All is calm, all is bright, especially in the glow of a satel-light. Safe and happy holidays from our NGA family to yours. #HappyHolidays
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All is calm, all is bright, especially in the glow of a satel-light. Safe and happy holidays from our NGA family to yours. #HappyHolidays
Excuse the mess – the halls are getting decked, the trees are being lit and it's beginning to look a lot like the holidays here at NGA. We continue to Show the Way and guide our nation and allies by delivering world-class geospatial intelligence during this busy holiday season and all year round. Stay safe this holiday season! #holidays #behindthescenes
Need a map? 30 years ago, the Defense Mapping Agency worked around the clock to produce maps for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) during Desert Shield. Here’s an inside look at the Theater Map Depot in Bahrain during the Gulf War. DMA produced over 44 million maps and charts to ensure coalition troops were well equipped with the geospatial information needed to plan ‘Operation Desert Storm’ which would begin in January 1991. #FlashbackFriday
NGA launches a new pilot program to examine using commercial radio frequency geospatial data and analytics. This innovative approach will augment intelligence activities for analysts while enhancing the agency’s use of commercial data.
“This pilot is an example of NGA’s commitment to exploring how we can integrate new and emerging commercial data sources into our analytic platforms to better support our mission partners’ needs,” said Scot Currie, director, Source operations group.
Learn more about this innovative pilot: https://www.nga.mil/news/1608060742168_NGA_pilot_program_explores_commercial_RF_GEOINT.html
The NGA Accelerator, a collaboration between NGA, Missouri Technology Corporation and Capital Innovators, is seeking applicants to help solve geospatial-intelligence questions. If selected, start-ups working with geospatial technology will have access to grant money, workspace, subject matter expertise and more to enhance the future of GEOINT. Apply today » https://capitalinnovators.com/nga-accelerator-program #innovation #geoint #ngaaccelerator
#OnThisDay in 1995, diplomats gathered in Paris to sign the Dayton Peace Accords ending years of violence in Bosnia. Did you know NGA predecessor – the Defense Mapping Agency ¬– played a critical role in aiding peace negotiations? DMA experts used digital mapping techniques to provide diplomats with near-real-time data of the disputed regions.
Geospatial intelligence comes in many forms – like this sand table briefing conducted by U.S. Marine Corps during Operation Desert Storm. Soldiers spent hundreds of hours around these tables planning missions during the Gulf War. Fun fact: sand table briefings are still used today by U.S. military forces for operational planning. #FlashbackFriday #KnowYourMil
Is graphic design your special power? NGA is hiring Visual Information Specialists to create graphics for a variety of mediums including digital platforms and print publications. Use your abilities to keep our nation safe. Learn more about the position and apply today » https://go.usa.gov/x7ScA #MondayMotivation
Today, NGA joins our nation in remembering the courage and selfless sacrifice made 79 years ago at Pearl Harbor. We will never forget this 'day that will live in infamy.’
What do charts, astronomical observations and hydrographic research have in common? They were all core missions of NGA predecessor organization - the Depot of Charts and Instruments – established #OTD in 1830 by the U.S. Navy. By 1844, the demand for charts and navigational products was so high, the U.S. Navy renamed the organization to the United States Naval Observatory and expanded its mission. Much of this work continues today through NGA’s maritime safety and hydrography offices.😮 Interested in learning more? Check out our Geointeresting #podcast on the ‘Notice to Mariners’ detailing more than 150 years of keeping seafarers safe around the globe » https://soundcloud.com/nga_geoint/episode-34-a-maritime-achievement-150-years-in-the-making
A few things on NGA Deputy Director Dr. Stacey Dixon’s mind at the #AspenCyber summit yesterday:
✅ Interns enhance NGA’s mission
✅The rewards & challenges of a pivot to unclass systems
✅Innovation empowers NGA’s people
Read the recap or watch the recording via U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) website » go.usa.gov/x7zBU
Technology innovation is about people and making sure the best employees are hired, the deputy director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency said.
