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UMSL alumna Lyda Krewson aims to expand city’s revitalization successes

The construction of Next NGA West is among the many good things happening in the city of St. Louis, says Mayor Lyda Krewson.

NGA: Our next 100 years start right here, right now

From nearly any point on the NGA’s south St. Louis campus, we can see the Gateway Arch — that iconic symbol of Thomas Jefferson’s vision and St. Louis’ role in the westward expansion of our country. As current geographic professionals, that arch is a constant reminder of the intrepid spirit of Lewis and Clark.

Editorial: NGA, and jobs, are coming to St. Louis

The message seemed counterintuitive for an event focused on cybersecurity, but one of the country’s most important intelligence agencies wants to make it easier to get inside its building and access its networks.

Officials tout jobs, outreach at open house on development around new NGA site in St. Louis

City officials touted the jobs and educational opportunities the new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency facility will bring to north St. Louis at an open house Wednesday night for area residents who want to know about development plans.

Residents and NGA official meet to discuss impact on their neighborhood

The head of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency said Wednesday there will be hundreds of new jobs when the new NGA facility opens in North St. Louis.

Project Connect Open House November 1st at Gateway Middle School

Next NGA West Program Director Susan Pollmann and Saint Louis Development Corporation Otis Williams were on Fox 2 News today.

Next NGA West progress update on Fox 2 News

The site of the new National Geospatial Intelligence Agency in north St. Louis City is one step closer to completion.

Civil engineering grad helps communities rebuild

As a single mother paying her way through college, Stephanie Hall’s early lessons in hard work weren’t confined to Missouri S&T classrooms.

Next NGA West construction site is 75% remediated
Photo provided by: St. Louis Development Corporation

Next NGA West construction site update. The site is 75% remediated and the grading work is 40% completed.

Next NGA West aerial site photo, taken September 29, 2017
Next NGA West aerial site photo, showing parallel view of streets
Photos provided by: St. Louis Development Corporation

Two aerial views taken on September 29, 2017, show the progress being made to prepare the future location of Next NGA West.

Video provided by: Project Connect

The St. Louis Development Corporation continues to perform all the necessary site preparation for the future location of Next NGA West. Take an aerial tour. Original article

Buster Brown bricks, in storage for repurposing
Buster Brown building bricks
Photos by: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Bricks from the former Buster Brown building at St. Louis Place will get new life in Next NGA West construction. Repurposing and reusing in a fitting salute to our shared STL history!

Director of NGA Robert Cardillo, speaking at DoDIIS
Photo by: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

NGA Director Robert Cardillo was among the keynote speakers at the recent Department of Defense Intelligence Information Systems Worldwide Conference held in St. Louis on August 14, 2017. In his remarks Cardillo noted:

"With technology and the needs of our workforce changing, it's evident that NGA needs a new facility in St. Louis to meet the challenges of the modern world. I believe that Next NGA West will be attractive to millennials and the next generation of the NGA workforce."
Director of NGA Robert Cardillo, meeting with St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson
Photo by: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

NGA Director Robert Cardillo recently hosted St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson to NGA's Second Street Campus in early July. Among the topics discussed during this engagement was a status update on the Next NGA West project.

NGA in the Community

NGA has been a proud member of the St. Louis community for more than 70 years. The agency continues its commitment to be a positive dynamic force in the region through partnerships with:

St. Louis-area Schools

On average, NGA employees volunteer approximately 500 hours of service annually to St. Louis-area schools and educational events through NGA’s Partners in Education (PIE) program, which connects NGA employees to local schools to serve as tutors, mentors and science educators. Visit NGA's PIE program page  for more information.

St. Louis-area Colleges and Research Institutes

NGA scientists work closely with local scientists through special collaborative research relationships with Saint Louis University, the University of Missouri –Columbia and the Boeing Company to advance science and technology.

NGA also works with several St. Louis-area colleges to identify potential future employees. NGA actively recruits at the University of Missouri St. Louis, Saint Louis University and Washington University.

St. Louis-area Businesses

NGA works with companies such as ESRI, Leidos and Harris, who maintain a presence in the St. Louis area.

Older publications related to the Next NGA West project are available in the Archive section.

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