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Virtual Spy Chat with Chris Costa

Special Guest: Keith J. Masback

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Join us for an online discussion of the latest intelligence, national security, and terrorism issues in the news.  Spy Museum Executive Director Chris Costa will lead the briefing. Costa a former intelligence officer of 34 years with 25 of those in active duty in hot spots such as Panama, Bosnia, Afghanistan, and Iraq is also a past Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Counterterrorism on the National Security Council.

He will be joined by Spy Museum Advisory Board Member, Keith J. Masback. As an Army officer, Masback commanded a globally deployable unit that delivered intelligence from satellites and aircraft to soldiers in the field. He later became the Army’s first Director of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Integration, and in his last position in the government he led an organization responsible for prioritizing and managing the daily collection by the nation’s imaging and missile warning satellites at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

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He formerly served as the CEO of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), where he remains a member of the Board. Masback recently finished his term as the Chair of the Department of Interior’s National Geospatial Advisory Committee. He is the Principal Consultant at Plum Run, LLC providing advisory services to leading edge companies in geospatial intelligence and related fields.

Together they will draw on their expertise and personal experience to help you make sense of the intelligence, national security, and terrorism cases you’ve heard about…and ones you haven’t. Masback will touch on the intersection of geospatial intelligence tech and COVID-19 as it relates to quarantine compliance monitoring and contact tracing. A pandemic is very much intertwined with geography—geography puts the "pan" in pandemic.

Following their discussions of key issues, you’ll be able to ask questions via our online platform. 

Special thanks to EKS Group, our sponsor for this event. 

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