Matt McAllister - Program Manager, NGA Operations

Matthew ensures successful delivery of Skyris programs within the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA). He is responsible for NGA customer interface, business development, and on-site administrative support to Skyris employees. Matthew is a veteran of the U.S. Air force and offers more than 13 years of experience providing GEOINT expertise to various customers in tactical and strategic environments.

Matthew started his career in the 2003 as an imagery analyst for the US Air Force. He was hand-picked to assist in the creation of new TCPED and training operation encompassing all USAF SAR platforms. Through his efforts, USAF SAR operation increased by 400 percent over the first year garnering accolades from the Secretary of the Air Force and Secretary of Defense. Following military service, Matthew joined BAE Systems as an All- Source analyst in support of DIA. During this time Matthew played an important role in the strategic operations against US advisories. In 2008, Matthew began supporting NGA. His ability to grasp and thrive in the area of imagery science played a key role in development of new techniques for combating intelligence problems. His skills set and knowledge of imagery science and tactical operations contributed to the creation of a baseline model for future NGA AGI efforts. In 2010 he deployed to Afghanistan in support of NGA and NSA operations providing real time intelligence to combat troops. AS the only NGA contactor within the AOR, Matthew was instrumental in insuring the most up to date information was available to multiple ISAF entities. Matthew joined Skyris in late 2010 and resumed his work with NGA as a spectral scientist conducting operational support of an AGI proof of concept project. During this time he redeployed to Afghanistan as a lead image scientist ensuring continuous production and providing AGI education to combat commands on advanced geospatial capabilities. Upon return from deployment, he assisted in development of training curriculum for future deployers and the NGA basic hyperspectral training course. Matthew currently supports NGA’s Office of Political Geography providing GIS and AGI expertise in support of the continuously evolving geographic political boundary issue.