction, missiles, and space developments. From 2010-2016, Chirag served at the White House as the Director of Space Policy on the National Security Council advising the President and National Security Advisor on domestic and international space-related matters supporting national security and foreign policy initiatives. Before joining the White House, Chirag served as the Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Science and Technology at the National Intelligence Council as the intelligence community senior expert on global space developments and at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center as an aerospace engineer.