TAG: NGA

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

This article is tagged with , , and posted in GIS News

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

This article is tagged with , , , and posted in GIS News, GIS Software, Technology

GeoHuntsville 2017: Huntsville and NGA partner to advance the tradecraft

March 8, 2017By

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

This article is tagged with , , , and posted in Featured Stories, GIS News, Imagery, Technology

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

This article is tagged with , , , and posted in GeoIntelligence Insider, Mapping, Opinions

GeoQ: Robust homeland security tools for first responders

November 5, 2015By

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

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