NGA Strategy 2013 - 2017


Start: 2013-10-01, End: 2017-09-30, Publication: 2013-11-11


The NGA Strategy aligns with the nation's strategic priorities, goals, and objectives as outlined in the National Intelligence Strategy, the Defense Intelligence Strategy, and the Secretary of Defense strategic guidance: Sustaining U.S. Global Leadership: Priorities for 21st Century Defense. Our strategy takes into account NGA's need to be agile in supporting multiple mission areas, including support to military and intelligence operations, intelligence analysis, homeland defense, and humanitarian and disaster relief, and to retain its focus on DNI and USD(I) priorities, including counterterrorism, counterproliferation, cyber, anti-access/area denial, and global coverage. It is imperative that NGA contribute to the greatest extent possible in advancing the DNI's priority to integrate intelligence so that we, as a Community, ensure we produce the most accurate intelligence judgments that best serve the President, policymakers, and warfighters alike.

As we embrace today's global landscape, we face an austere fiscal environment that demands better governance and deliberate planning to maintain critical Community capabilities while preserving resources for future mission development. The IC as a whole must be more efficient. Together we must leverage our collective resources to meet mission demands. This will require NGA to make difficult choices about current and proposed GEOINT capabilities across the National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG). To stay on top of emerging issues, NGA will need to carefully balance investments, resources, risks, and priorities. Emerging science and technology brings both challenges and opportunities. NGA's success will depend on how we embrace change, especially that which is enabled by advances in technology. As our adversaries adopt new denial and deception techniques, NGA must use innovative sources, tools, techniques, and processes to maintain our strategic advantage. NGA will be guided by our Vision, as expressed in our strategic goals and objectives, in taking GEOINT to the next level.


Name:Owen Ambur


Name:National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency



  • Letitia A. LongDirector, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency