Tag Archives: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

NGA Seeks New GEOINT Research Methods to Address Four Mission Imperatives

National Geospatial

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is seeking concepts to explore new technology in the areas of analytic workflow modernization, data access and integrity, accelerated tasking orchestration and assured positioning, navigation, timing and targeting. The agency launched its BIG-R BAA effort last year in a push to transform research contracting approaches for disruptive technology projects.

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Space Force Eyes Satellite Imaging for Beyond-Line-Of-Sight Targeting; Gen. John Raymond Quoted

Gen. John Raymond

The U.S. Space Force is in the early stages of studying the use of imaging data from small tactical satellites to detect targets beyond line of sight. Gen. John Raymond, chief of space operations and 2021 Wash100 Award winner, said that the Space Force seeks to closely coordinate with intelligence sector partners to explore the use of tactical satellite imaging,

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Intelligence Community Stands up Council for Commercial Space Systems

David Gauthier

The U.S. intelligence community has established a new council to augment how commercial space systems deliver data for intelligence operations. The Commercial Space Council seeks to identify how to accelerate intelligence deliveries that rely on commercial satellites. David Gauthier said the council will work to increase IC's understanding of commercial technologies and advise on the community's policy and strategy.

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NGA’s Andy Brooks on Efforts to Deploy Cloud for Secure, Unclassified Data Access

Andy Brooks

Andy Brooks, chief data scientist at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), has said the agency was able to harness cloud to provide access to secure but unclassified data for its remote staff. Brooks told the publication that NGA modified its data-access strategy and launched an effort to balance data protection with value delivery for global users. 

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NGA Delivers Terrain Map for Antartica Elevation Model

National Geospatial

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) produced high-resolution images in support of an elevation model that represents the continent of Antarctica. NGA said Tuesday that it submitted an eight-meter terrain map that covers around 98 percent of the Reference Elevation Model of Antarctica. Each of the model's DEM strips are time-stamped to help users carry out topography data comparisons. 

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St. Louis-Based NGA Accelerator to Be Launched in March 2021

National Geospatial

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) announced on Monday that a new tech accelerator is being launched to help commercial startups develop new geospatial technologies in St. Louis, Missouri. Eight companies will be selected to participate during the NGA Accelerator’s inaugural 13-week program that is set to launch next year in late-March 2021. 

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Scot Currie: NGA Explores Commercial RF Data Integration With Agency’s Analytics Platforms

National Geospatial

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is examining the potential of analytics technology with commercial radio frequency data to support GEOINT applications as part of a pilot program that commenced in September 2020. The agency noted it wants to know the use of such information in mapping activity associated with radar imaging satellites and electro-optical sensors.

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NGA Issues Solicitation for Data Trustworthiness Proposals; Chad Files Quoted

Data Integrity

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) plans to award $300,000 in funds to technical proposals that seek to maintain the trustworthiness and integrity of data. Files added the project will support warfighters, analysts, decision makers and first responders. Awardees will be announced by April 2021. NGA has issued the solicitation via an other transaction authority procurement process.

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NGA’s Stacey Dixon on Accelerating Workforce Innovation

Stacey Dixon

Stacey Dixon, deputy director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, has said that the agency’s internship program is an example of its efforts to encourage workforce innovation. She added that NGA is encouraging its personnel to leverage commercially- and publicly-available information to move missions forward.

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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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