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NGA Aims to Leverage Analytics, Adopt Agile Acquisition Through Commercial GEOINT Strategy; Robert Cardillo Comments

globeThe National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has released a new roadmap that details how NGA will leverage analytics and persistence from multiple GEOINT sources in order to deploy commercial GEOINT tools and services.

The Commercial GEOINT Strategy highlights NGA’s plan to adopt a more agile approach to acquisition and advance the use of unclassified intelligence as the agency works to provide users access to industry’s GEOINT offerings such as imagery, contextual data and analytics services, NGA said Monday.

The agency cited in the strategy that it plans to leverage the transformation of pixels into imagery-based analytics to help NGA analysts apply geospatial analysis to big data derived from national and commercial information sources.

Robert Cardillo
Robert Cardillo

“Innovators in industry are developing remarkable capabilities and services that will offer a wealth of unclassified data sources and new opportunities,” said Robert Cardillo, director of NGA and an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 list for 2015.

“NGA will strengthen its partnerships with innovators to explore new ways to access, analyze and evaluate data in support of diverse customer needs.”

The document outlines the agency’s three customer objectives and one of them is to provide diverse intelligence and imagery products and services to help intelligence clients come up with more informed decisions.

The strategy also enumerated four implementation imperatives for NGA, such as the possible integration of commercial GEOINT platforms and analytics services into the Allied System for Geospatial-Intelligence and the National System for Geospatial-Intelligence and the need to assess the evolution of the commercial GEOINT sector.

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