Presented by Dr. Meredith Krause, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Thursday, October 15, 2009
7:00 pm in Farley, Room 202
Dr. Meredith Krause, Ph.D., currently serves as the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s clinical psychologist. In that capacity, she consults to Agency management on issues related to pre-employment personnel selection, psychological screening for high-risk assignments, workforce wellness, and problematic employee behavior. Her current focus on the psychological impact of war-zone deployments is informed by her past experience as a psychologist at the Federal Bureau of Investigation where she published on the personal and professional challenges faced by undercover agents and child pornography investigators. Prior to Dr. Krause’s entry into the federal Intelligence Community, she practiced as a psychologist in inpatient, outpatient, correctional and educational settings and specialized in forensic assessment and the treatment of severe mental illness.
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is a Department of Defense combat support agency and a member of the national Intelligence Community (IC). NGA develops imagery and map-based intelligence solutions for U. S. national defense, homeland security and safety of navigation. In addition to supporting combat operations, NGA also supports disaster relief and homeland defense operations by providing GEOINT data, products and analyses to lead federal agencies and first responders. In recent years, NGA has played a prominent role in supporting the federal response to the devastation cased by the floods, wildfires, hurricanes and tsunamis and in safeguarding major public events such as the Super Bowl, the Olympics and the recent Presidential Inauguration. NGA maintains a global presence through its international partnerships and its deployed and externally assigned employee initiatives.