Geospatial and Intelligence

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.

Cloud could provide cybersecurity boost to intelligence, defense

The intelligence community and DOD are looking to virtualization to secure the networks critical to national security.

NRO changes architectures to speed data to warfighters

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.

GEOINT 2011 to focus on integrated intelligence

Defense Systems staff will provide timely and detailed reporting on the GEOINT 2011 Symposium in San Antonio, Texas.

Army pushes for shared, multiple-intelligence capabilities

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.

AF deploys infrared staring sensor via commercial launch

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.