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NGA to participate in Hill briefing on building a deeper workforce that depends on image science, remotely sensed data

SPRINGFIELD, Va., Dec. 2, 2013 – The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is participating in a federal briefing on workforce needs for U.S. defense and intelligence communities, hosted by the Rochester Institute of Technology. The Dec. 3 briefing is sponsored by U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter at the Capitol Visitor Center at noon.

“The briefing calls for a federal initiative to increase the number of young scientists proficient in the capture, processing and analysis of remote imagery to fill technical jobs within the defense intelligence community,” according to an RIT news release Nov. 27,  

NGA has long been a leader in the federal and intelligence community in imaging science. NGA academic research funding has sponsored master’s and doctorate students over the years as part of its research grants to academic institutions. Many of these students have gone on to join NGA as image scientists or provide direct support to follow-on NGA research.

“NGA academic partnerships are integral in maintaining the highest quality pool of image scientists in the world,” said Doug McGovern, director of InnoVision, NGA’s R&D directorate. “The insights and understanding students gain about the research and operational needs of NGA allow them to continue to develop initiatives that align closely with NGA needs.”

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