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NGA Releases Updated GEOINT Strategy; Robert Cardillo Comments

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has updated its commercial geospatial intelligence strategy to emphasize the agency’s need to keep up with emerging technologies. The recently released action plan includes the agency’s initiatives on expanding partnerships, facilitating information assurance operations and integrating commercial GEOINT systems with automated and artificial intelligence technologies, NGA …

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NGA Seeks Geospatial Image Colorization Algorithm

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has announced a $15,000 prize competition meant to produce an algorithm for automatic image colorization. The agency said Wednesday the contest posted on challenge.gov is intended to generate an algorithm that facilitates a 10-hour autonomous implementation of color in 10-gigapixel panchromatic images. Christy Monaco, NGA director …

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NGA Implements Vetting Process to Secure GEOINT App Store

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has developed an app store that implements segmentation controls to provide Defense Department employees access to applications based on their security clearance levels, Wired reported Tuesday. “We built the [GEOINT] App Store to be a completely unclassified environment that’s open to the public. … But it …

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Anthony Vinci to Step Down as NGA CTO; Cindy Daniell Named Agency Research Director

Anthony Vinci, chief technology officer of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, is due to step down from his position on July 7 and will return to the private sector. NGA said Friday Vinci helped establish public-private partnerships and led its efforts to implement artificial intelligence, automation and augmentation technology platforms during his tenure …

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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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