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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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U.S. Federal Govt to Hold Tech & Cyber Job Fair in November

The U.S. federal government will host a recruitment event for cyber and technology jobs on Nov. 6 and 7 in Silver Spring, Maryland, the Hill reported Thursday. The General Services Administration said the event will help fill open positions in various federal agencies, including the Office of Personnel Management and the departments …

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NGA Offers Imagery, Mapping Data to Hurricane Response Efforts

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has released geospatial imagery and mapping data to aid the government’s response and recovery efforts in areas hit by Hurricane Irma. NGA said Wednesday it has provided geospatial support and evacuation route maps as well as evaluated damages in the storm’s wake after the agency received official requests from the U.S. …

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NGA, Partners Complete Digital Elevation Modeling of Arctic Region

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has collaborated with the National Science Foundation, University of Minnesota and mapping technology company Esri to map the entire Arctic region. The team produced the sixth batch of three-dimensional digital elevation models under the Arctic DEM Project, NGA said Wednesday. “These models and this data provide greater context for …

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