NGA plans to continue adding datasets, tools and challenges to GEOWorks, the collaborative data sharing platform NGA Director Robert Cardillo unveiled Monday at the 2018 GEOINT Symposium.
Intelligence analysts have a problem: more data than ever before. “It presents a massive challenge for us,” said Lt. Gen. Charles Brown Jr., U.S. Central Command deputy commander.
The remote sensing industry is trying to contribute to “global transparency,” said Walter Scott, chief technology officer of Maxar Technologies and founder of DigitalGlobe.
Iceye, the Finnish company flying a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) microsatellite, forged an alliance with Ursa Space Systems, a firm that offers economic insights from geospatial data.
Countering WMDs is a major intelligence fusion challenge. Thomas: “Even for an organization that prides itself in agility, which we do, this is some incredibly problem solving.”
Geospatial data companies are focusing intently on acquiring satellite imagery quickly and speeding data delivery to customers.
In its quest for cutting edge commercial solutions to military problems, the U.S. Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) is not ignoring the talents of traditional government contractors.
NGA Director Cardillo: “I want the market to work … but government shouldn’t be their first customer. We should be their second customer.”
USD Kernan: "we really haven’t taken all the advantage we can of technology.”
"We are trying to effectively link air, land, sea and space. The geospatial context on the ground may give you some type of indications and warning of something happening in space," said Chirag Parikh, director of NGA's Office of Source Strategies.