Jefferson Morley | June 4, 2020
Haspel Cited for Efforts to Disable MANPADS and Diversify CIA
Ever since Gina Haspel went full MAGA in cheering President Trump’s State of the Union speech in January, the CIA director has wisely avoided making headlines.
But Haspel is making news among her peers in the government world of government contracting. According to Executive Mosaic, Haspel ranks high
among the most popular executive leaders recognized for their efforts at either their company or agency to drive leadership, vision, achievement, reliability and innovation for U.S. citizens.
Haspel was citing for leading the CIA’s development of a technology that would disable the U.S.-made anti-air missiles given to foreign allies if needed. The technology is designed to activate foreign user restrictions on Man-Portable Air-Defense System missiles, known as MANPADS
The technology, known as geofencing, would disable MANPADS from use based on the weapon’s location. A MANPADS missile beyond a certain geographic range would cease from functioning if geofencing is applied.
Haspel was also honored for her efforts to diversify the CIA leadership. Women now occupy five top positions at the agency.