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June 2nd, 2020

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Publishes Their Tech Strategies

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has published their technology strategy that highlights the agency's path to continued GEOINT dominance through improving internal processes and leveraging industry-leading technology.

The NGA Technology Strategy outlines the current technology environment, the vision for tomorrow and how the agency and the geospatial ecosystem can reach this desired end state. The way ahead incorporates a number of key initiatives...


-  Enable builders and makers

-  Transform digital work spaces

-  Build with customers

-  Treat data as a strategic asset

-  Build artificial intelligence, cloud and high performance computing into GEOINT mainstream


The NGA Technology Strategy was developed concurrently with the 2020 NGA Tech Focus Areas​, which details current and enduring agency technology needs.

Vice Admiral Robert D. Sharp

NGA Director Vice Adm. Robert Sharp said that maintaining the agency's advantage as the world leader in geospatial intelligence requires a sound digital enterprise. The NGA depends on this system of systems to provide speed, accuracy and precision in the missions to show the way – either physically from point A to point B on land, sea and air, or logically in making national security decisions.

NGA CTO, Mark Munsell, added that this strategy focus on enabling those who build and make technology to support NGA and the Systems for Geospatial Intelligence. The NAG firmly believes that the most important technology problem is not the adoption of artificial intelligence or quantum computing but fostering a technology workforce steeped in GEOINT and enabling them with an environment to deliver the best applications and services in the world.

The NGA Technology Strategy is available for download at this direct link...