September 10, 2019

NGA general counsel to discuss ‘intelligence revolution’ at ABA national security breakfast

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2019 — Thomas Monheim, general counsel of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, will discuss the increasing availability and use of geospatial intelligence at a breakfast sponsored by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security.

Who:     
Thomas Monheim, general counsel,
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

What:  
“The Geospatial Intelligence Revolution
is Underway and You Should Care!”

When:  
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019
8-9 a.m. ET

Where:
University Club
1135 16th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency harnesses geospatial intelligence (imagery, intelligence and other information about features, objects and activities on Earth) for our nation’s security. Geospatial intelligence, once almost exclusively within the purview of large nation states and the U.S. government, has become increasingly available, accessible and useful to other countries, industries and private citizens. This growing trend presents extraordinary challenges and opportunities and interesting legal issues.

Monheim, a retired colonel from the U.S. Air Force Reserves, previously served as deputy general counsel at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, senior legal counsel at the National Counterterrorism Center, associate deputy attorney general at the Department of Justice and associate counsel at the White House. His prior military service includes time as a prosecutor, defense counsel, military judge, deputy general counsel at the White House Military Office and Senior Individual Mobilization Augmentee. He was mobilized in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and again with a Joint Special Operations Task Force in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

There is no charge for media covering this event — however, there is a $25 cost to include breakfast. To register, please contact Jennifer Kildee at 202-662-1732 or Jennifer.Kildee@americanbar.org.

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