NGA Reveals 2013-2017 Strategy


NGA’s recently released strategy lays the groundwork for future national security challenges in an era of fiscal austerity.

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) aims to bolster its support of military and intelligence operations, intelligence analysis, homeland defense and humanitarian and disaster relief.

NGA and geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) are key enablers of U.S. national security interests, actions, and decisions around the globe. The NGA Strategy aligns with the nation’s strategic priorities, goals, and objectives as outlined in the  National Intelligence Strategy, the Defense Intelligence Strategy, and the Secretary of Defense strategic guidance Sustaining U.S. Global Leadership: Priorities for 21st Century Defense.

Strategic objectives are:

Content: By 2017, NGA has empowered the GEOINT community through greatly improved access to varied content and applications, easy-to-use online services in all security domains and the ability to contribute content to the global GEOINT knowledge base.

Open IT Environment: By 2017, NGA has a stable, mission-driven and open IT environment that meets industry standards for service availability, service time to market, and overall costs as a percentage of operating cost. This enables a self-, assisted-, full-service delivery model that allows users to create and consume GEOINT content anytime on the device of their choice.

Analytic Capabilities: By 2017, NGA is providing a range of new anticipatory analytic products and services that make a measurable difference in outcomes for customers.

Customer Service: By 2017, NGA is providing robust online, on-demand GEOINT services that provide access to content, applications, expertise, and support through a unified Web presence and an enterprise application store on three security domains.

Workforce: By 2017, NGA will attract, motivate, and retain a highly skilled, innovative, and adaptive workforce, and will reward those who take balanced risks to further NGA’s mission.

Workplace: By 2017, NGA will be a leader in the federal government by establishing secure, safe, sustainable, collaborative and environmentally friendly sites that are in compliance with all federal, state and local laws; regulations; and standards.

Corporate and Functional Management: By 2017, NGA functions more efficiently through real-time transparent insight into expenditures and agility in managing its program, budget and personnel. The GEOINT enterprise has broadly adapted functional management architecture, tradecraft and standards that adhere to functional management program guidance, has established metrics to assess implementation of the strategy and R&D/S&T investments show a return on investment.

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