On December 4, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) invited industry to help government solve its hardest problems through the NGA Analysis Discovery Summit, presented in partnership with The Foundation for Innovation and Discovery (FINND).
The NGA Analysis Discovery Summit will be held on Thursday, 26 February 2015 and is hosted by Gary Dunow, NGA portfolio manager for analytic capabilities, and director (acting) of the NGA analysis directorate. The event will run from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with check-in from 8:00-9:00 AM at NGA Campus East (NCE).
Discovery Summits are technology discovery and market research events for Government agencies, generated by a crowd-sourced innovation-finding effort. Government agencies enter their needs into the FINND discovery engine, and technology companies recommend their (or other companies’) solutions. Companies are then selected to present their work at a discovery summit.
According to the NGA’s December 4 announcement on FedBizOpps:
“Early and frequent interaction and collaboration with industry is critical to the NGA mission, our customers, and strategic partnerships. The intent of the NGA Discovery Summit is to gain exposure to innovative and advanced technologies that support GEOINT. We strive to promote a shared understanding of the challenges and opportunities we face going forward. For reference, we encourage interested partners to review the NGA Strategy and the Analysis Technology Plan.”
For more information and to register, visit the Foundation for Innovation and Discovery web page: https://engine.finnd.org/NGAAnalysis. The registration deadline is December 31, 2014 at 5:00pm.