National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Welcome to the official page for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency delivers world-class geospatial intelligence that provides a decisive advantage to warfighters, policymakers, intelligence professionals and first responders.

Mission: NGA’s mission is to provide timely, relevant and accurate GEOINT in support of national security objectives and natural disasters.

Do acquisition strategies, proposal evaluations and contract negotiations sound like 🎶 to your ears? NGA is hiring! Appl...
07/13/2020

Do acquisition strategies, proposal evaluations and contract negotiations sound like 🎶 to your ears? NGA is hiring! Apply to be an NGA Contract Specialist today » http://ow.ly/z2aL50AwGKe

NGA Chief Data Scientist Andy Brooks joined Mission.org to discuss leveraging data for good, and the impact of data scie...
07/12/2020
Collecting Data From Above with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's Dr. Andy Brooks

NGA Chief Data Scientist Andy Brooks joined Mission.org to discuss leveraging data for good, and the impact of data science on geospatial intelligence and national security. Listen now » https://mission.org/podcast/collecting-data-from-above-with-the-national-geospatial-intelligence-agencys-dr-andy-brooks/

As far back as WWI, geospatial technology and imagery have been used for the purposes of national defense. Today, that tech and its uses are evolving in new and fascinating ways.

A new Broad Agency Announcement aids researchers in industry and academia tackling GEOINT problems and developing disrup...
07/08/2020

A new Broad Agency Announcement aids researchers in industry and academia tackling GEOINT problems and developing disruptive capabilities.

“The release of this BAA will help accelerate our research endeavors and provide NGA with the ability to expand and diversify its research performer base, while giving us better flexibility and agility in research contracting efforts,” said Cindy Daniell, PhD, NGA director of research.

More on the BIG-R BAA » https://www.nga.mil/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/NGA-publishes-new-Broad-Agency-Announcement-for-GEOINT-research.aspx

07/04/2020
Happy Fourth of July!

🎶 ”Oh beautiful, for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties,
Above the fruited plain…” 🎶

From our NGA family to yours, have a safe and happy #4thofJuly!

#OTD in 1972, the Defense Mapping Agency, an NGA predecessor organization, was formed consolidating the mapping, chartin...
07/01/2020

#OTD in 1972, the Defense Mapping Agency, an NGA predecessor organization, was formed consolidating the mapping, charting, and geodesy activities of the military services. For nearly a quarter century, DMA provided support to the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the military departments and other U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) components. This support included production and worldwide distribution of maps, charts, precise positioning data and digital data for strategic and tactical military operations and weapon systems. #KnowYourMil

All you need is 👟 to participate in this #PrideMonth event! Participate in NGA's virtual Pride 5K from anywhere - your h...
06/26/2020

All you need is 👟 to participate in this #PrideMonth event! Participate in NGA's virtual Pride 5K from anywhere - your house, a nearby park or a treadmill. NGA Director Vice Adm. Sharp chose to run around NGA's Virginia headquarters!

Dr. Ron Buckmire is an educator and researcher in mathematics. Throughout his #STEM career, Buckmire has led many divers...
06/25/2020

Dr. Ron Buckmire is an educator and researcher in mathematics. Throughout his #STEM career, Buckmire has led many diversity and inclusion initiatives advocating for the LGBTQ+ community. He was recognized as the 2011 Educator of the Year by STEM for Equality. #Pride

Dr. Alan Turing, an expert in mathematical abstraction, developed algorithms that cracked the Enigma code used by the Ge...
06/24/2020

Dr. Alan Turing, an expert in mathematical abstraction, developed algorithms that cracked the Enigma code used by the Germans in #WWII. Turing was convicted of criminal charges in 1952 due to his sexual identity. His legacy lives on through the prestigious Turing Award. #Pride

Dr. Sally Kristen Ride is best known as the 1st American woman to go to space and the youngest American astronaut to do ...
06/23/2020

Dr. Sally Kristen Ride is best known as the 1st American woman to go to space and the youngest American astronaut to do so at 32. Her identity in the LGBTQ+ community was revealed in her obituary following her death in 2012. She was a lifelong advocate for #STEM education. #Pride

From our family to yours, happy Father's Day!
06/21/2020

From our family to yours, happy Father's Day!

Today we join the nation in celebrating equality and ensuring we are providing opportunities for all. #Juneteenth
06/19/2020

Today we join the nation in celebrating equality and ensuring we are providing opportunities for all. #Juneteenth

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's cover photo
06/18/2020

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's cover photo

This Pride Month, NGA is proud to celebrate LGBTQ+ Visibility in the STEM community. This month, we will highlight amazi...
06/18/2020

This Pride Month, NGA is proud to celebrate LGBTQ+ Visibility in the STEM community. This month, we will highlight amazing individuals who reshaped the way we view STEM, while courageously being themselves.

