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Chirag Parik, deputy director for the Office of Counterproliferation at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), will present a lecture at 3-4:50 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in Room 120 Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall. His talk is titled “U.S. National Security Space: Seizing New Opportunities and Facing New Challenges.”
As deputy director for the Office of Counterproliferation at NGA, Parik is responsible for leading the organization in geospatial-intelligence analysis of production of worldwide research, development, testing, production and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, missiles, space and counterspace capabilities, and advanced technology weapons.
Before joining NGA, Parikh served at the White House as the director of space policy on the National Security Council from 2010 to 2016. He was responsible for advising the president of the United States and the national security advisor on civil, commercial and national security space matters supporting national security and foreign policy goals.