Former NGA Director Robert Cardillo Joins Cesium's Advisory Board
by Paul J. Graziani
I’m thrilled that Robert Cardillo, friend and former director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), has joined Cesium’s advisory board.
I’ve known Robert for 15 years, first meeting him at a GEOINT ground station where he assured the nation was getting the geospatial information needed to maintain peace and security throughout the world, and we were supporting efforts there by providing cutting edge technology to improve mission planning, monitoring, and overall decision making. He’s always been a strong advocate of working closely with the commercial sector to get the absolute best geospatial technology for our military and intelligence officers.
At Cesium we’re passionate about turning geospatial data into actionable information, and Robert shares that passion—especially when it comes to improving national security. Robert has always had a strong understanding of the needs of the end users and an eye for connecting needs and solutions—I’m perhaps most looking forward to his advice here.
There’s a huge gap between the potential for geospatial data and how we’re currently using it - and this is true in national security and commercial endeavors. Robert’s deep knowledge of the defense and intelligence communities and his passion to do more with geospatial data make him the perfect advisor to Cesium right now as we expand our work with the federal government and continue to build a 3D geospatial platform that will be deployed on the ground in real world missions and national security operations.
Robert, welcome to the team. I can’t wait to see what we do together!