DigitalGlobe Announces the Addition of Two Former National-Geospatial Intelligence Agency Executives

Long-time NGA executives bring experience and insight to DigitalGlobe

Longmont, Colo., August 17, 2010 – DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI), a leading global content provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, today announced the appointment of Jeffrey GoebeI as Vice President of Geospatial Value Added Products and Services and Jack Hild as Vice President of U.S. Defense Strategy. Both Goebel and Hild have held prestigious careers with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and bring a strong degree of knowledge and skill to DigitalGlobe.

"Jeff and Jack both have proven track records of success and leadership within the NGA," said Jill Smith, CEO of DigitalGlobe. "They bring an extraordinary level of expertise which serves to strengthen our commitment to growing our business with the US government while also bringing exceptional solutions to the commercial marketplace."

“DigitalGlobe provides me the unparalleled opportunity to make a difference building timely and relevant GEOINT. They have a solid vision for the future, the best constellation in the industry and high energy people that deliver,” said Jeff Goebel, Vice President of Geospatial Value Added Products and Services.

Most recently, Goebel was the Director of the NGA Office of Commercial Partnerships where his office’s contractual efforts provided over 75% of the GEOINT information to meet the NGA’s geospatial data needs and ensure the safety of navigation missions. He was also responsible for providing critical analytic skills to address current and enduring intelligence issues. In addition, Goebel’s office served as the Agency Program Manager for the billion-dollar Global Geospatial Intelligence contract. 

“I wanted to join a geospatial company that was committed to protecting freedom around the world and was poised to grow and create new applications – and I found that in DigitalGlobe,” said Jack Hild, Vice President of U.S. Defense Strategy. “I was impressed with the executive team’s commitment to growth and am looking forward to joining DigitalGlobe’s already enthusiastic and innovative workforce.”

Prior to joining DigitalGlobe, Hild served as the Assistant Chief Information Officer at NGA, where he focused on geospatial intelligence data and sources.  In his previous position at NGA, Hild was the Deputy Director of the Source Operations Key Component where he provided executive oversight of satellite and airborne imagery operations, commercial partnerships, international cooperative programs and geospatial data and mapping programs.

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