Collaboration among coalition forces on the battlefield would seem to be a given, but there are still major hurdles preventing critical information sharing, according to international military officials.
Integration will be the cornerstone of plans that will let the geospatial industry continue to bring more benefits during an era of austerity, said James Clapper, director of national intelligence, at the GEOINT 2011 Symposium.
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is making strides in opening its information-sharing environment and collaboration efforts to improve intelligence and analysis, according to the agency's director.
The intelligence community and DOD are looking to virtualization to secure the networks critical to national security.
Though budgets are being reduced, the National Reconnaissance Office is still managing a number of launches while changing its architectures so data can be more readily accessed by soldiers in the field, said NRO Director Bruce Carlson.
Defense Systems staff will provide timely and detailed reporting on the GEOINT 2011 Symposium in San Antonio, Texas.
Projects such as the Army's Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle are proving how the military's information sharing can benefit intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
SES Government Solutions, Orbital Sciences and Science Applications International have teamed with the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center to launch a new infrared surveillance sensor into orbit via an SES-2 commercial satellite.