Mr. Gard-Weiss is currently the Director of the Office of Geospatial Intelligence Management at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), a position he has held since October 2015. He is charged with executing Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) Functional Management on behalf of the Director, NGA, as the GEOINT Functional Manager and DoD GEOINT Manager, and is responsible for overseeing the National System for Geospatial Intelligence and the Allied System for Geospatial Intelligence.
Previously, Mr. Gard-Weiss served on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) as the Assistant Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence and was dual-hatted as the Assistant Head of the Naval Intelligence Activity (NIA). In these positions, he supported the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance - Director of Naval Intelligence (OPNAV N2/N6) and Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence / Head, NIA in delivering comprehensive intelligence to Navy leadership, representing the Navy as one of the 17 members of the U.S. Intelligence Community, and managing and overseeing the Navy’s intelligence activities, $4B in resources, and 20,000 personnel. He was appointed to the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service in 2012, initially serving as the Acting Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence.
Mr. Gard-Weiss began his career as an intern at the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI). While at ONI, he served on the team responsible for managing Navy’s foreign intelligence relationships and was later selected to lead this team.
Following his transition to OPNAV, he served as a senior strategy and policy advisor to the Director of Naval Intelligence, established and led a Program Analysis and Evaluation Office to measure the performance and return on investment of Navy’s intelligence resources, and was named Special Assistant to the Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence.
Mr. Gard-Weiss was subsequently assigned to DIA’s Joint Intelligence Task Force – Combating Terrorism as the Deputy Counter Terrorism (CT) Mission Manager. At DIA, he established a new organization to lead the Department of Defense’s CT Intelligence Enterprise and served as its primary representative to the National Counterterrorism Center and broader U.S. Government.
Upon his return to OPNAV, Mr. Gard-Weiss led the office responsible for delivering intelligence to the Secretary of the Navy, Chief of Naval Operations, and their staffs.
Mr. Gard-Weiss earned a B.A. in International Relations from Brown University and a M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.