Curious about what's going on right now at NGA's future campus site in St. Louis? Lots of dirt-moving and distanced-work...
06/16/2020

Curious about what's going on right now at NGA's future campus site in St. Louis? Lots of dirt-moving and distanced-working. Learn more » http://ow.ly/bmQk50A9vVx

Office of the Director of National Intelligence
06/14/2020

Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Many say when you are telling the history of the U.S. Army, you are also telling the history of America.

Today, we are highlighting Sgt. 1st Class Bryan Purcell from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and Master Sgt. Russell Waymack from the Defense Intelligence Agency whose service shows the Army’s role in the Intelligence Community and how together we work to ensure national security.

For 245 years, these soldiers and their service have lived up to the Army motto: “This We’ll Defend.” Happy Birthday, U.S. Army!

06/12/2020
U.S. eyes in the sky track risks of global reopening during the coronavirus pandemic

"Despite the pandemic, countries are still doing things that our military (and) our policymakers need to understand," said NGA Deputy Director Dr. Stacey Dixon in an interview with CBS This Morning on the use of satellite imagery during the pandemic.

Catherine Herridge gets an inside look at the U.S. government's eyes in the sky that capture satellite intelligence to help U.S. agencies and allies chart the way forward as new coronavirus hot spots crop up while countries reopen.

NGA is hiring! Data Engineer ✔️Systems Engineer ✔️Lead Data Architect ✔️User Experience Architect ✔️Apply today for one ...
06/10/2020

NGA is hiring!
Data Engineer ✔️
Systems Engineer ✔️
Lead Data Architect ✔️
User Experience Architect ✔️
Apply today for one of our many data positions » ow.ly/RvUg50A4avo #NGAOpportunities

Just published — the NGA Technology Strategy highlights a path to GEOINT dominance through leveraging industry-leading t...
05/29/2020

Just published — the NGA Technology Strategy highlights a path to GEOINT dominance through leveraging industry-leading technology.

“Maintaining our advantage as the world leader in geospatial intelligence requires a sound digital enterprise,” said NGA Director Vice Adm. Robert Sharp. “We depend on this system of systems to provide speed, accuracy and precision in our mission to show the way...” Read more » http://ow.ly/6Pas50zU4oq

Just published — the NGA Technology Strategy highlights a path to GEOINT dominance through leveraging industry-leading t...
05/29/2020

Just published — the NGA Technology Strategy highlights a path to GEOINT dominance through leveraging industry-leading technology.

“Maintaining our advantage as the world leader in geospatial intelligence requires a sound digital enterprise,” said NGA Director Vice Adm. Robert Sharp. “We depend on this system of systems to provide speed, accuracy and precision in our mission to show the way...” Read more » http://ow.ly/6Pas50zU4oq

Today’s history 📚 lesson takes us back to 1952 when NGA predecessor organization, United States Air Force’s Aeronautical...
05/29/2020

Today’s history 📚 lesson takes us back to 1952 when NGA predecessor organization, United States Air Force’s Aeronautical Chart and Information Center was established. Located in St. Louis, Missouri, the ACIC was critical in supporting U.S. efforts in Vietnam, deploying the Point Positioning Database targeting system, which gave U.S. aviators better targeting accuracy. #FlashbackFriday

05/28/2020
Trailblazer: Dr. Robert Ballard

Want to go exploring? We have you covered! Hear from Dr. Robert Ballard, discoverer of the Titanic, who recently visited NGA to discuss his career of undersea exploration.

With many of NGA's employees working from home these days, NGA’s leadership is keeping its dispersed workforce engaged v...
05/26/2020
Stories of Service: How NGA is communicating during the COVID-19 pandemicPartnership for Public Service

With many of NGA's employees working from home these days, NGA’s leadership is keeping its dispersed workforce engaged via multiple creative, virtual ways. Read more about how NGA is communicating with its workforce during this time via Partnership for Public Service.

With 85% of its global workforce working remotely because of COVID-19, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency needed to determine how best to communicate in a virtual environment. We spoke with the agency about how senior leadership works closely with the public affairs team to maintain engagem...

In observance of Memorial Day, NGA salutes our nation’s fallen patriots who died protecting this country. Thank you for ...
05/25/2020

In observance of Memorial Day, NGA salutes our nation’s fallen patriots who died protecting this country. Thank you for your sacrifice and service.

