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NGA, German Counterpart Agency Partner on Geospatial Data Sharing for Terrain Analysis

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has entered into an agreement with the German military’s geo-information center on geospatial intelligence sharing as part of the TanDEM-X High Resolution Elevation Data Exchange program. NGA said Friday the partnership works to support global data-sharing initiatives and efforts to develop a uniform Digital Elevation Model with a 12-meter …

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Robert Cardillo: NGA Must Advance Commercial GEOINT Platforms Amid Paris Attacks

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo has said NGA should look to market commercial GEOINT platforms amid the Islamic State group-staged attacks in Paris Friday, FCW reported Monday. Cardillo told reporters at the two-day Small Satellite Workshop in Virginia that the terrorist attacks on France’s capital has driven NGA to identify new approaches on how …

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NGA Aims to Leverage Analytics, Adopt Agile Acquisition Through Commercial GEOINT Strategy; Robert Cardillo Comments

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has released a new roadmap that details how NGA will leverage analytics and persistence from multiple GEOINT sources in order to deploy commercial GEOINT tools and services. The Commercial GEOINT Strategy highlights NGA’s plan to adopt a more agile approach to acquisition and advance the use …

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Sue Gordon: NGA to Reform Acquisition System Through Org Structure, Function Changes

Sue Gordon, deputy director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, has told agency personnel that a new initiative will work to streamline NGA’s acquisition system through changes in organizational structure and decision-making authority. NGA said Tuesday Gordon sent employees a letter on the agency’s acquisition reform plan, which she said is based on …

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NGA Seeks Feedback on Nathaniel Bowditch’s ‘American Practical Navigator;’ Gerard Clifford Comments

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency will accept public comments as it works to update the book “The American Practical Navigator,” by mathematician and mariner Nathaniel Bowditch. Sailors use the book known as “Bowditch” as a resource for marine navigation, NGA said Monday. The agency plans to release the book’s 10th edition …

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Profile: Susan Gordon, Deputy Director of NGA

Susan Gordon serves as deputy director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and assists the agency director in the management of the National System of Geospatial Intelligence. Prior to assuming her current role in January, Gordon was director of CIA‘s Information Operations Center and senior adviser to the CIA director on cyber matters. She …

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NGA Launches Public Website for Unclassified Arctic Data

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has made its unclassified geospatial intelligence on the Arctic available to the public via a new website to support international efforts relevant to the region. NGA said Wednesday the website provides 3-D Digital Elevation Models of the Arctic landscape based on satellite images from DigitalGlobe‘s commercial imagery sources. Each model works to support scientific studies …

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NGA-Led Research Team Unveils New Map to Depict Earth’s Radioactivity; Shawn Usman Comments

A research team led by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has released a new map that uses sets of geophysical data to illustrate the Earth’s radioactivity. NGA said Tuesday the Antineutrino Global Map 2015 also uses international observational data on antineutrinos. An antineutrino is a subatomic particle generated by nuclear reactors, the Earth’s …

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James Clapper: NGA, GEOINT Community Working on Intell Integration, Transparency

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has outlined how the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the overall geospatial intelligence community works to support the U.S. intelligence mission. In written remarks to the GEOINT Symposium, Clapper said NGA supports intelligence integration through its work with other agencies and organizations. He also noted that NGA is …

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