MU wins million contract to train spy agency employees

ST. LOUIS — Several months after confirming the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is staying in St. Louis, the agency announced a $12 million contract to the University of Missouri’s Columbia campus to train NGA employees. The five-year contract with MU’s engineering school — the largest contract in the College of Engineering’s history — is aimed at data science and “key education and training needs identified by NGA.” Curt Davis, director of the engineering school’s Center for Geospatial Intelligence, said the process of acquiring the contract started more than a year ago. The NGA anticipates 1,800 working students in St. Louis and Washington participating in the graduate certificate program. “Our faculty are thrilled to be able to support NGA’s effort to equip its workforce with the data science skills necessary for NGA…


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