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NGA’s Todd Myers: China Uses GAN Technique to Tamper With Earth Images

Todd Myers, automation lead and chief information officer at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s office of the director of technology, said China is using a technique called generative adversarial networks to deceive computers into seeing fake bridges and other objects in Earth satellite images, Defense One reported Sunday. “The Chinese have already designed; they’re already doing it right now, using GANs—which are generative adversarial networks—to manipulate scenes and pixels to create things for nefarious reasons,” Myers said Thursday at the Genius Machines Summit.

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FBI Announces Plans for New Office in St. Louis

The federal government plans to construct a new FBI field office at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency campus in St. Louis, according to a St. Louis Business Journal report Thursday. The planned 40.4K-square foot facility is intended to accommodate information technology equipment and FBI cyber mission servers and unify all field offices across St. Louis.

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NGA Names Mark Munsell as New CTO

Mark Munsell, the deputy director of the CIO and Information Technology Services Directorate at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, has been promoted to the chief technology officer role at the agency. He will lead the agency’s efforts to modernize its technologies and attract IT talent, NGA said Tuesday.

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Vice Adm. Robert Sharp Assumes NGA Director Post; Robert Cardillo Quoted

U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Robert Sharp, formerly commander of the Office of Naval Intelligence and a 2019 Wash100 winner, formally assumed duties as National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency director at a ceremony held Thursday in Springfield, Va. He succeeds Robert Cardillo, fellow four-time Wash100 award winner who held the position over the past four years, NGA said Thursday.

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NGA Eyes Artificial Intelligence to Help Analysts Explore the ‘Unknown’

The head of analysis at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency wants to utilize artificial intelligence to help analysts review satellite imagery and observe unknown locations and activities. Susan Kalweit, director of analysis at NGA, said AI could take over tasks to analyze images of places human analysts are familiar with, which would then allow them to focus on “unknown” areas, according to a statement DoD said Friday.

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St. Louis Transfers 97 Acres of Land to Build $1.75B NGA Facility

St. Louis transferred 97 acres to the federal government to build a new headquarters worth $1.75B for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, STLToday reported Thursday. City representatives expect the construction of the campus in the St. Louis Place area to create 1,500 additional jobs and establish over 3,100 permanent employees within six years.

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Robert Cardillo: NGA Leverages Tech to Process Large Amounts of Satellite Data

Robert Cardillo, director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, has said NGA works to process and analyze huge volumes of satellite-based imagery data through technology adoption, Federal News Radio reported Friday. “As the computer gets better at that, it can help us to understand where there are changes in not just from day to day, but in what we call patterns of life — hostile threat, adversarial capability that we seek to understand, employment of a missile system,” Cardillo said Thursday at the George T. Kalaris Intelligence Conference at Georgetown University.

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