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Executive Profile: Steve Wallach, GeoEye SVP of National Security Strategy

Steve Wallach

Steve Wallach joined GeoEye in January 2011 and serves as senior vice president of national security strategy.

His responsibilities include providing oversight and guidance on National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and GeoEye’s relationship with the executive branch and congressional affairs.

He has over 30 years of experience primarily in the defense, intelligence and civil communities.

Wallach’s career includes more than 32 years with the NGA and its predecessor organizations, where he held a variety of leadership positions in analysis, production, research, development, technology and operational support areas.

Wallach last served as the NGA’s geospatial intelligence information executive, where he championed the NGA data center and their data management activities. He also served as the Defense Department’s agency official for geospatial Information, representing the agency at the federal level.

Prior to this, Wallach served in several senior roles as the NGA’s technical executive, director for analysis and production and NGA west executive. At the creation of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, he served as the deputy director for technology and led the Agency’s research and development program.

Earlier in his career, Wallach served at the Defense Mapping Agency, where he produced various specialized geospatial products, managed telecommunications programs, supervised software development, geospatial production and operations support organizations and led the Agency’s weapons and systems development support.

He also served on various executive and advisory committees until his retirement in December 2010, which included service as vice-chair of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee.

Wallach began his career with the Defense Mapping Agency aerospace center in 1978.

Wallach holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Earth Science from Northwest Missouri State University. He completed a master’s degree in Computer Resources Management at Webster University and is a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College, the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and the senior acquisition course from the Defense Acquisition University.

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