Robert Cardillo, the director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, speaks at the GEOINT 2016 conference in Orlando. The NGA announced a new collaboration to help buy and analyze commercial satellite imagery. Credit: USGIF.
James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, urged the government to use caution before relying too heavily on new commercial satellite imagery companies.
Robert Cardillo, the director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, said the agency is opening a new office in Silicon Valley.
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DigitalGlobe's constellation of Earth-imaging satellites no longer includes  Ikonos and Quickbird, which were retired in 2015. Credit: DigitalGlobe
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Skybox Imaging satellite imagery of Washington. Credit: Skybox Imaging
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Robert Cardillo. Credit: White House
The quadcopter  that landed on the White House South Lawn Jan. 26, 2015,  was similar to this commercially available radio-controlled drone. Credit: Wikipedia

L-3 Wins 1st NGA Contract, Worth as Much as $218M

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NGA has awarded L-3 Communications a contract worth as much as $218 million to operate and sustain the agency’s communication infrastructure.

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