National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Tonya P. Wilkerson serves as the ninth deputy director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Ms. Wilkerson brings a wealth of knowledge and over three decades of experience across the Intelligence Community, including leadership skills, experience across multiple mission areas, and deep expertise in the space sector.
From February to November 2021, Ms. Wilkerson served as the Associate Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency for Science and Technology/Strategy. She also held many prominent positions within the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) spanning a range of activities, including research and development, acquisitions, and operations. Ms. Wilkerson served as a change management leader within the NRO during a time of significant and complex structural transition. Ms. Wilkerson held simultaneous leadership roles in the NRO and CIA’s Directorate of Science & Technology. She successfully leveraged her technical skills, combined with her background in space operations, to enhance technical capabilities within the DS&T.
Ms. Wilkerson holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a master’s degree in engineering management from George Washington University.