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Congressman Ruppersberger on Long-term Space Plan, FISA, STEM and UAVs

Friday, April 18th 2014

Congressman C.A. "Dutch" Ruppersberger, (D-MD-2nd), the ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence opened his morning address with a discussion of U.S. long-term plans for space. Warning that U.S. spending on space programs has fallen from 80% to near 20% of total...

Municipal GEOINT: National Security Starts at the Local Level

Thursday, April 17th 2014

At the GEOINT Symposium in Tampa, a special session on national security was convened with representation from various sectors of local government. The workshop was led by Maj. Gen. William Reddell, The Adjutant General (TAG) for the State of New Hampshire. He is a member of the National...

DNI Deputy Cardillo:  Time to embrace and leverage an evolved and more connected world

Thursday, April 17th 2014

Robert Cardillo, the Deputy Director for Intelligence Integration, Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) closed out this year's GEOINT 2013* Symposium keynotes midday Thursday, stating that his address was the appropriate bookend to his superior DNI Clapper's opening session on...

ADM William McRaven, Commander JSOC: “No such thing as a local problem”

Thursday, April 17th 2014

Admiral William H. McRaven, Commander, United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM), United States Navy began the Thursday morning keynotes at the GEOINT Symposium by stating that "as we have global impacts, we have to have global perspective." As of last week, Special Operation Forces (SOF)...

NGA Evolves Mission to Next Phase of Intelligence: Immersion

Thursday, April 17th 2014

In her keynote address at the GEOINT Symposium, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Director Letitia Long continued to refine and define her vision for the preeminent government geospatial technology agency. It's a vision that began in 2010 with identifying the needs of the warfighter...

DIA Director Flynn: “The Way Forward”

Wednesday, April 16th 2014

Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn, Director, Defense Intelligence Agency gave the final keynote Tuesday morning at GEOINT 2013*, during which he discussed “DIA’s Way Forward”—summed up:  Innovation, Investment, and Integration.  The way forward is about “bringing together” and he highlighted...

Clapper: Decreasing Budget Cycle Will Continue; Snowden Fallout Led to Decision for Transparency

Wednesday, April 16th 2014

The Director of National Intelligence (DNI), James Clapper, addressed the GEOINT 2013* Symposium attendees and warned that the current budget cycle of the U.S. federal government will see no reprieve from current spending imperatives.  "We've been in a decreasing budget cycle and it will...

The Commoditization of the Earth Observation Satellite Business

Monday, April 14th 2014

The GEOINT Symposium today kicked off with visionary sessions called "GEOINT Forward." In a session on "SmallSat Remote Sensing Innovations" two startup company executives, Anne Hale Miglarese president and CEO of PlanetiQ and Robbie Schingler co-founder of Planet Labs shared how satellite...

New Earth Observation Satellites & a Rush to Video Imagery from Space

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

Ever since the first remote sensing earth observation satellite was put into space and allowed geoscientists to peer at the surface there's been a call to get the data faster. With the release of the first imagery today from UrthCast and before that from Skybox's SkySat-1 last December 27th, high...

GIS Education News Weekly: Delta State, Geographers on PBS, More MOOCs

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

Delta State Tackling Hazard Mitigation Plan Talbot Brooks, director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies at Delta State (Cleveland, MS), and the GIS center will do some GIS work associated with the Delta’s regional hazard mitigation plan. The project received...

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