NGA in History - Defining Moments
Inauguration of President Barack Obama
Presidential Inaugurations are designated National Security Events by the Department of Homeland Security, requiring all appropriate agencies to exercise due diligence to prevent attacks and prepare to respond to any incidents. For the inauguration of President Barack Obama on Jan. 20, 2009, NGA personnel embedded with the U.S. Secret Service, the FBI, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Defense applied precise and real-time geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) to fulfill their partners’ critical needs. NGA teams delivered high-resolution commercial satellite imagery, airborne imagery and immersive imagery (hand-held or ground view photography) of event venues to mission partners, rendering a 360-degree view of their operational environment.
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A Historic Role (Pathfinder, May 2009)Download Open in a New Tab
GEOINT Secures the Expected and the Unusual (Pathfinder, Sept. 2008)Download Open in a New Tab
NGA Plays Central Role in Homeland Defense (Pathfinder, July 2005)Download Open in a New Tab
Agency Helps DHS Build Capabilities (Pathfinder, July 2005)Download Open in a New Tab