Tag Archives: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

NGA CTO Mark Munsell to Retire in November

Mark Munsell

Mark Munsell, chief technology officer at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), will retire on Nov. 9 after more than a year in the position and two decades of service in the federal government. Munsell, who started his career at NGA in 1996, assumed the CTO role in February 2019 and led the development of the agency’s first technology strategy.

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NGA Stands up New Innovation Lab in Missouri; VADM Robert Sharp Quoted

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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has established a new laboratory to foster the collaborative development of geospatial technologies. Government, industry and academia would jointly develop geospatial-intelligence software at Moonshot Labs located within the T-REX innovation center in St. Louis, Missouri. Moonshot's name references moon-mapping efforts performed by NGA's predecessors for the Apollo space mission.

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NGA Names Winners of Recent Geomagnetic Field Competition

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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has unveiled the winners of an 18-month, $2.1 million challenge for technologies designed to measure or quantify the planet Earth's magnetic field. Iota Technology won the MagQuest competition's top spot with a $350,000 prize award. MagQuest seeks innovative technologies that could support the World Magnetic Model.

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NGA Launches Satellite Imagery Circle Finder Competition

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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has offered a $50,000 prize pool for novel approaches that employ artificial intelligence to detect circular-shaped elements in satellite images. NGA said Monday that it is seeking automated approaches that can trace, delineate and describe circles in satellite imagery as part of the Circle Finder challenge.

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Mark Munsell on NGA’s Technology Strategy, Tech Focus Areas

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Mark Munsell, chief technology officer at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), said NGA’s two documents on technology focus areas and tech strategy will help the agency address “enduring” analytical and tech challenges. “We are looking for industry to take a look at those and propose ideas and technologies that might address those enduring needs,” Munsell said on the network’s Ask the CIO.

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NGA Pursues New Facility Construction Undelayed Amid COVID-19

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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is working to complete its new campus building by 2023 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. NGA said Friday that its upcoming facility in north St. Louis, Mo., is on track with no major delays to the planned schedule, as construction takes place outdoors, where according to health experts, transmission risks are lessened.

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NGA Releases 2020 Tech Focus Areas Document; Mark Munsell Quoted

Mark Munsell

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has listed advanced analytics and modeling, data management, modern software engineering, artificial intelligence and future of work as its five technology focus areas this year. “This document is focused on our needs, rather than specific technologies,” Mark Munsell, chief technology officer at NGA, said in a statement published Wednesday.

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