Intell agency wants analysts to walk through recon images

Solicitation seeks novel methods of interacting with aerial video and photos

Analysts at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency are looking for novel ways to discern valuable intelligence information from the documents and images they routinely scan throughout the day on their computer monitors.

Rather than just using their minds and hands, the NGA analysts are exploring the concept of building some sort of computer interface in which an analyst would “walk” through an image or series of images using a trackpad akin to the Dance Dance Revolution video game and other interactive game technologies that require body movement, reports Spencer Ackerman at Wired’s Danger Room blog.

In a quest for such technology, NGA has issued a solicitation to small businesses in which it is seeking proposals for software and systems that would enable analysts to interact mentally and physically with images gleaned from aerial surveillance.

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