Illinois Geography alumna and geospatial data expert Candace Frame (BA, 1972) will discuss:
- Intelligence Community Agencies
- Definition of GEOINT (Geospatial Intelligence)
- Community partners with geospatial interests/needs
- NGA Workforce and specialty occupations
- Data sources and sample projects
Bio: Candace Frame (BA 1972, Geography) began her career at the Illinois State Geological Survey, Oil and Gas section. She then earned a teaching certificate from Illinois State University, intending to pursue a career in education. She later moved to Louisville, Kentucky to serve as a research assistant at the University of Louisville Urban Studies Center. She was then hired at the Louisville Field Office of the Defense Mapping Agency (DMA). Starting out as a cartographer using satellite imagery to create military maps, she moved into staff and resource management positions.
Eventually, Candace moved to DMA headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland where she managed geospatial programs and budgets. Two years were spent as a liaison to the Defense Intelligence Agency at Bolling Air Force Base to primarily coordinate both agency’s imagery and geospatial assets and requirements. While at DMA, she attended the Air War College located at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama and earned its certificate as well as an MS in Public Administration at Auburn University. DMA was eventually merged with other agencies to become today’s National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) from which Candace retired in 2010.