Happy National Maritime Day! Did you know during World War II, more than 6,700 members of the American Merchant Marines ...
05/22/2020

Happy National Maritime Day! Did you know during World War II, more than 6,700 members of the American Merchant Marines gave their lives while providing supplies to support the U.S. military? Today we salute and celebrate the brave American mariners who support our country’s trade, travel and defense. NGA is proud to provide the resources that safely help these individuals navigate the seas and remain on course.

#DYK NGA predecessor organization, National Photographic Interpretation Center, was established by President Dwight D. E...
05/21/2020

#DYK NGA predecessor organization, National Photographic Interpretation Center, was established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1961?

This organization combined Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)’s Photographic Interpretation Center with U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) assets to provide intelligence to policy and decision makers. #NGAinHistory #TBT

Social distancing may have changed many things, but not our dedication to defend the nation “against all enemies, foreig...
05/18/2020

Social distancing may have changed many things, but not our dedication to defend the nation “against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” NGA Director U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Robert Sharp issues the oath of office during the agency's socially-distanced new employee orientation at NGA's Springfield, Virginia headquarters May 11.

NGA Director Vice Adm. Sharp published his Director’s Intent, calling on the GEOINT community to reorient and realign pr...
05/15/2020

NGA Director Vice Adm. Sharp published his Director’s Intent, calling on the GEOINT community to reorient and realign priorities to achieve mission success.

“We will measure our success by the value we provide to others: the speed, accuracy and precision with which we deliver actionable information to decision-makers and warfighters at every level.” - Sharp

Read more » http://ow.ly/Q66O50zHcRD

05/14/2020

Today we pay homage to two of history’s greatest trailblazers. On this day in 1804, Lewis and Clark began their exploration of the Louisiana Purchase and lands west of the Mississippi. But, that’s only part of the story. In a classified tasking, President Thomas Jefferson commissioned the Corps of Discovery and appointed Meriwether Lewis, his private secretary at the time, to organize and command an expedition to explore the newly acquired territories. Lewis recruited William Clark, an experienced militiaman, to be his co-captain. They were to report on European and Indian military forces and alliances, trade patterns, and the geography, plant life and animals they found. Read our story to learn more » http://ow.ly/tcJo50zGzgo

Calling all parents! Looking for something different to do with your kids while at home? Check out our NGA Kids site whe...
05/12/2020

Calling all parents! Looking for something different to do with your kids while at home? Check out our NGA Kids site where you will find all kinds of activities from maps, word searches, scavenger hunts and more! Visit the site today » www.nga.mil/kids #StayHome

"We commend the brave men and women of our law enforcement community for continually summoning the courage to fulfill th...
05/11/2020

"We commend the brave men and women of our law enforcement community for continually summoning the courage to fulfill their solemn oath to protect and serve." http://ow.ly/MUyI50zD7HU #policeweek

For the next several weeks, we are opening up our history 📚 and looking back at some of our predecessor organizations. #...
05/08/2020

For the next several weeks, we are opening up our history 📚 and looking back at some of our predecessor organizations. #DYK NGA heritage org., the Defense Mapping Agency, was a combat agency established in 1972 and provided maps, charting and geodesy to U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for 25 years? #FlashbackFriday

Get to know NGA’s mission through our predecessor org. the Central Imagery Office. Established #OTD in 1992, this combat...
05/06/2020

Get to know NGA’s mission through our predecessor org. the Central Imagery Office. Established #OTD in 1992, this combat support agency ensured mapping, charting, geodesy and other needs for U.S. imagery intelligence were effectively and efficiently met. In October 1996, CIO became part of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, along with the Defense Mapping Agency, National Photographic Interpretation Center and several other imagery and cartographic contributors. #NGAinHistory

Learn more » http://ow.ly/irok50zyWpl

More than a billion people rely on the World Magnetic Model when they use their phone for navigation. #MagQuest, NGA’s g...
05/05/2020
6 innovator teams advance to Phase 3 - MAGQUEST

More than a billion people rely on the World Magnetic Model when they use their phone for navigation. #MagQuest, NGA’s global open innovation challenge, is accelerating new ideas to increase the efficiency, reliability, and sustainability of geomagnetic data collection. Meet the six innovator teams competing in Phase 3, which will award $900,000 in cash prizes.

Six innovator teams have joined Phase 3 of MagQuest, a $2.1 million competition to advance how we measure Earth’s magnetic field. With MagQuest, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is accelerating novel approaches to geomagnetic data collection for the World Magnetic Model. Over the next s...

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