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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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Vice Adm. Robert Sharp Talks NGA’s Strategy 2025 at GEOINT Symposium

Navy Vice Adm. Robert Sharp, director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, appeared Monday at the GEOINT Symposium to discuss the four strategic goals – people, partnerships, mission today and mission tomorrow - of NGA’s Strategy 2025. Sharp talked about NGA’s efforts to recruit, develop and retain talent as well as its focus on inclusion and diversity.

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Barry Barlow, SVP & Chief of Staff of Perspecta, Receives Executive Mosaic’s Chairman’s Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Barry Barlow, chief of staff and senior vice president of Perspecta, with the Chairman’s Award for completing his second year as chairman of the CTO Group for Executive Mosaic’s 4x24 program. This is the second consecutive year Executive Mosaic has awarded Barry Barlow the Chairman’s Award.

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IARPA Chief Stacey Dixon Named NGA Deputy Director

Stacey Dixon, director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, has been appointed deputy chief of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. “Dr. Dixon is a proven leader who has a deep understanding of NGA and the entire intelligence community, its current challenges and the bright opportunities that lie ahead,” Navy Vice Adm. Robert Sharp, director of NGA, said in a statement published Thursday.

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NASCIO Members, Federal Agencies Discuss Cyber Issues at 2019 DC Fly-In

Members of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers met with key federal agencies as well as Federal CIO and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient Suzette Kent during the organization's D.C. Fly-In in event Washington, D.C., NASCIO said on Wednesday. NASCIO members engaged with officials from the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services unit, General Services Administration, Internal Revenue Service Office of Safeguards and First Responder Network Authority to discuss issues such as the standardization of federal cybersecurity policy.

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Peraton Names Robert Cardillo, Former NGA Director, to its Advisory Board; Stu Shea Quoted

Robert Cardillo, former National-Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) director and four-time Wash100 Award winner, has joined Peraton’s advisory board, Peraton announced on Wednesday. Peraton’s Advisory Board provides advice and counsel to the company on its strategic direction.

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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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