Biography

Adam G. Zitello is an intelligence officer and technology advocate with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Most recently, Adam was assigned to the NGA Support Team to US Africa Command (AFRICOM) in Stuttgart, Germany. He led all day-to-day geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) analysis and production support to AFRICOM Headquarters, as well as GEOINT integration with AFRICOM’s military service components. Adam guided the modernization of command and control systems, across AFRICOM and its components, through enterprise technology innovation.  

Adam served previously as the Chief of Mission Integration in NGA’s foundation GEOINT office, where he established the human geography tradecraft at NGA. He ensured NGA’s mapping products incorporated knowledge of the human dimension to improve situational awareness for US policymakers and warfighters. Adam started his NGA career as a geospatial intelligence analyst, serving in analytic and leadership roles across a range of issues and geographic areas of responsibility, including Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.

Adam began his career in federal service as a John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Adam earned a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Rhode Island, and a Master’s degree in Coastal Environmental Management from Duke University with a focus in both degrees on applied Geographic Information Science.

Adam’s research interests include technology innovation in the public sector, integration of artificial intelligence tools, and leading effective change initiatives.

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