Federal workers at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, which has operations in St. Louis, helped track down terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden.
For more than a decade, the agency, which is based in Bethesda, Md., but has an office in St. Louis, has worked behind the scenes — using imagery, map-based intelligence and geospatial information — to hunt down bin Laden.
The agency's work was "critical to helping the intelligence community pinpoint bin Laden’s compound" in Pakistan, Director Letitia Long said.
"We still have work to do," she said. "To our partners in the fight, we will continue to provide our geospatial intelligence for the nation’s most pressing security threats.
"In the days that follow, we need to prepare for a possible response from our enemies. We must remain vigilant – knowing that this victory, while monumental, is but one among many that must be made in the fight that we will continue to wage against radical extremists."
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