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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.

LaunchCode gets $100,000 donation to expand CoderGirl tech training in St. Louis

New York-based Boundless is donating $100,000 to LaunchCode to expand coding training for women in St. Louis.

Spy agency followed guidelines in picking north St. Louis for new western HQ

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency met proper federal guidelines in choosing north St. Louis as the site for a new, $945 million western headquarters, a report by the Government Accountability Office says.

NGA breathes new life into North St. Louis

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s new west campus is the largest federal investment project in the history of St. Louis. The project is jointly managed by the NGA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Air Force. The St. Louis location will relocate four miles north to an underdeveloped intersection of Jefferson and Cass Avenues. As the program director for the Next NGA West (N2W), Susan Pollmann will lead the new support facility to be a secure and energizing work environment.

NGA prepares to allow more access for tech firms it hopes will cluster here

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.

Final NGA site prep to start next month

Grading and final site work on the future western headquarters of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency in north St. Louis should begin next month and wrap up by February.

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 Sept. 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.