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NASA Plans Earth Science Data Acquisition From Small Satellite Operators

NASA looks to procure imaging and radio occultation data from commercial small satellite companies to help address the space agency’s Earth science research goals, Space News reported Wednesday. Jeff Foust writes NASA’s budget request for fiscal year 2017 includes $30 million for satellite development and data acquisition efforts under the Small Satellite Constellations Initiative. …

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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: US Faces Cyber Espionage, Counterspace Weapon Systems Among Global Threats

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has said the increasing adoption of Internet of Things-based devices and artificial intelligence could both bring new opportunities for intelligence collection and challenges to the U.S.’ cyber defenses. Clapper said in his testimony Thursday before the House Intelligence Committee that the field of foreign data science …

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DARPA to Hold Proposers Day for Photon Detection Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will hold a Proposers Day on Jan. 25 to provide information on a new program that seeks to facilitate new imaging concepts and technology through the detection of photons. DARPA said Wednesday the Fundamental Limits of Photon Detection or “Detect” program aims to use quantum models for proof-of-concept experiments. …

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Vincent Tang: DARPA Eyes Integrated Neutron/X-ray Portable Imaging Tech

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking proposals on technologies that would combine the imaging capabilities of neutron radiography and the portability of X-ray as part of its Intense and Compact Neutron Sources program. DARPA said Wednesday the program intends to explore high-voltage engineering, accelerator and plasma science, pulsed power and associated technologies to …

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