Geospatial and Intelligence

Geospatial intell evolution will continue at rapid pace

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.

Intell agency zeroes in on apps, metrics and reform

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is working to improve the way it operates, shares information and buys systems and capabilities, officials said.

Handheld computing transforms geospatial intell world

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.

Intell data sharing requires high degree of cooperation

Sharing geospatial intelligence data requires a focus on standards, improved processes and safeguards that protect secure data.

SOUTHCOM looks to non-traditional information sharing

The U.S. Southern Command's commander wants to use non-traditional ways to achieve the intelligence capabilities required in South America.

Collaboration must be lifeblood of joint combat operations

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 crucial to geospatial intell as budgets slashed: Clapper

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.

NGA looks to open source to improve access, better analysis

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.