Saturday, April 14, 2007

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Got this email from a good friend, thought I'd share it. Just makes me all warm and fuzzy to think how safe we are. Here is a text copy of the link to the official website. It appears to not like to be hotlinked to via text as per below.

"I saw a reference to it in a Yahoo news blurb and was like, "What? Who the F are they?". So I looked them up and this is a brief explanation of who they are and what they do. (Just thought you'd like to read about another government agency keeping us safe.)"

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) provides timely, relevant, and accurate geospatial intelligence in support of national security objectives. Geospatial intelligence is the exploitation and analysis of imagery and geospatial information to describe, assess, and visually depict physical features and geographically referenced activities on the Earth.
Information collected and processed by NGA is tailored for customer-specific solutions. By giving customers ready access to geospatial intelligence, NGA provides support to civilian and military leaders and contributes to the state of readiness of U.S. military forces. NGA also contributes to humanitarian efforts such as tracking floods and fires, and in peacekeeping.
NGA is a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., NGA operates major facilities in the St. Louis, Mo. and Washington, D.C. areas. The Agency also fields support teams worldwide.


Quotidian said...

Love the article label.

Bpaul said...

HAHA, didn't catch that til you pointed it out LOL.

Angst said...

Nice. Good to know I might have a fallback position now that I'm going to be unemployed. Screw using that GIS background for environmental assessment - I'm going the way of protecting the world through 'national security'!


Bpaul said...

*raises hand emphatically* ooh ooh, me me protect me next ooh ooh