SPRINGFIELD, Va. — The National
Geospatial-Intelligence Agency wants hackathon participants to visualize future
technology uses for planning and analyzing in support to crises in Austin July
is to understand how today’s technology will use GIS, imagery information and
other big data sources to shape a better future and have a real world impact on
current and potential crises,” said U.S. Air Force Col. Marc DiPaolo, NGA’s enterprise innovation lead.
two-day event is an opportunity for teams and individuals to develop and articulate
their vision and how technology will impact decisions concerning regional
security, automated analysis and improved planning.
a diverse group of participants including individuals, companies from commercial
industry, academics and military personnel,” said DiPaolo. “Having a wide range
of participants with different experiences and areas of expertise will give us
a diversity of thought we don’t always have in the intelligence community.”
NGA is asking
participants to consider several topics of interest when preparing their pitches,
such as using artificial intelligence and machine learning to predict regional issues,
analyze and interpret large raw data sets, create automated workflows and
locational data to support emergency responder planning.
winning solution will receive a cash award of $5,000 from NGA and runners-up
will receive various prizes donated by industry partners.
also have subject matter experts on hand throughout the event to answer content
and coding-related questions from hackathon participants.
For more information, or to sign up visit: http://expeditionhacks.com/Austin/