HawkEye 360 announced on Thursday that Robert Cardillo, former director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and four-time Wash100 Award winner, has joined its advisory board. Cardillo becomes the 19th member to join the company’s advisory board.
“Robert’s work in the intelligence community and geospatial industry is highly regarded and extremely valuable,” said John Serafini, CEO of HawkEye 360. “Robert’s counsel, combined with that of our exceptional advisory board members, will provide great benefit to the company in its continued engagement and support of critical U.S. and international government customers,” he added.
Cardillo served as the sixth director of the NGA in 2014 and led the agency through significant changes in the technology and global threat landscapes while also reinforcing NGA’s position as a vital component of the national intelligence community. 2019 Wash100 Award winner Vice Adm. Robert Sharp succeeded Cardillo as the NGA’s director in Feb. 2019.
Prior to his role as NGA director, Cardillo served as deputy director for Intelligence Integration with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence between Sept. 2010 and Aug. 2014. He also served as the senior manager for the U.S. Department of Defense for more than 27 years.
Cardillo graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in Government, and earned a master’s degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University.
He’s also received a number of awards and honors throughout his career including two Director of National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medals, the Department of Defense Distinguished Service Award, two Presidential Ranks of Distinguished Executive, the Presidential Rank of Meritorious Executive, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joint Meritorious Civilian Service Award.
“The potential of the commercial geospatial industry grows every day — especially in partnership with the intelligence community,” said Cardillo. “I am excited about and look forward to working with the advisory board members on HawkEye 360’s pioneering technologies and offerings.”
In addition to Cardillo, HawkEye 360’s advisory board also features Letitia Long, the former fifth director of the NGA, Doug Wolfe, former CIO of the CIA, Admiral James A. “Sandy” Winnefeld, Jr., former vice chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Robert Work, former U.S. deputy secretary of Defense and Douglas Loverro, former U.S. deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Space Policy.
About HawkEye 360
HawkEye 360 is a Radio Frequency (RF) data analytics company. We operate a first-of-its-kind commercial satellite constellation to identify, process and geolocate a broad set of RF signals. We extract value from this unique data through proprietary algorithms, fusing it with other sources to create powerful analytical products that solve hard challenges for our global customers. Our products include maritime domain awareness and spectrum mapping and monitoring; our customers include a wide range of commercial, government and international entities.