GEOINT 2011 - Recap of Day 1

By Joe Francica

Long Provides Blueprint for NGA Modernization: Letitia Long, director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, provided a four-point plan for making her vision a reality.

Quotes of the Day - GEOINT 2011

National Reconnaissance Wants to Push More Imagery to Warfighter: Bruce Carlson,  director of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), is a serious manager on a mission to drive down costs and push intelligence to the warfighter.  

General Keith Alexander Sees Cloud Computing as Key to Supporting Mobile Forces and Managing Cyber Threats: General Keith Alexander, the director of the  National Security Agency's Cyber Command provided insights as to how cloud computing will support both a growing mobile force as well as how it will help to eliminate costly inefficiencies in information technology. He feels that a 30% to 40% saving in IT budgets are achievable.

Clapper Pushes Integration While Asserting Realistic View of IC Budget Situation: During his years at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and later at the Pentagon, Jim Clapper,  currently the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), admitted his organizations were lucky to be awash with money earmarked for the intelligence-gathering technology and replete with the personnel to carry out the mission.  Times have changed but the mission still grows and demands on geospatial intelligence are still exploding.

Letitia Long, Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) - Press Conference Transcript: This is a transcript of remarks made by Letitia Long, the Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) during a press conference held on October 17, 2011 at the GEOINT Symposium in San Antonio, Texas. The press conference was held just after her remarks to the general audience. The remarks were made before opening it up to questions from the press.

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Published Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Written by Joe Francica

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