TAG: NGA

Harris providing industry training to NGA employees

June 12, 2017By

Harris Corporation and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) are partnering to provide industry training for NGA employees, including skills in industrial practices and procedures which are not available through military or civil education programs. Participants in the Training with Industry (TWI) program spend a year at Harris learning its business practices — such as workflows, innovative technologies and commercial processes — and... read more

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NGA awards Boundless $36 million contract for GEOINT services

April 18, 2017By

Boundless has been awarded a $36 million contract by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the primary source of GEOINT for the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Intelligence Community. The new contract supports NGA GEOINT Services and purchases services required to package, deliver, maintain and patch accredited open-source geospatial software packages. NGA delivers geospatial intelligence, or GEOINT, that provides a... read more

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GeoHuntsville 2017: Huntsville and NGA partner to advance the tradecraft

March 8, 2017By
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Last year, Huntsville, Alabama, was the site of the National Geospatial-intelligence Agency’s (NGA’s) first HackAThon — just one outreach event to take advantage of talent and skills outside the agency that could enrich the efforts of NGA. The HackAThon was an initiative of both previous NGA Director Letitia Long and current Director Robert Cardillo. It was so successful that NGA had four other... read more

NGA contracts with Planet for small satellite imagery

October 31, 2016By
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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has signed a $20 million introductory contract with Planet that will provide small satellite collection and coverage of most of the Earth’s landmass. The agreement is a step toward harnessing the potential, capabilities and services of the small sat and commercial imagery environment. The NGA will have access to a global imagery refresh every 15 days of most... read more

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NGA hackathon creates new tools for disaster response

August 4, 2016By
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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), GEO Huntsville and AEgis Technologies hosted a two-day inaugural hackathon May 2-3 at Cummings Research Park in Huntsville, Alabama, dubbed #GEOHackHSV. Most of you are familiar with hackathons, but this one was focused on geospatial solutions for first responders with NGA’s GeoQ as a foundation. The goal was to hack unclassified geospatial datasets and open-source tools to build... read more

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GeoQ: Robust homeland security tools for first responders

November 5, 2015By
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When I was the GIS manager of the Atlanta Regional Commission, the most rewarding and important work we did was geospatial support for our first responders. The culmination of this effort was creation of a portable GIS that we could set up in the field on short notice anywhere in the region to provide situational awareness for first responders. The... read more

2015 GEOINT Workshop Key to Defense Symposium

September 3, 2015By
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The Huntsville Space and Missile Defense Symposium, held Aug. 10-13, featured an informative GEOINT Workshop. By Art Kalinski, GISP Two weeks ago I attended a GEOINT Workshop, which was a part of the annual Space and Missile Defense Symposium, at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala. The workshop was opened by the primary organizer, Chris Johnson. Chris has headed up many geospatial... read more

Art Kalinski Reports from GEOINT 2015

June 23, 2015By
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Editor’s Note:This week, Geointelligence Insider’s Art Kalinski reports from GEOINT 2015, being held in Washington, D.C., June 22-25. GEOINT 2015 is not your daddy’s geospatial conference. If there is a common theme to this convention, it’s the problem of too much data and not enough analysts, so there are many exhibitors addressing the issue with automated systems that merge the... read more

Image Matters to Support NGA’s Accelerating Map of the World Initiative

December 3, 2014By

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has awarded Image Matters LLC a contract to address some of the agency’s most pressing challenges through its Accelerating Map of the World Initiative. The initiative will deliver innovative solutions that expedite and strengthen the agency’s Map of the World (MoW). MoW is foundational to the Intelligence Community’s object-based production environment. MoW will provide easy access... read more

NGA Creates Website to Support Ebola Relief Efforts

October 27, 2014By
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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency made available October 23 a public-facing website to assist U.S. and international relief efforts to combat the spread of the Ebola virus disease, providing unprecedented online access to its unclassified geospatial intelligence in support of lead federal agencies and partners. NGA’s efforts add important value to the support offered by other organizations, including the All Partners... read more

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