The campus community is invited to an event titled “America’s ‘Other’ Space Program: National Security Space – A talk by Chirag Parikh of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency” 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the Carver-Turner Room of the Havener Center. Refreshments will be served.
Chirag Parikh serves as 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.
Parikh 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 2010-16, Chirag served at the White House as the director of space policy on the National Security Council. He advised 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.
The event is sponsored by S&T’s Center for Science, Technology and Society.