The vast majority of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) stakeholders agree that artificial intelligence (AI) technologies have the potential to greatly improve GEOINT effectiveness, according to a recent report from MeriTalk and the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF). However, GEOINT stakeholders must address the AI skills gap before those benefits can be realized […]

Mapping AI to GEOINT Workforce

The geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) industry and workforce is undergoing a seismic shift driven by artificial intelligence (AI), with 91 percent of stakeholders believing AI has the potential to greatly improve GEOINT productivity, capacity, and capability. That potential impact, however, appears to be racing ahead of on-the-ground planning as just 33 percent of GEOINT stakeholders report having a clear AI workforce strategy.






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Big Data Analytics

Kari Bingen, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, said today that the Defense Department’s (DoD) rapid progress on Project Maven relies on use of agile development principles, and help from the private sector on DevOps software development practices that combine software development and IT operations to shorten development lifecycles.






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Gen. Matt Easley, director of the U.S. Army Artificial Intelligence Task Force within the Army Futures Command, said Tuesday that the service is looking to geospatial intelligence and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies that can “cast the fog of war” on adversaries.






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DoD Pentagon Military

Lisa Porter, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, had a lot of good things to say about the promise of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies at the GEOINT Symposium on Tuesday, with one important caveat: AI isn’t ready for prime time in Department of Defense (DoD) critical applications, and likely won’t be for some time.






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Susan Gordon, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, on Tuesday called for the development of data-sharing frameworks that will improve risk-data sharing between Federal government intelligence agencies and the private sector, as both cooperate to improve security strategies and tactics in a hyper-connected world.






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National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) tech leaders touted the agency’s successful efforts to hire more data professionals and software engineers into the agency’s ranks, saying that the infusion of new expertise is helping NGA make better decisions about the capabilities it wants to develop.






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Vice Admiral Robert Sharp, director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), said today that modernizing the agency’s IT infrastructure and hastening the adoption of automation and artificial intelligence technologies are key pillars of NGA’s “Mission Tomorrow” objectives that the agency has set out in its 2025 strategy.






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AI Quantum Computing

The Pentagon’s geospatial intelligence analysts, who have admitted in the past that they have more data than they can properly analyze, are turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to automate and refine how they sift through massive amounts of imagery from satellites and other sources.






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NGA HQ

The Department of Defense in December will wrap up a two-year pilot program using the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) mobile application store–the GEOINT App Store–as the official app store of the entire DoD.






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