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The Resource Priorities for GEOINT research at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Committee on Basic and Applied Research Priorities in Geospatial Science for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Mapping Science Committee, National Research Council of the National Academies

Priorities for GEOINT research at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Committee on Basic and Applied Research Priorities in Geospatial Science for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Mapping Science Committee, National Research Council of the National Academies

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Priorities for GEOINT research at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Title
Priorities for GEOINT research at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
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Committee on Basic and Applied Research Priorities in Geospatial Science for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Mapping Science Committee, National Research Council of the National Academies
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Language
eng
Summary
The mission of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is to provide timely, relevant, and accurate geospatial intelligence to support national security. NGA defines geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) as "the exploitation and analysis of imagery and geospatial information to describe, assess, and visually depict physical features and geographically referenced activities on the Earth." NGA faces a crisis of need in the post-9/11 world. Without effective GEOINT, the nation and its armed services are vulnerable to security risks and threats. NGA must improve the speed, rigor, accuracy, fidelity, and relevance of its geospatial analyses while the sources of data increase in number and type, and data volume grows. Because GEOINT is moving rapidly to ever-finer temporal, spatial, radiometric, and spectral resolutions, increased volumes and more complex data must be absorbed -- that is, captured, stored, analyzed, and reported. The time horizons of problems that the intelligence community seeks to understand have gone from months and days to hours and minutes. Other challenges include adopting and spearheading new methods and technologies while maintaining fully operational existing systems; integrating data from a host of old and new sources through rapid georectification and spatial analysis; improving uncertainty management, including dealing with denial and deception; dealing with data volume issues, especially the need to automate human interpretation tasks; ubiquity of access, including web-based systems and the effective reuse of existing data; and the ability to work effectively within a broadening pool of partners and allies while maintaining appropriate security control. The challenges can be summarized as the conversion of what today are 'data' into distilled 'information' and 'knowledge.' Yet analysis methods have not evolved to integrate multiple sources of data rapidly to create actionable intelligence. Nor do today's means of information dissemination, indexing, and preservation suit this new agenda or future needs. NGA will play a major role for the entire intelligence community in creating the next-generation National System for Geospatial Intelligence and has set forth a consistent vision of what this next-generation GEOINT should be. This vision is intended to see NGA through the transition into a new era. NGA also plays a leading role in supporting fundamental research for the next generation of GEOINT, termed GEOINT2 in this report. It is within this context that the National Academies was asked by NGA to identify research priorities and strategic directions in geospatial science for the NGA's Basic and Applied Research Program. The goal of the study was to examine both "hard problems" in geospatial science that must be addressed to improve geospatial intelligence, and promising methods and tools in geospatial science and related disciplines to pursue in order to resolve these problems. The results of this study are intended to help NGA's chief scientist to anticipate and prioritize geospatial science research directions and, by doing so, to enhance NGA's mix of research as it addresses these priorities
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N$T
Dewey number
327.12/73
Index
no index present
LC call number
UB251.U6
LC item number
P77 2006eb
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • National Research Council (U.S.)
  • National Research Council (U.S.)
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  • United States
  • Intelligence service
  • Geographic information systems
  • United States
  • TRUE CRIME
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Geographic information systems
  • Intelligence service
  • United States
Label
Priorities for GEOINT research at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Committee on Basic and Applied Research Priorities in Geospatial Science for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Mapping Science Committee, National Research Council of the National Academies
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Includes bibliographical references
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Contents
The evolving mission of NGA -- NGA challenges -- Hard problems and promising approaches -- The research infrastructure at NGA -- Priorities for NGA GEOINT research
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70665934
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1 online resource ([114] pages)
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9780309658621
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2006280847
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)70665934
Label
Priorities for GEOINT research at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Committee on Basic and Applied Research Priorities in Geospatial Science for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Mapping Science Committee, National Research Council of the National Academies
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The evolving mission of NGA -- NGA challenges -- Hard problems and promising approaches -- The research infrastructure at NGA -- Priorities for NGA GEOINT research
Control code
70665934
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource ([114] pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309658621
Lccn
2006280847
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70665934

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