Joseph S. Bermudez Jr. Joins CSIS as Senior Fellow for Imagery Analysis
November 12, 2018
WASHINGTON, November 12, 2018: The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is pleased to announce Joseph Bermudez Jr. as the new senior fellow for Imagery Analysis. Mr. Bermudez will work closely with the Korea Chair and a range of other CSIS programs and experts, through the iDeas Lab, to develop and expand CSIS’s satellite imagery analysis work.
“We are all very excited to have Joe join our team at the Korea Chair and more broadly CSIS,” said Victor Cha, senior adviser for CSIS’s Korea Chair. “Joe sets the standard on expert imagery analysis that all others see to follow. CSIS is fortunate to have him help build our capabilities in this area.”
Before joining CSIS, Mr. Bermudez was the senior imagery analyst for 38 North at Johns Hopkins SAIS, where his work gained international recognition. Mr. Bermudez did similar work at the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea and for IHS Markit (formerly the Jane’s Information Group). Mr. Bermudez is known for his expertise on North Korean defense and intelligence affairs, and ballistic missile development in the developing world.
Mr. Bermudez was also the chief analytics officer and co-founder of AllSource Analysis, Inc. and senior all-source analyst for DigitalGlobe’s Analysis Center. While at both AllSource Analysis and DigitalGlobe’s Analysis Center, he led a team of imagery and all-source analysts covering a diverse portfolio of subjects including humanitarian issues in Sudan, Russian expansion in the Arctic, the Arab Spring, Chinese security developments and a host of other international issues. He is also an award-winning author and lecturer.
“We are delighted to have Joe join the CSIS team. Joe will be wearing two hats here at CSIS and his work with both our cutting-edge iDeas Lab, and our Korea Chair will bring CSIS to an even higher level of research and analysis, producing the highest quality digital mapping products,” said John J. Hamre, president and CEO of CSIS.