Mr. David White

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Chair

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Chair

Eisenhower School

Mr. White was appointed a member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service in September 2001. His NGA assignments include serving as the NGA Chief Information Officer (CIO) where he was responsible for leading all aspects of the Agency’s IT and cybersecurity operations in support of the nation’s GEOINT mission. He also provided leadership oversight for 3 multi-billion dollar programs within the Intelligence Community IT Enterprise.

Mr. White served as the NGA Deputy Chief Operating Officer where he was responsible for overseeing, coordinating and integrating all aspects of the Agency’s operations, business and personnel functions; Deputy Director of the Analysis Directorate where he provided leadership of the Agency’s analytic operations; and Deputy Director of the Agency’s Financial Management Directorate where he provided oversight of programming, budgeting, execution, performance management and audit functions. Other positions include Director of NGA’s Program Analysis and Evaluation Office; IT Operations Director; Systems Engineer; and Acquisition Program Manager.

A retired Army Officer, Mr. White has more than 38 years of experience across the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. In addition to his time at NGA, he also has considerable experience working at the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Before joining NGA, Mr. White served in the private sector with the MITRE Corporation.   He served as the Senior Policy Advisor and Resident Fellow at the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) where he provided oversight for initiatives across INSA Councils.  Mr. White holds Bachelor Degrees in Business Administration and Computer Science; and a Master Degree in Organizational Management. He resides in the Washington DC area.