The SI Organization has appointed Barry Barlow, a former National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency official, to join the company as chief technology officer.
Barlow recently retired from the agency as director for online geospatial intelligence services, the company said Monday.
“Barry is a highly respected technologist and gifted leader who has designed and architected many of NGA’s key programs, ” said Bill Graham, president and CEO. “We have worked closely with Barry for a number of years and have seen the passion and value he brings to the geospatial intelligence mission.”
Deb Oliver, chief operating officer and executive vice president, said the company appointed Barlow for his insights into cloud computing, big data analysis, geospatial intelligence integration and geospatial intelligence data standards.
The company wants to develop new market offerings and grow in its existing markets, Oliver added.
At NGA, Barlow has also served as director of the acquisition directorate and led development and deployment of a geospatial intelligence system worldwide.
The 36-year aerospace and defense veteran has also served as NGA’s chief architect, chief engineer and a program manager.