Deputy Director, Chief Information Officer - IT Services National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Prior to becoming
CTO, Mark was Deputy Director, CIO and IT Services Directorate at the National
Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Prior Mr. Munsell served as the Director, Office
of Targeting and Transnational Issues in NGA’s Analysis Directorate. Mr.
Munsell began his federal career with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration in Norfolk, Virginia in 1990. Serving in a professional,
multi-disciplinary role as photogrammetrist, cartographer, and surveyor, he
demonstrated an aptitude for digital transformation and was subsequently
transferred to NOAA headquarters in 1993 to work on various system
developments. In 1995, Mr. Munsell was awarded the NOAA Bronze Medal for his
software engineering work transforming the nation’s nautical charting
production system. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, he was offered the
opportunity to return to the area in 1996 through a transfer to one of NGA’s
predecessor agencies, the Defense Mapping Agency, to work systems development
issues, specifically, as the lead software engineer on transforming the
agency’s aeronautical production systems. After successfully designing and
fielding the new system, Mr. Munsell left the agency to work for Northrop
Grumman TASC where he continued to be the lead engineer on several system
developments for NGA. In March 2000, Mr. Munsell founded Internet Marine and
Aviation Planning Services (IMAPS, LLC), which began offering flight and
maritime planning services to individuals, industry, and government via the
Internet. With Mr. Munsell as president, the company grew quickly and started
offering software development and production services to a variety of customers
including NGA, Department of Defense, Department of Interior, the Experimental
Aircraft Association, and many others. SAIC acquired IMAPS, and subsequently,
in 2006, Mr. Munsell returned to federal service working for NGA’s eGEOINT
office, where he promoted Web Services and the adoption of Service Oriented
Architecture throughout the agency. In late 2006, Mr. Munsell was assigned as
the Technical Executive of the Office of Global Navigation, and managed over 30
projects to increase efficiency, interoperability, accessibility, and improve
quality for the office. In 2008, Mr. Munsell deployed to Iraq, serving as the
team lead and representative to the Multi-National Corps Iraq in Baghdad,
earning the Joint Civil Service Achievement Award. In 2009, Mr. Munsell was
assigned as the Deputy Chief, Precision Engagement Division, Office of
Targeting and Transnational Issues (NGO-T). In 2015, he was assigned as Deputy
Director, Aeronautical Navigation Office, Source & Management Directorate.
Mr. Munsell is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a degree
in Geography, and a minor in Aerospace Studies.
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