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IC Must Embrace Public Data to Use AI Effectively: Sue Gordon

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To stay ahead of adversaries, the IC must change its internal “data ownership” culture that allows those who collect data to believe “they are the ones who get to determine how it’s used,” says Sue Gordon.

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Industry Worries Friction Twixt NRO-NGA On Commercial Imagery

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NGA and NRO “have significantly overlapping Venn diagrams,” one industry source said, and they are still trying to “sort that through.” He added, “It’s not a nice clean line.”

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NGA’s Sharp: Modernizing NGA’s IT and Ground Key To Predicting Events

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“If you’re looking for an area to partner with us, I highly recommend you focus on Artificial Intelligence, Automation and Augmentation — what we call AAA,” Vice Adm. Bob Sharp the industry audience at GEOINT 2019 in San Antonio today.

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Ground Stations Can Boost Mix Of Small & Exquisite Sats: Raytheon [Sponsored]

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Modern space strategy, with its focus on resilience, requires “understanding the capabilities of each satellite and managing them as a constellation:” Jane Chappell, vice president of Raytheon’s Global Intelligence Solutions (GIS) mission area. Advertisement

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NGA To Offer Data To Industry For Partnerships

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GEOINT: It all began over very old old Scotch at New York’s famed Explorer Club. The top two leaders of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, Robert Cardillo and Susan Gordon, met with Anthony Vinci, now NGA’s director of plans and programs, to discuss ways to get more value from the agency’s incredibly valuable pools of… Keep reading →

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Cardillo: 1 Million Times More GEOINT Data In 5 Years

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UPDATED: Adds Details On New Data Partnerships; IC Works With DepSecDef Video Task Force GEOINT: To cope with the gargantuan increase in data sure to come, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency must broaden its outreach to industry and the civil community, and, at the same time, ensure that it does a better job of ensuring… Keep reading →

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Major NRO Spy Program Behind Schedule: DNRO Sapp

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WASHINGTON: America’s spy satellite maker and operator, the National Reconnaissance Office, has one major satellite program at risk of not meeting its cost and schedule requirements, its director Betty Sapp says. In a rare moment of transparency, Sapp answered my question about the status of the agency’s programs at the Intelligence and National Security Summit… Keep reading →

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NGA, NRO, NSA Joining DoD In Silicon Valley

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GEOINT: The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) will be joining the Defense Department in Silicon Valley this summer, director Robert Cardillo says. The new office will be called “NGA Outpost Valley,” a more euphonious name than the Pentagon’s unwieldy DiuX. “It’s a beachhead that will have the authority to reach out to all innovation centers,”… Keep reading →

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‘Everything We Can Do For Our French Counterparts We Are Doing:’ NGA Head

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NGA HEADQUARTERS: If you want further proof of the damage that Edward Snowden has wrought on American intelligence capabilities, look at the relative ease with which the Paris terrorists planned, traveled and killed in Europe. “The adversary has gone and is going to school against our capabilities,” NGA Director Robert Cardillo told reporters here today.… Keep reading →

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US Not Sure What Was Taken In OPM Hack: DNI Clapper

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WASHINGTON: Hacks are hard to do damage assessments on. Just ask Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper about the Chinese theft of data from the Office of Personnel Management. “We don’t actually know what was actually exfiltrated,” Clapper told several hundred people at Georgetown University’s Healy Hall today. Why don’t we really know if 5.6 million fingerprints — or… Keep reading →

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