US: On April 17, the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) awarded Roberta Lenczowski with USGIF Arthur C. Lundahl-Thomas C Finnie Lifetime Achievement Award. Lenczowski is the 10th and first female recipient of the award.
She is an independent geospatial information-intelligence consultant who spent 28 years in the public sector. Lenszowski retired in 2005 from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), where she finished her NGA career as executive director of NGA Campus West in St. Louis. During her tenure in Washington, D.C., Lenczowski served three years as NGA’s technical executive, and was also director of operations with the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) for more than five years. She also served as president of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
Currently, Lenczowski is serving her second appointment representing NGA on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing. Previously, she represented NGA on the Department of the Interior’s National Satellite Land Remote Sensing Data Archive Advisory Committee, and the Security Affairs Support Association.