Tag Archives: geospatial intelligence

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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NGA Holds Hackathon to Encourage Devt of Emergency Response Tech Platforms

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency held a “hackathon” event in Huntsville, Alabama, over the weekend that challenged participants to develop geospatially-focused products and services designed to aid emergency responders in the event of a natural disaster. NGA said Friday the two-day event gathered members of the academia, industry, local innovators and small businesses communities and …

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NGA, NRO Establish Joint Activity to Explore Commercial GEOINT Tools for Intell Community

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the National Reconnaissance Office have created a joint activity to help both agencies identify and access emerging commercial geospatial intelligence tools. NGA said Friday the Commercial GEOINT Activity is scheduled to begin operations by Sept. 30 and will work to develop strategies to integrate platforms that NGA and NRO can use. “The …

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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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James Clapper: Intell Key for National Security Decision Makers

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has said intelligence agencies gather data they believe can help the U.S. and its allies reach a shared understanding of various national security risks. In his written remarks Thursday at the GEOINT Symposium, Clapper explained that intelligence gathering can provide insights to help national leaders better understand the risks involved and reduce uncertainty …

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NGA, German Counterpart Agency Partner on Geospatial Data Sharing for Terrain Analysis

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has entered into an agreement with the German military’s geo-information center on geospatial intelligence sharing as part of the TanDEM-X High Resolution Elevation Data Exchange program. NGA said Friday the partnership works to support global data-sharing initiatives and efforts to develop a uniform Digital Elevation Model with a 12-meter …

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NGA Launches Public Website for Unclassified Arctic Data

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has made its unclassified geospatial intelligence on the Arctic available to the public via a new website to support international efforts relevant to the region. NGA said Wednesday the website provides 3-D Digital Elevation Models of the Arctic landscape based on satellite images from DigitalGlobe‘s commercial imagery sources. Each model works to support scientific studies …

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