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NGA, Partners Complete Digital Elevation Modeling of Arctic Region

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has collaborated with the National Science Foundation, University of Minnesota and mapping technology company Esri to map the entire Arctic region. The team produced the sixth batch of three-dimensional digital elevation models under the Arctic DEM Project, NGA said Wednesday. “These models and this data provide greater context for …

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NGA, NSF Offer 3-D Digital Elevation Models of Alaska Under ArcticDEM Project

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the National Science Foundation have unveiled a new batch of 3-D digital elevation models of Alaska from the ArcticDEM project that seeks to foster coordination of national efforts in the Arctic region. The release of the topographic maps serves to support decision-making on activities in the Arctic as part of a White …

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Navy, Coast Guard Plan New Joint Polar Icebreaker Office; Charles Michel Comments

The U.S. Navy and Coast Guard plan to create a joint program office that will be responsible for the acquisition of a new polar icebreaker, Navy Times reported Thursday. The chief of staff for Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-California), chairman of the House Transportation Coast Guard and maritime transportation subcommittee, told reporter Meghann Myers the …

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GAO: Coast Guard to Address Arctic Regional Operation Capacity Gaps

The U.S. Coast Guard plans to develop specific measures for its Arctic region activities in an effort to systematically assess potential effects of its operations on the mitigation of operation capacity gaps in support of a Government Accountability Office recommendation. GAO said Tuesday the service branch has worked with Arctic partners to assess and mitigate gaps …

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NY Times: US Military Officials Worry Over Russian Ship Operations Near Undersea Communications Cables

Russian ships and submarines have launched operations near underwater cables used to transmit Internet communications worldwide, the New York Times reported Sunday. David Sanger and Eric Schmitt write U.S. intelligence and military leaders are concerned that an increase in Russia’s naval activities could result in cable-cutting attacks once conflicts emerge. Adm. …

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