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NGA, NSF Offer 3-D Digital Elevation Models of Alaska Under ArcticDEM Project

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the National Science Foundation have unveiled a new batch of 3-D digital elevation models of Alaska from the ArcticDEM project that seeks to foster coordination of national efforts in the Arctic region. The release of the topographic maps serves to support decision-making on activities in the Arctic as part of a White …

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NGA Launches Competition to Address Disparate Data Challenges

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has launched a $200,000 competition on the Challenge.gov website for programs that would help address the agency’s disparate data challenges. The challenge aims to provide unified access to data with different formats, schemas, interfaces and locations to support applications such as business metrics and information analytics, NGA said Tuesday. NGA Director Robert …

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NGA, NRO Establish Joint Activity to Explore Commercial GEOINT Tools for Intell Community

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the National Reconnaissance Office have created a joint activity to help both agencies identify and access emerging commercial geospatial intelligence tools. NGA said Friday the Commercial GEOINT Activity is scheduled to begin operations by Sept. 30 and will work to develop strategies to integrate platforms that NGA and NRO can use. “The …

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NGA Finalizes St. Louis Site as New West Headquarters Campus

Robert Cardillo, director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, has signed a record of decision that finalizes a site in St. Louis as NGA’s next headquarters site for western region operations headquarters. The agency said Thursday Next NGA West will be located at the corner of north Jefferson and Cass avenues and was chosen after the U.S. Army Corps …

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James Clapper: Intell Key for National Security Decision Makers

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has said intelligence agencies gather data they believe can help the U.S. and its allies reach a shared understanding of various national security risks. In his written remarks Thursday at the GEOINT Symposium, Clapper explained that intelligence gathering can provide insights to help national leaders better understand the risks involved and reduce uncertainty …

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Robert Cardillo: NGA Forms New Strategy to Accelerate Interoperability in GEOINT Enterprise System

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo has unveiled a new strategy for the NGA to accelerate development of an integrated enterprise system for the agency’s GEOINT data contributors and customers globally. The National System for Geospatial Intelligence Strategy 2016 recommends several professionalization, interoperability and unity of effort initiatives, NGA said Monday. “As a …

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NGA Unveils New Geospatial Research Office in Reorg, Focus Shift

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has established a new internal organization that will serve to support geospatial research among national laboratories, commercial businesses and universities as part of an NGA-wide restructuring initiative. NGA started the new office to advance the agency’s research activities and provide other agencies in the intelligence community access to new technologies and other …

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NGA’s Robert Cardillo: Data Sharing Can Help Protect Space Assets

Robert Cardillo, director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, believes information sharing efforts can help bolster the security of space assets, DoD News reported Thursday. Jim Garamone writes Cardillo noted the Joint Interagency Space Operations Center’s role in facilitating information sharing during a hearing before the House Armed Service Committee’s strategic forces …

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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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