Ms. Susan Kalweit is the Director of the Analysis Directorate at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). As the Director of Analysis, she is responsible for leading NGA’s geospatial intelligence analytic capabilities and resources as well as modernizing NGA’s analytic efforts toward the future, consistent with the NGA Strategy.
Before joining NGA, Ms. Kalweit was a senior business manager at Booz Allen Hamilton, serving clients in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, and commercial sectors. At Booz Allen, Ms. Kalweit led the Global4Sight™ business area, providing open source and social media analytics services to multiple clients. She was responsible for staffing, client delivery, and continuous technology innovation for the Global4Sight™ platform, tools, and technologies. During the 12 years Ms. Kalweit was with Booz Allen, she also performed as a geospatial capability leader and business manager for more than 100 staff, providing analytic services to the intelligence community.
Ms. Kalweit was also a member of the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) Academic Advisory Committee and the Penn State University Master of GIS Program Advisory Board. Among her achievements with the USGIF was the establishment of the USGIF accreditation program for geospatial intelligence certificate programs offered by post-secondary institutions. Ms. Kalweit also instructs a post-baccalaureate course at the University of Maryland at Baltimore County entitled, Professional Seminar in Geospatial Intelligence.
Prior to her employment at Booz Allen, Ms. Kalweit enjoyed a 17-year career with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and its predecessor organizations where she was recognized for her outstanding achievements with the NIMA Outstanding Woman of the Year Award, the Meritorious Unit Citation, and the Distinguished Civilian Service Award. Her roles at NGA included Deputy Chief for the Homeland Security mission, Director of the Prototyping Facility, Program Manager for Research and Development, and early on, she worked as an imagery analyst. Ms. Kalweit entered the Executive Service in 2016.
Ms. Kalweit earned a A.B.B.A. in political science and German from Duke University, a M.S. in information management systems from Marymount University, and a M.S. from the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, National Defense University. In August 2017, Ms. Kalweit was awarded a certificate of completion for the Senior Managers in Government Program at Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education.