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NGA releases vision for future analytic technology

November 12, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Virginia – The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency today released a vision for its analytic environment in 2020. The vision statement is intended to create a technology foundation for NGA’s ongoing analytic transformation and to set the technology landscape for NGA intelligence analysis in 2020.

The vision says analysts in the future will need to “spend less time exploiting GEOINT primary sources and more time analyzing and understanding the activities, relationships and patterns discovered from these sources.” The vision also details the need for a unified GEOINT platform to provide interoperable tools, algorithms and capabilities.

“It is our hope that anyone with a potential solution — from enterprising students to our traditional industry partners — will help us achieve this technology transformation,” said Todd Johanesen, NGA’s analysis technology executive.

NGA will offer a number of opportunities for industry partners to provide feedback and recommend solutions based on the plan. The online GEOINT Solutions Marketplace already allows industry innovators to post capabilities and respond to business opportunities for collaboration with the agency. The agency also plans to host an operations technology day in early 2015.

About NGA:

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency delivers world-class geospatial intelligence, or GEOINT, that provides a decisive advantage to warfighters, policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals and first responders. Both an intelligence agency and combat support agency, NGA fulfills the president’s national security priorities in partnership with the intelligence community and the Department of Defense.

NGA also is the lead federal agency for GEOINT and manages a global consortium of more than 400 commercial and government relationships. NGA is headquartered in Springfield, Va., and has two major locations in St. Louis and Arnold, Mo. Hundreds of NGA employees serve on support teams at U.S. military, diplomatic and allied locations around the world.