Keynote Speaker

Mark Riccio
Technical Executive
Office of Americas


Mark Riccio is the Technical Executive, Office of Americas with responsibility for the investigation and insertion of new technologies to meet the demands of the Homeland Security/Homeland Defense mission at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, Md.

Mr. Riccio earned a Master of Arts in National Security from the U.S. Naval War College in 2001, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography/Remote Sensing from Central Connecticut State University in 1990.  

Before assuming his current position, Mr. Riccio was Chief of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency’s (an NGA legacy organization) Domestic Operations Branch and was part of a team that defined and implemented NIMA’s role in Domestic Counter-Terrorism. Prior to that, he was with the Intelligence Analysis and Integrated Operations Division, Office of Americas, Operations Directorate, NIMA as Chief of the North America-Caribbean Branch. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Riccio was Chief of a NIMA Production Cell (NPC) charged with the functional mission of addressing global intelligence missions within an end-to-end commercial off-the-shelf technology solution, a NIMA first.

 Mr. Riccio began his career with the Defense Mapping Agency (another NGA legacy organization) in 1991 and served in a variety of positions focused on the extraction of feature and terrain information in support of advanced weapons systems and military and intelligence operations. Mr. Riccio was a charter member of NIMA, and soon after its standup joined the Geospatial Information Integrated Product Team, where he led the Geospatial Prototype Facility Team through 1998. This team sought input and participation from across industry on the availability of commercial technologies to support the NIMA analytical mission, which then implemented and made recommendations on the viability of commercial technology to meet NIMA’s most challenging analytical missions. 

Lunch Speaker

Lou Cross,
Florida Resources and Environmental Analysis Center (FREAC), Coordinator of Research Programs and Services

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