Defense Watch

June 26, 2013 by  
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February 6, 2013 by  
Filed under 2013, Columns, Defense Watch, Jan-Feb

Modeling the Future of GEOINT By Laura Lundin, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (, Office of Geospatial Intelligence Management, Springfield, Va. For many organizations, shrinking budgets and constrained resources mean slashing existing programs and limiting future investments. But how do decision makers determine where to cut and where to invest while limiting risks often associated with new technologies and aging [...]

Defense Watch

December 11, 2012 by  
Filed under 2012, Columns, Defense Watch, Nov-Dec

Director Long Apprises Strides Toward “Tomorrow’s NGA Today” By Ken White, Office of Corporate Communications, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (, Bethesda, Md.   National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Letitia A. Long outlined the agency’s three-way transformation of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) during the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation’s GEOINT 2012 Symposium in Orlando, Fla.,Oct. 9, 2012. Long took the [...]

Defense Watch

October 4, 2012 by  
Filed under 2012, Columns, Defense Watch, Sep-Oct

Making Geospatial Intelligence More Accessible By George Demmy , chief technical officer and co-founder, TerraGo Technologies (, Atlanta. As the defense and intelligence communities convene for this year’s GEOINT Symposium, the geospatial industry, which occupies an increasingly important role within the community, is diligently working to help its customers and partners fulfill their missions in the face of a [...]

Technology Will Drive Tomorrow’s Homeland Security

April 21, 2011 by  
Filed under 2011, Columns, Defense Watch, Defense Watch, Mar-Apr

By André Doumitt, CEO of Geosemble Technologies (, El Segundo, Calif. The Department of Homeland Security’s  all-encompassing mission is “to prevent and deter terrorist attacks,    protect against and respond to threats and hazards to the nation, and    secure our national borders”.  Such scope makes it clear that technology  must play a central role in meeting that challenge. New sensing,    monitoring, [...]

LiDAR Supplies High-Resolution Data to NGA

February 25, 2011 by  
Filed under 2011, Columns, Defense Watch, Jan-Feb

By Katherine G., Steve H., and Seana M., imagery scientists in the Office of Sciences and Methodologies, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (, Bethesda, Md. As rebuilding efforts and military operations continue in Iraq and Afghanistan, the demand for high-quality terrain data has increased steadily. To meet the demand, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has incorporated the [...]