As pressure for spending cuts increases, the intelligence community is looking beyond its traditional classified stovepipes and toward cloud solutions, officials say.
One way to close the rising gap between the large volume of data being gathered and the ability of humans to process that information would be to make one agency responsible for managing it, said Air Force Gen. Robert Kehler at GEOINT 2011.
Raytheon has developed a military application marketplace and a group of applications that address a number of tasks that simplify the handling of geospatial intelligence data.
Two House members said they’re trying to ensure that budget cuts don’t hurt work to protect U.S. interests.
Geospatial intelligence will continue to transform as challenges and threats evolve and the requirements for data change, said a top DOD official in a keynote speech at GEOINT 2011.
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is working to improve the way it operates, shares information and buys systems and capabilities, officials said.
On the opening day of the GEOINT 2011 Symposium, leading military speakers described efforts to employ handheld computing platforms and the small programs that run on them to give users quick access to geospatial imagery.
Sharing geospatial intelligence data requires a focus on standards, improved processes and safeguards that protect secure data.