Former director of source operations for NGA Joins OGSystems

OG SystemsOGSystems (OGS) of Chantilly, VA announced on July 5 the hiring of John Goolgasian, former director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) Source Operations and Management Directorate.

“Our customers’ goal is to succeed in the open, and part of our mission is to help them achieve that goal,” said Omar Balkissoon, CEO and co-founder. “John has had a stellar career with the government and has demonstrated commitment to solving hard problems with a sense of urgency. I’m motivated and inspired by my interactions with John and look forward to the innovative spirit that he will bring to the industry. We are proud to have him join the OGSystems team.”

Previously, Goolgasian was the Director of the Foundation GEOINT Group in Source. He served in two successive roles leading the implementation of the NGA Vision, first as the Implementation Lead for Analytic Depth then as the Deputy Lead for the Online GEOINT Services Strategic Initiative which eventually became the eXperience Directorate. Since starting his government career as a cartographer with the Defense Mapping Agency, Goolgasian has served in many assignments, to include Branch Chief of the Spatial Analysis Branch of NIMA’s Office of Counterterrorism and the Deputy Division Chief of the Iraq and Arabian Peninsula Division. He achieved executive status as the Senior Advisor for Geospatial Analysis to NGA’s Analysis and Production Directorate and had successive senior assignments as the Deputy Director and Director of the Office of Americas, the Director of the Office of Counterterrorism and as a loaned executive to the US Coast Guard as the Senior Advisor to the Assistant Commandant for Intelligence and Criminal Investigation.

“I am very excited to join the OGSystems family,” said Goolgasian. “I have always been impressed with OGSystems’ non-traditional risk-taking approach to solving the nation’s most complex problems.  I can’t think of a better place where I can help shape the future of intelligence through the application of technology.”

Goolgasian holds a bachelor’s degree in geography from Mary Washington College and a postgraduate intelligence program degree in strategic intelligence from the Joint Military Intelligence College. He joins OGSystems as an associate partner and will lead the company’s Geospatial Analytics efforts.

Source: OGSystems