Intel transformation, building relationships focus of NGA at ESRI

National Geospatial Intel 112Better GEOINT, better relationships and the transformation of intelligence missions for the 21st century are all part of the future to be highlighted by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency at the Esri User Conference in San Diego July 20-24.

NGA Deputy Director Sue Gordon is scheduled to address geographic information system professionals July 21 at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel.

During the Defense Intelligence Executive Track (DIET) session, Gordon will discuss transforming intelligence for 21st century missions and NGA’s strategy and goals, including growing relationships with innovative industry and academia partners and advancing excellence in the geospatial intelligence tradecraft.

Justin Poole, NGA’s leading customer service expert, will join Intelligence Community and Department of Defense colleagues on a panel during the National Security Summit, discussing GIS, technology and sharing sensitive information July 18.

Other NGA GIS professionals will host four presentations at the event.

A presentation on the NGA’s State of Data initiative will provide insight into the systematic approach to evaluate data so customers will know quality and mission suitability. An NGA expert will explain how agency efforts will facilitate GEOINT discovery, accessibility, usability and improvability.

An IGAPP presentation will explain what the Innovative GEOINT Application Provider Program is and how it allows broader access to the work of App developers, standard license agreements, security evaluation and a compensation model driven by consumer demand.

A presentation about predicting vessel movements on water will illustrate the use of farthest on circle analysis in the support of maritime intelligence. An NGA analyst will explain how farthest on circle analysis depicts all accessible areas by a vessel and estimates the time needed to reach a designated area.

One presentation will discuss how the self-service GEOINT initiative enabled a mission partner, the United States Coast guard, in automating complex workflows, enabling sharing of workflows and promote server geoprocessing.

To view the presentations, visit NGA on SlideShare.

The Esri User Conference is an annual event for GIS professionals worldwide. Participants have the opportunity to attend a preconference seminar, technical workshop, paper session, demo theater presentations and more.

For more about the ESRI User Conference, visit the website.

Source: NGA