NGA Director Cardillo Declares GEOINT on the Rise

NGA Director Cardillo Declares GEOINT on the Rise

The agency I'm privileged to lead celebrates a major anniversary this fall. It's been a remarkable 20 years”from NIMA stand-up to NGA transition to the GEOINT Revolution. And I can proudly”and confidently”say that GEOINT is on the rise, more relevant than ever to our customers today and poised for a tomorrow that's filled with possibility.

Remote-Sensing Renaissance Leads the GEOINT Revolution

Remote-Sensing Renaissance Leads the GEOINT Revolution

There's something incredibly powerful going on right now, something the USGIF refers to as the Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) Revolution. It represents the synergy of remarkable advances happening simultaneously across multiple technology areas. When combined, this cooperative interaction fundamentally changes our individual and collective ability to deal with our construct of spatial thinking and awareness, altering our ability to apply space over time to a range of tasks, missions and disciplines in a way we hadn't imagined.

Defining ˜First Principles' of Geospatial Intelligence

Defining ˜First Principles' of Geospatial Intelligence

In 2015, I developed and taught a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) and the Geospatial Revolution, to help broaden the discipline. When I began outlining the course, I asked several in the community, what should be the focus of the MOOC? The common reply was teach the principles.

Beware the False Narrative

Beware the False Narrative

Having spent most of my professional career in the Washington, D.C., area, I've learned some lessons about how the U.S. government works”or doesn't. One frustrating phenomenon is the false narrative: when a story at odds with reality is developed about a particular situation.

Transparency Is Challenging the Status Quo

Transparency Is Challenging the Status Quo

More industry and academia collaboration, easier points of entry for a wider audience to interact in the agency's tradecraft and business practices, and initiatives creating a larger public conversation ” all signs welcoming outsiders to a state of greater transparency at NGA.

Common, Affordable Products Lead to ¨Analytic Innovation

By Dale Lehner, Office of Corporate Communications, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (www.nga.mil), Springfield, Va.   The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Advanced Visualization Branch, known as ASCSV, is taking imagery to new heights of...

NGA's Long Touts GEOINT Immersion

By Jacquelyn Karpovich, Office of  Corporate Communications, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (www.nga.mil), Springfield, Va.   According to National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Director Letitia A. Long, the agency’s transformation from a...

Tracing GEOINT's Evolution

By S. Eugene Poteat, president, Association of Former Intelligence Officers (www.afio.com), Falls Church, Va. From its early beginnings, technology has been the common thread that has advanced geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) to where it is today. The CIA’s U-2...

Harnessing Data to Streamline GEOINT Analysis

By Rosemary Heiss, Office of Corporate Communications, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (www.nga.mil), Springfield, Va.   More than 90 percent of the stored data in the world has been created in the last two years, according to a recent Financial Times...

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