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NGA Releases Updated GEOINT Strategy; Robert Cardillo Comments

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has updated its commercial geospatial intelligence strategy to emphasize the agency’s need to keep up with emerging technologies. The recently released action plan includes the agency’s initiatives on expanding partnerships, facilitating information assurance operations and integrating commercial GEOINT systems with automated and artificial intelligence technologies, NGA …

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NGA Seeks Geospatial Image Colorization Algorithm

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has announced a $15,000 prize competition meant to produce an algorithm for automatic image colorization. The agency said Wednesday the contest posted on challenge.gov is intended to generate an algorithm that facilitates a 10-hour autonomous implementation of color in 10-gigapixel panchromatic images. Christy Monaco, NGA director …

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Anthony Vinci to Step Down as NGA CTO; Cindy Daniell Named Agency Research Director

Anthony Vinci, chief technology officer of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, is due to step down from his position on July 7 and will return to the private sector. NGA said Friday Vinci helped establish public-private partnerships and led its efforts to implement artificial intelligence, automation and augmentation technology platforms during his tenure …

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NGA Hosts GEOINT Research Grant Competition

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has announced it is hosting a research competition under the NGA Academic Research Program. The agency said Friday it will provide academic grants each valued at $200,000 yearly for eligible geospatial intelligence researchers in nonprofit organizations, higher education institutions, university research centers and hospitals. The NARP effort seeks to …

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NGA, NRO to Explore Commercial GEOINT Offerings With New Tool

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and National Reconnaissance Office will compare their near term geospatial intelligence needs with commercial offerings through a new leaderboard, Space News reported Tuesday. NGA and NRO established Commercial GEOINT Activity last year to jointly explore GEOINT capabilities in the private sector. CGA directors implemented the Leaderboard tool in June to …

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Justin Poole Appointed NGA Deputy Director; Robert Cardillo Comments

Justin Poole, formerly director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency‘s source operations and management directorate, has been appointed to serve as NGA’s seventh deputy director. NGA said Thursday Poole will succeed Susan Gordon, who was nominated to the position of principal deputy director at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. He started his federal …

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NGA Releases GEOINT App for Govt Users on Apple App Store, Google Play

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has launched its latest application on the Apple‘s App Store and the Google Play Store in an effort to help authorized government user access unclassified geospatial intelligence through mobile devices. NGA said Friday its Tearline app is accessible to the intelligence community, Defense Department, allies and academic and private sector …

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NCCA Approves NGA’s GEOINT Fundamentals, Imagery Analysis Certification Programs

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has obtained accreditation from the Institute for Credentialing Excellence’s National Commission for Certifying Agencies for two GEOINT professional certification programs. NCCA issued the five-year accreditation to NGA’s Imagery Analysis and GEOINT Fundamentals certification programs on Jan. 31 after the agency met and complied with the commission’s standards, NGA …

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John Goolgasian: NGA Reaches Out to Private Industry for Satellite Accuracy Measurements

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is continuing on its strategy to enlist the help of private industry imaging and analytics systems in order to grow the agency’s intelligence portfolio, C4ISR & Networks reported Monday. Adam Stone writes the NGA’s plans include the exploration and evaluation of commercial geospatial intelligence data and products to address product delivery speeds and …

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