TAG: NGA

Global Mapper app now on NGA’s IGAPP store

April 17, 2019By
Photo: Blue Marble

Global Mapper Mobile is now available to U.S. government agencies through the Innovative GEOINT Application Provider Program (IGAPP). The mobile app is provided by Blue Marble Geographics. Administered by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the mission of IGAPP is to streamline the deployment of commercial mobile apps to government personnel by bridging the gap between traditional government contracting procedures and non-traditional... read more

Planet’s breadloaf-sized satellites capture Earth surface

February 7, 2019By
Paris, capable of going to 3–5m resolution. (Image: Planet Labs Inc.)

Planet (formerly Planet Labs) has put about 300 satellites into space, in charge of photographing the entire land mass of the Earth every day. The satellites weigh 5 kg (12 pounds) and measure 20 x 20 x 44 centimeters, about the size of a loaf of bread. They are packed with commercial-off-the-shelf electronics and are built in downtown San Francisco.... read more

Team to collect Arctic surveillance data for NGA

December 11, 2018By
Photo: NASA

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has awarded GeoNorth Information Systems (GNIS) a five-year, $15 million contract for persistent surveillance services of the Arctic region. Lockheed Martin will provide a scalable geospatial processing platform to enable the surveillance project. GNIS will leverage Lockheed Martin’s Rosetta technology, which includes a versatile and highly automated set of commercial and civil image processing tools... read more

Harris wins three 10-year NGA geospatial data contracts

July 10, 2018By
Earth's western hemisphere, 2002. (Photo: NASA)

Harris Corporation has been awarded three multi-award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts with ceilings totaling $1.5 billion to provide the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) with geospatial data services for up to 10 years. Harris will create, manage and disseminate high-quality geospatial-intelligence (GEOINT) information for use by the U.S. intelligence community and military worldwide under contracts that cover all three areas of... read more

TerraGo launches reconnaissance app in NGA GEOINT store

May 23, 2018By
Photos: TerraGO

TerraGo, a provider of dissemination and collaboration software for defense and intelligence agencies, has announced the availability of R3 for immediate download in the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) GEOINT App Store. R3 is a mobile data collection and collaboration app customized for the missions of reconnaissance, response and recovery. Designed for the most challenging missions and environments, R3 lets users... read more

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
NGA Director Jorge Garcia

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

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

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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