NGA’s new Sign Language Interpreting Operations Centers are the first of their kind in the IC! The SLIOCs are centralized video remote interpreting hubs where NGA’s sign language interpreters can remotely provide virtual interpreting services for NGA’s Deaf and hard of hearing, or DHH, workforce who have returned to the buildings and the classified networks during the COVID-19 pandemic. The SLIOCs allow NGA’s sign language interpreters to maintain social distancing without the need to wear masks, as facial expressions serve a key role in interpretation. Learn more about how NGA's DHH employees, interpreters and their NGA colleagues benefit from SLIOC's: https://go.usa.gov/x7tgm #DayforAll
Geospatial intelligence played an important role in much of American history. We continue to #ShowtheWay by providing the highest quality geospatial information that impacts our world and shapes our future. #MotivationMonday
Wishing you and your loved ones a healthy and #HappyThanksgiving from the NGA family! 🦃 We are thankful for the opportunity to serve our nation and allies with timely and accurate GEOINT this holiday season and all year long!
Happening now: NGA is seeking technical solutions to augment foundation data in the latest #competition. Read the announcement to learn more about the Other Transaction Authority competition including deadlines and prize money » go.usa.gov/x7GrM
Flying missions during the Gulf War required increased access to aeronautical charts produced by The Defense Mapping Agency’s Combat Support Center – an NGA predecessor organization. Navigational charts were produced and shipped overseas to ensure U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) aircrews had accurate products detailing terrain and navigational hazards across Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria and Jordan. #Flashbackfriday #Knowyourmil
#DYK by studying human geography, NGA is able to help track displaced populations after natural disasters, analyze cultural changes in demography, study global standards of living and better understand all the people of our world? Check out this video to learn more. #GeoWeek #ThatsGeography
Happy #GISDay! Geographic information system has a real-world application for just about everyone – whether you’re using a navigational tool on your phone or providing trusted GEOINT to domestic and international partners. #GeoWeek #ThatsGeography
#DYK one of our nation’s most famous cartographers was former President George Washington? He worked as a county surveyor in Virginia and created hundreds of maps throughout his life. Mapmaking is a complicated endeavor that combines both science and art to create a product that needs to be accurate as well as visually appealing. Learn how NGA uses cartography in the latest NGA Explains video. #GeoWeek #ThatsGeography
It’s #GeoWeek – are you ready to explore partnerships, tools and technologies? Then join NGA and help us #ShowtheWay as the worldwide leader in geospatial intelligence. Take a look at open positions at https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/nga/index.html #MotivationMonday
If you can’t let spooky season go yet – especially on this ‘Friday the 13th’ – here’s our Geointeresting podcast about our maybe(?) haunted St. Louis campus. » https://soundcloud.com/nga_geoint/ghost-stories-at-the-st-louis-arsenal
In November 1990, U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) deployments to support Operation Desert Shield drastically increased. The Gulf War was the largest logistical war effort since WWII and required accurate hydrographic charts to help U.S. Navy vessels navigate harbors in the Middle East. Did you know the Defense Mapping Agency’s Combat Support Center – an NGA predecessor organization created and shipped charts to approximately 50 vessels ranging from oil-tankers to aircraft carriers? The increased demands for maps and charts shifted DMA’s ordering process from phone call to computerized requests. These digitized requests were sent to DMA warehouses every two hours. #Flashbackfriday #Knowyourmil
NGA challenges you to locate the origins of audio and video recordings from 8 cities around the globe.
