Geospatial and Intelligence


NRO satellite programs remain 'in the green,' director says

The director of the National Reconnaissance Office says that the nation's classified satellite fleet is in good shape and so are the development programs in motion to produce a new generation of spacecraft to collect data on U.S. adversaries.

iPads to provide backup for Marines in Afghanistan

One Cobra pilot took it upon himself to prove to his superiors the benefits of iPads in battlefield communications and targeting when ground troops are in need. The risk paid off, and might influence long-term helicopter tech.

White House might have interfered with general's testimony

Air Force Gen. William Shelton has told lawmakers during a classified briefing earlier this month that the White House tried to persuade him to change his testimony to make it more favorable to a company with ties to a key Democratic donor.

Unmanned aerostats furnish vital geospatial intelligence

The Army is receiving vital intelligence from tethered aerostats with reconfigurable sensor payloads that can stay aloft for weeks or months.

Better image tagging improves warfighter situational awareness

As networking makes all types of data readily available to warfighters, technical planners are continuing to enhance techniques to make sure warfighters can find the files they need.

Army Geospatial Information Officer Joseph Fontanella

Army aims for optimum quality control of geospatial products

The Army Geospatial Center is helping DOD improve stewardship of geospatial products, says Joseph Fontanella, the center's director.

Geospatial tech offers look inside Qaddafi compound

New satellite photos from GeoEye provide a detailed view of now-fugitive Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's Tripoli compound.

Keith Norton

Commercial Satcom remains vital to military ops

Commercial satellite communications will continue to play a vital role in day-to-day communications and contingency operations even when next-generation space systems are deployed.