Herndon, Va., April 3, 2014—In the last week, USGIF CEO Keith Masback has appeared on CNN five times to discuss GEOINT’s role in locating missing Malaysia Arlines Flight 370.
Masback first appeared March 24 on CNN’s The Lead after investigators concluded via satellite data that the flight had gone down in the southern Indian Ocean. Masback helped viewers understand the intricacies of imagery analysis.
The following day, he appeared on The Lead again alongside CNN aviation analyst Steve Wallace to discuss “the partial ping,” which may indicate the moment Flight 370 crashed into the ocean.
Masback appeared for the third time March 28 to discuss satellite technology and information sharing with Wolf Blitzer, after the search area had once again shifted dramatically.
Over the weekend, the conversation transitioned to geopolitics. On March 29, Masback and David Gleane discussed how geopolitics are affecting the search for the missing airplane. And most recently on March 30, Masback explained what can be learned from satellite imagery in the ongoing search.
The complete line-up of Masback’s CNN appearances are as follow: