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NGA Mission Statement

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) provides timely, relevant and accurate geospatial intelligence in support of national security objectives. The term “geospatial intelligence” (GEOINT) means the exploitation and analysis of imagery and geospatial information to describe, assess and visually depict physical features and geographically referenced activities on the Earth. Geospatial intelligence consists of imagery, imagery intelligence and geospatial (e.g., mapping, charting and geodesy) information.

Assessment: NGA concerns in cyberspace are in three primary areas:

  1. Protecting their own agency IT,
  2. Providing analytical tools to cyber operators,
  3. Ensuring infrastructure is accurately mapped to geography and intelligence is available on infrastructure.

NGA Focus Areas

  • Act: Be the Global GEOINT Leader
  • Align: Balance Warfighting and National Mission Requirements
  • Acquire: Discover and Use all Sources of GEOINT
  • Access: Ensure GEOINT Access, and Quality Analysis, with our Partners
  • Accelerate: Demand Technologies that Drive Community Solutions
  • Achieve: Invest in, and Challenge, a more Diverse and Expert Workforce
  • Advance: Seize the Opportunities Presented by the NCE Era

Cyber Initiatives/Movements

Recent Trends

  • NGA pushing high-tech tools to improve value of intelligence
  • creating APP store of NGA and other apps to provide easy access to troops on ground and other intelligence users
  • NGA recognizes issues moving forward with security, and see the need to allow applications access through security firewalls and barriers
  • Convergence between geospatial intelligence and cyber intelligence is seen by many analysts as a key area for NGA activity in the near term