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Justin Poole: NGA Pursues AI, Automation, Augmentation to Address Big Data Challenges

Justin Poole, deputy director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, has said NGA has begun efforts to adopt artificial intelligence, augmentation and automation, also known as the ‘triple A,’ to generate insights from vast amounts of data and address other big data revolution-related challenges faced by the intelligence community, C4ISRNET reported …

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NGA Develops Web-Based Geospatial Data Sharing Platform; Robert Cardillo Comments

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has introduced an online platform designed to help users collaborate and share unclassified data for geospatial technology development efforts. NGA said Monday it developed GEOWorks for organizations and individuals to collectively develop tools and services within a data science environment. “Any U.S. company – large or small – or academic institution …

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NGA CTO Anthony Vinci Pushes for AI, Automated Tech Adoption

Anthony Vinci, chief technology officer at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, has said he is exploring ways to help accelerate NGA’s implementation of artificial intelligence and automation technology, C4ISRNet reported Saturday. Vinci told the publication in an interview he believes machine learning tools can help people digest and analyze information. “We …

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NGA Hosts GEOINT Research Grant Competition

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has announced it is hosting a research competition under the NGA Academic Research Program. The agency said Friday it will provide academic grants each valued at $200,000 yearly for eligible geospatial intelligence researchers in nonprofit organizations, higher education institutions, university research centers and hospitals. The NARP effort seeks to …

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NGA Appoints Brett Markham as West Executive, Operations Deputy Associate Director

Brett Markham, director of analytic operations at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency‘s analysis directorate, has been named west executive and deputy associate director for operations at NGA. He will represent the agency leadership at its St. Louis, Missouri, campuses as west executive and oversee the agency’s operations, defense and reconnaissance offices as deputy …

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DoD Unveils Acquisition Excellence Award Winners

The Defense Department has recognized acquisition teams across the department and intelligence agencies for showing “exemplary” contracting practices, DoD News reported Friday. Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said DoD gave the 2017 David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award to organizations that helped meet goals under the National Defense Strategy. The award …

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Peter Highnam Named DARPA Deputy Director

Peter Highnam, former research director at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, has been named deputy director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. DARPA said Monday Highnam will support the agency’s research projects in areas such as artificial intelligence, data analytics, communications, reconnaissance, electronic warfare, biosecurity and warfighter health. He succeeds Stefanie Tompkins, …

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NGA Seeks to Attract Tech Talent Via New Silicon Valley Office

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has established a new office in San Francisco, California, as part of an effort to hire professionals who possess skills in the science, technology, engineering and math fields, Nextgov reported Friday. The Outpost Silicon Valley office will support three new recruitment initiatives under NGA’s Data-Enabled Workforce strategy, …

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Robert Cardillo: NGA in Talks With Congress to Trade Govt Data Sets for Industry’s AI, Algorithms

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo has said NGA has initiated talks with Congress to strike a public-private partnership in an effort to facilitate the exchange of the agency’s data archives for industry’s algorithms, artificial intelligence and other computational methods, Federal News Radio reported Friday. “The proposition is, we have labeled …

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