Learn more about the NGA #Soundscapes Prize Competition and how you can compete for a chance to win up to $40,000 in cash prizes » soundscapeschallenge.com
This Veterans Day presents an opportunity to honor those who’ve served – and sacrificed – to make the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness possible for the American people and our allies around the world. As a Combat Support Agency, NGA takes great pride in supporting everyone currently in uniform. NGA honors those who served. #VeteransDay2020 #KnowYourMil
Oorah and Happy Birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps who fearlessly defend our nation every day. From amphibious assaults to land based operations, the Marines fulfill a critical role in national security as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces. Since the early days of the American Revolutionary War, the Marines have protected American assets around the globe. NGA is a proud partner of the Marines and ensures troops have access to the latest geospatial intelligence including maps and imagery data to assist with planning and executing operations. #USMC245 #SemperFi
We have a challenge for you – can you geo-locate where audio and video posts were recorded? Learn more about the NGA #Soundscapes Prize Competition and how you can compete for a chance to win up to $40,000 in cash prizes!
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is the nation's primary source of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT). NGA provides GEOINT in support of U.S. national security and defense, as well as disaster relief. GEOINT is the exploitation and analysis of imagery and geospatial information that d...
Today is the last day to submit your 💡 solutions 💡 for a chance to win the $20,000 #CircleFinder competition top prize. Submissions due by 5 p.m. ET » circlefinderchallenge.com #OpenInnovation #CitizenScience
Pumpkint or treat? It is all the same to us! Have a safe and #HappyHalloween
Wrapping up our remembrance of the Cuban Missile Crisis with a virtual nod to Art Lundahl - a geospatial pioneer in photogrammetry and imagery analysis. His legacy continues to inspire intelligence professionals today. Take a look at our latest 'Historical Influencer' video. #AllAboutArt
#ICYMI NGA's predecessors showed the way by charting the moon and mapping lunar landing sites in the 1960s. Today, we declare a new visionary challenge - Moonshot Labs - in collaboration with T-REX in St. Louis, where we're building the future of GEOINT. #TransformationTuesday
NGA announced Moonshot Labs software factory and accelerator in St. Louis to advance efforts between NGA, industry and academia in the region. The new geospatial technology lab to open at T-REX, a non-profit development facility for innovation and entrepreneurism, in downtown St. Louis. https://www.nga.mil/news/1603281070962_NGA_announces_Moonshot_Labs_software_factory_and_a.html #innovation #technology
Vice Adm. Robert Sharp talked about reimagining NGA post-COVID-19 during his keynote at the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation - USGIF Geospatial Gateway Forum. “There’s no limit in what we might do in reimagining ourselves.” Take a look » #ShowTheWay
NGA is looking for the special ability of wrangling unstructured GEOINT data to solve complex intel challenges. If you have #STEM powers in data visualization and statistics, check out NGA’s Analytic Methodologist positions » http://ow.ly/aCFH50BUDUF #WantAMission?
#OTD in 1962, the #CubanMissileCrisis began when photo interpreters at NGA predecessor org. – National Photographic Interpretation Center – confirmed Soviet missiles in Cuba. Take a look at the imagery from John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, what do you see?
For 13 days the world wondered if this was the moment the Cold War would heat up. Follow along for the next two weeks as we share #flashback posts detailing this critical moment in history.
Happy Birthday U.S. Navy! From the depths of the ocean to the edge of the sky, the United States Navy has a long and proud history of protecting our nation and has proven time and again to be one of the most technologically advanced and formidable maritime forces in modern history. And, the Navy partners with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to better patrol our seas and protect American interests.
NGA’s Maritime Safety Information Office provides digital nautical charts and other maritime geospatial information to both military and civilian vessels – helping them safely navigate our oceans and seas. NGA provides bathymetry and hydrography products which show details of the depth, topography and bottom features of the seafloor aiding in the safe navigation of Navy vessels on and below the surface. Naval aviators also rely on NGA’s aeronautical data to fly, engage enemies and project American power anywhere in the world. NGA salutes the United States Navy on 245 years of serving and protecting our nation with honor, courage and commitment! #USNavy #245NavyBDay #VictoryAtSea #NavyBirthday #ShowtheWay
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NGA is headquartered in Springfield, Va. and has two major locations in St. Louis and Arnold, Mo. Hundreds of NGA employees serve on support teams at U.S. military, diplomatic and allied locations around the world.
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