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Octo Receives 2.5 Year Contract from NGA to Provide Geospatial Product Development; Jim Vant Quoted

Octo Consulting Group has received a two and a half year contract with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to provide geospatial product development under the GEOINT Services, Data Services, Core Delivery Teams (CDT) contract, Octo announced on Tuesday.

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NCSA to Help NGA Build Digital Elevation Models of Earth

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has granted the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign $11.1M to work on a series of geospatial research projects over the next year. NCSA said Friday that it will help NGA build digital elevation models of the entire Earth using data from its Blue Waters supercomputers as part of the initial EarthDEM project. 

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Sue Gordon: Intelligence Community Should Push for More Information Sharing

Sue Gordon, principal deputy director of national intelligence and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said the intelligence community should ramp up its efforts to advance transparency and share more information with the public as foreign governments continue to target the general public and commercial businesses, C4ISRNET reported Tuesday.

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Lawmakers Urge NGA to Drive GEOINT Automation Efforts

The House passed a bill on Wednesday directing the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to accelerate its efforts to implement automation for GEOINT activities and report progress on such programs, C4ISRnet reported Friday. The bill requires NGA to brief the House Permanent Committee on Intelligence on its strategy to deploy automated capabilities to enable staff to rapidly process imaging data and conduct related data analyses.

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Vice Adm. Robert Sharp, Director of NGA, Announced as Keynote Speaker for Potomac Officers Club’s 2019 Intel Summit on July 31st

Vice Adm. Robert Sharp, the director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, will be featured as a keynote speaker for Potomac Officers Club’s 6th Annual Intel Summit on July 31st. Don’t wait to register for the summit right here.

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Cindy Daniell: AI Could Help NGA Address ‘Nothing Significant to Report’ Challenge

Cindy Daniell, director of research at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, told C4ISRNET in an interview published Tuesday that artificial intelligence could help NGA analysts address the “nothing significant to report” issue in image triage. “We are looking to AI to filter that, to perform video triage for us and tell us where there’s something significant and meanwhile they can just cull out all of the NSTRs,” Daniell said.

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Army Extending Industry, Academic Collaboration for Warfare Tech

Patrick O’Neill, director of the U.S. Army’s command, control, computers, communications, cyber, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance center, said the service has “embraced academia and industry” when it comes to modern warfare initiatives, C4ISRNET reported Thursday. The Army is expanding its industry and academic partnerships through efforts like promoting dialogue with nontraditional companies and establishing military programs within institutions, O’Neill told audiences at the C4ISRNET Conference in Arlington, Va.

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