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Dave Gauthier, Director of Source Commercial and Business Operations
National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA)

Mr. Gauthier is a senior government executive at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) serving as Director of their Commercial and Business Operations Group in the Source Directorate.  He also serves as the Chair of the newly-formed Intelligence Community Commercial Space Council.  Previously, he was the NGA Chief Strategy Officer where he spearheaded strategic plans for a data-enabled workforce and artificial intelligence.  Over the past 23 years, he has led various intelligence operations and programs across the U.S. Air Force, private industry, and government giving him experience with a variety of technical collection systems and analytic innovations.  He is known for his role in maturing activity-based intelligence and his primary interests are model-driven collection, U.S. space policy, and innovations in remote sensing.

Mr. Gauthier has two Masters Degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder in both Aerospace Engineering and Telecommunications Science; and he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY.

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