Tag Archives: NGA

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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Profile: Joe Landino, CIO of National Counterterrorism Center

Joe Landino has served as chief information officer and director of mission systems at the National Counterterrorism Center since December 2014. Prior to his current role, Landino was director of the open source engineering group within CIA‘s Open Source Center for nearly four years. He helped engineer and develop information technology infrastructure …

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NGA, NRO to Explore Commercial GEOINT Offerings With New Tool

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and National Reconnaissance Office will compare their near term geospatial intelligence needs with commercial offerings through a new leaderboard, Space News reported Tuesday. NGA and NRO established Commercial GEOINT Activity last year to jointly explore GEOINT capabilities in the private sector. CGA directors implemented the Leaderboard tool in June to …

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Trump to Appoint CIA Vet John Sherman as Intell Community CIO

President Donald Trump will appoint John Sherman, formerly deputy director of the Open Source Enterprise at CIA, as chief information officer of the intelligence community, the White House announced Friday. Sherman will replace acting CIO Jennifer Kron and oversee the IC Information Technology Enterprise, a program that seeks to standardize …

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