The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) introduced a commercial GEOINT strategy that outlines the agency’s plans to deliver commercial geospatial intelligence products and services by leveraging greater persistence from its traditional as well as new and emerging GEOINT providers.
According to the agency, “the remote-sensing industry’s evolving global coverage, rapid revisit rates, diverse spectral content, aggregation of open-source venues and growing analytic capabilities will allow NGA to embrace emergent commercial capabilities with the same dynamism that we embraced National Technical Means decades ago.”
“This is an exciting time for GEOINT,” said NGA Director Robert Cardillo. “Innovators in industry are developing remarkable capabilities and services that will offer a wealth of unclassified data sources and new opportunities. NGA will strengthen its partnerships with innovators to explore new ways to access, analyze and evaluate data in support of diverse customer needs.”