Letitia Long on Monday became the director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. She replaced Navy Vice Adm. Robert Murrett who led the organization since July 2006. Defense Secretary Robert Gates appointed Long back in February for the post. She served since May 2006 as the deputy director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Long has 32 years of civilian federal service, most of them in the intel world. (AFPS release by Lisa Daniel)
An Air Force C-17 transport jet recently tested a new technology that could help aviators stay on course even if the satellite-based Global Positioning System (GPS) that much of modern-day aviation relies on is compromised.