National Geospatial Intelligence Agency challenged to keep up with volatile world
June 3, 2019
In the data arms race, it’s not about how much data you have but what you do with it.
That about sums up the challenge facing the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), a giant organization of 14,500 employees responsible for acquiring and analyzing satellite imagery, and providing mapping services to the U.S. military and intelligence community.
“We’re currently faced with a security environment that is more complex, interconnected and volatile than we’ve experienced in recent memory — one which will require us to do things differently if we’re to navigate ourselves through it successfully,” NGA Director Vice Adm. Robert Sharp said on Monday in a keynote speech at GEOINT 2019, the nation’s largest gathering of geospatial intelligence professionals hosted by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation.
Bringing NGA’s Future into Focus: Agency leaders on research, data science, industry partnerships, and more
June 2, 2019
"The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) sent 265 representatives to GEOINT 2019 (Booth 453) to learn about the latest geospatial technology and trends. Agency personnel will participate in a variety of programs throughout the week, including training sessions, lightning talks, and Government Pavilion Stage (Booth 466) discussions.
Three NGA leaders spoke with The GEOINT Symposium Show Daily ahead of the event to share a preview of their presentations as well as insights on agency priorities and initiatives." Read More.
"St. Louis has been working with regional and state
leaders as well as our economic development agencies, academic institutions and
the business and startup community to create the ecosystem necessary for us to
be the nation’s center for geospatial excellence.
We are well on our way, with major events taking place in
the near future and for years to come. Next week, San Antonio will host the country’s
largest gathering of geospatial industry, academia and government stakeholders
at the annual GEOINT Symposium.