Tag Archives: geospatial intelligence

James Clapper: NGA, GEOINT Community Working on Intell Integration, Transparency

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has outlined how the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the overall geospatial intelligence community works to support the U.S. intelligence mission. In written remarks to the GEOINT Symposium, Clapper said NGA supports intelligence integration through its work with other agencies and organizations. He also noted that NGA is …

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DHS’ David Alexander Highlights Value of Transactional Geospatial Data

A Department of Homeland Security official has said DHS gains more value from what he calls “transactional” geospatial data than conventional imagery when the agency analyzes scenarios and their impact on national security, GCN reported Thursday. Such transactional data “could be emerging threats from outside the nation to activities that are happening within the nation,” …

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Theresa Marie Whelan: US Should Leverage Geospatial Intell-SFO Relationship

A Pentagon official has said that counterterrorism efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq have resulted in a “hand-in-glove” relationship between geospatial intelligence and special operations forces, DoD News reported Tuesday. Theresa Marie Whelan, principal deputy assistant defense secretary for special operations and low-intensity conflict, told an audience at the GEOINT Symposium she believes it is …

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Robert Cardillo: NGA to Emphasize HR, Workforce Development

National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo has highlighted what he views as the agency’s top priorities as part of efforts to help build up national security through multidiscipline intelligence, C4ISR & Networks reported Monday. Cardillo told the publication’s Barry Rosenberg and Amber Corrin that NGA will focus on mission-talent alignment, …

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Robert Cardillo: NGA Starts Unclassified GEOINT for Mobile Project

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has launched the GEOINT Pathfinder project that seeks to provide unclassified geospatial data through mobile devices to support intelligence operations. NGA said Monday application developers, data scientists, open source researchers and partners from the National System for Geospatial-Intelligence and Allied System for Geospatial-Intelligence will collaborate on the project. “We must drive the …

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NGA Kicks Off Online Intell Tech Exchange for Vendors; Karyn Hayes-Ryan Comments

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has opened an online exchange for existing and new vendors to showcase their intelligence technologies to customers within the agency, American Forces Press Service reported Thursday. Cheryl Pellerin writes the Geospatial Intelligence Solutions Marketplace program works as an online procurement standard for the government, the geospatial …

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Mobile Devices, Cloud Computing Pushing New Geospatial ‘Phase’

The proliferation of smartphones and technological innovations such as cloud computing could point to a new era for geospatial intelligence, according to a recent Defense Systems report. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is sounding out the new tech tools to more easily put high-value geospatial imagery into the hands of warfighters. …

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2010: The Breakout Year for GEOINT

In many others years, geospatial intelligence may have – pardon the pun – slipped under the radar; in fact, often that was the point. But 2010 saw a renewed sense of mission for the once-unknown network of agencies, companies and technologies. Or, as intelligence news and analysis webiste got geoint? …

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