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