NGA’s Focus Forward Intelligence Mission

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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has long relied on a range of technological tools to provide geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) like commercial imaging, remote sensing and human geography to help warfighters, first responders, policymakers and spies navigate the world.

Due to its unique mission and vantage point, NGA serves both as an intelligence and combat support agency.  And because so much of the research and development of its best tools (think satellites and sensors) happens in the private sector, NGA has worked harder than most to invite the private sector in on its mission.  The agency manages more than 400 commercial and government relationships around the world and unlike other intelligence agencies, it shares much of what it learns with the public, in unclassified forums.

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