Al League is the Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) of MDA. He brings over 33 years of experience as a problem solver, senior technical advisor, intelligence officer, solution developer, analyst and operational consumer of geospatial and intelligence information. As CIO he is responsible for enhancing value and facilitating well-integrated programs, products and services across MDA, our clients and partners.
A leader in the geospatial intelligence community, member of the Senior Executive Service for Defense Intelligence and recipient of the Service to America Medal for National Security and International Affairs, Al is a visionary in innovative technology for geospatial data fusion, visualization, anticipatory intelligence and mission-critical decision support.
During his career in the federal civil service, Al focused on researching, selecting and embracing emerging technologies, while leveraging them against challenges identified by the Director of National Intelligence. He stood-up the U. S. Government’s Geospatial Intelligence Advancement Testbeds.
As a U.S. Navy Reserve Intelligence Officer, Commander League (ret) served for more than 26 years as a Senior Intelligence Instructor, Special Warfare Intelligence Officer, National Maritime Intelligence Officer and Aviation Intelligence Officer with the Office of Naval Intelligence, the Navy Strike and Air Warfare Command (NSAWC/TOPGUN), Navy Special Operations Group Two, and NATO Commander NORTH.
He received his B.S. in Geography and Business Administration (1982) from Towson University and holds a Master’s Degree awarded by the Naval War College in National Security and Strategic Studies where he authored “Geospatial Information in the National Security Strategy’” in 1997. Additionally, Al has completed executive residence programs at MIT’s Sloan School of Management in Technology Program Leadership and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University EXCEL Seminar, the highest course of study for Intelligence Community Leaders.