Nicole Pilkus, Deputy Director of the Maritime Safety Office National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, talks with CNAS expert Julie Smith about her career in the defense industry, experiences that have shaped her career so far, and advice she'd give to young women entering this field today.
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