NGA appoints new director of plans and programs

Anthony Vinci, Ph.D., was named NGA director of plans and programs, responsible for managing and developing future concepts and collaboration across NGA. He will begin his new position January 30, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency announced January 25.

Vinci is a technology entrepreneur, executive and intelligence officer who has developed new technologies and approaches to solve emerging, global challenges. Vinci is the founder of Findyr, a crowdsourced data collection company.

“Anthony brings a unique background and set of skills to NGA and our leadership team,” said NGA Director Robert Cardillo. “His experience will be invaluable as we coordinate and accelerate our work in areas like agile acquisition, modeling, crowdsourcing, code development, disparate data sets and anticipatory analysis.”

Previously, Vinci was a member of the executive management team of a machine learning company, technology advisor to a private equity firm and worked with a global management firm. Vinci served as a staff officer at the Department of Defense in Iraq, Africa, Asia and throughout the Middle East. He received his Ph.D. in international relations from the London School of Economics and studied at Reed College and Oxford University. He is published extensively on topics of security and strategy, and recently served as one of NGA’s independent advisors.

The previous director of plans and programs, Misty Tullar, will join the National Reconnaissance Office as the director of business plans and operations.

Source: NGA