Kevin Hope - Former Deputy Director of Source Operations and Management with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency - Joins Continental Mapping
June 29th, 2020 – Sun Prairie, WI – Continental Mapping is excited to announce that Kevin Hope, the former Deputy Director of Source Operations with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), is joining Continental Mapping. Mr. Hope began his Federal career in 1985 and most recently led NGA’s GEOINT mission to provide the best foundation for geospatial intelligence through discovery, assessment, management, and maintenance of GEOINT sources and data. He served in previous roles within NGA as well including as the National Geospatial Intelligence Officer for GEOINT Standards and Data Management in the Office of the Chief Information Officer where he was the NGA’s first Chief Data Officer. Mr. Hope has worked elsewhere in the federal government as well, including at the United States Geological Survey as the USGS Director of the USGS Advanced Systems Center, where he coordinated civil and DoD dual use remote sensing projects. Mr. Hope also served as the Chief Architect of the National Geospatial Program while at USGS, where he led efforts on the Nation’s authoritative geospatial framework, The National Map.
Mr. Hope joins Continental Mapping to help the firm in its strategic planning, expanding its footprint with the federal government space and defining and deploying targeted research and development efforts.
Chief Strategy Officer Andy Dougherty said, “We are extremely happy Kevin decided to join Continental Mapping as we continue to grow our increased geospatial offerings through our two JANUS Prime contracts. His voice will enable us to better understand and serve the geospatial missions in the IC and DoD. His great career in the US Federal Government also included years with other key customers like the USGS. Kevin’s continued dedication to the mission and leadership will serve Continental Mapping and our customers well.”
About Continental Mapping
Continental Mapping Consultants, LLC is a dynamic, midsize geospatial technology and automation company providing authoritative geospatial answers for global markets. Sourcing data from earth, sky, and space, we develop actionable intelligence to enhance critical decision-making for government and private entities focused on national security, mobility, infrastructure, and environmental concerns.
Proven processes and proprietary technologies augment our geospatial data collection, curation, analysis, and dissemination capabilities. Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, Continental Mapping has mapped in over 180 countries and on all seven continents.