On August 7, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency posted a request for information for geography content management. Responses are due no later than 5:00 p.m. CT on August 21.
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) delivers Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) and Safety of Navigation (SoN) information that provides a decisive advantage to policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals, humanitarian efforts, and first responders. NGA supports the National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG), which supports the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Intelligence Community (IC). NGA is a unique combination of intelligence agency and combat support agency and leads the world in timely, relevant, accurate, and actionable GEOINT.
The GEOINT community operates in a dynamic mission environment. NGA must leverage all available and emerging national, DoD, commercial, and international partners and suppliers to match the pace and needs of this dynamic environment, both now and in the future. The need to broker content on a large scale is increasingly apparent and imperative as:
- Traditional methods of capturing, tasking, collecting, and exposing content are not of themselves sufficient for meeting broader, more challenging customer needs
- Unprecedented growth and diversification of global content presents customers with overwhelming “discovery, filter, and assess” challenges
- Emerging GEOINT technology platforms and services increasingly provide the rapid ability to glean the data and information most relevant to national intelligence and safety of navigation.
An important subset of GEOINT called Foundation GEOINT (FG) describes/models the physical and political characteristics of the Earth. FG is the data, products, and services describing the earth’s physical and cultural characteristics. FG includes topography, elevation, precise imagery, geodesy, GeoNames and boundaries, human geography, and aeronautical and maritime safety of navigation. The collection, analysis, and interpretation of data support intelligence, defense, civil, and commercial needs.
The FG Program, which has Aeronautical, Maritime, Geography, and Geomatics components, facilitates the integration of geospatial data, information, and services for intelligence and military customers. It focuses on global digital data coverage with refined data enrichment to provide mission-essential content, where, when, and how it is needed before it is requested.
Full information is available here.