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Sharing Geospatial Intelligence and Services

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Sharing Geospatial Intelligence and Services by Mr. David Bottom, Director ISP Core Services Office, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency

Sharing Geospatial Intelligence and Services by Mr. David Bottom, Director ISP Core Services Office, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency

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  • 1. Sharing Geospatial Intelligence and Services David L. Bottom Director ISP Core Services Office David.L.Bottom@nga.mil 301-227-0992 1 Approved for Public Release 10-328
  • 2. Purpose • Discuss status of Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) sharing across the community – Opportunities and challenges of moving from hardcopy to electronic • Explore applicability of Cloud Computing – Mitigate the challenges and maximize the opportunities? • This is not an Acquisition – No procurement strategy is in place at this time 2 Approved for Public Release 10-328
  • 3. What is GEOINT?  Includes imagery, imagery intelligence, and geospatial information  Everything you can see or know about the earth  Describes, assesses, and visually depicts features and geographically- referenced activities on the Earth 3 Approved for Public Release 10-328
  • 4. GEOINT is composed of information layers, which answer such questions as…  Where am I?  Where are the natural and man-made structures? How do I navigate them?  What does the area look like now? What might it look like after an event?  What do we need to prepare for?  Where are the friendlies? The enemies? When might they move? What does this mean? What is the impact? 4 Approved for Public Release 10-328
  • 5. UNCLASSIFIED// FOUO International Cooperation Current/active Geospatial Geospatial partnerships Agreements with over 60 Countries 5 UNCLASSIFIED// FOUO Approved for Public Release 10-328
  • 6. Problem – How do we “Fight off the Same Geospatial Information Electronic Map?” Geospatial Intelligence Remotely Sensed Data © Digital Globe © Digital Globe Physical Geography C2 Functional Services Land Cover and Cultural Geospatial Information Systems Geospatial Intelligence Systems 6 Approved for Public Release 10-328
  • 7. Addressing the Problem Mission CLOUD? Data Systems Optimizing GEOINT Sharing and Exchange Standards 7 Approved for Public Release 10-328
  • 8. Geospatial Community Cloud Project • Establish standards and processes necessary to enable a global Geospatial Community Cloud • Address issues associated with compatibility, speed of access and data protection • Maximize the use of industry open standards and best practices • Utilize NCOIC Integrated Product Teams •Design to operate within processes and procedures NATO developing for electronic dissemination of geospatial data • Enable Fighting off the Same Map 8 Approved for Public Release 10-328
  • 9. Potential Areas for NCOIC to Address • How do we leverage industry best practices to globally provide access to electronic GEOINT data and services • How can we protect digital GEOINT data from unauthorized use while maintaining the ability of each participating country to manage the data that they provide? • How can GEOINT data and services be provided and consumed within a bandwidth challenged environment? • How do we maintain GEOINT data consistency and interoperability while maintaining application backward compatibility through as many as three versions? • How do we provide electronic data mobility capable of supporting operational collaboration across the GEOINT community? 9 Approved for Public Release 10-328
  • 10. Applicable NCOIC Patterns •IDSD Information Dissemination Shared Database pattern (C3 Interoperability) •Hybrid Cloud Computing Capability Pattern (Cloud Computing) •Secure Formatted Information Exchange Gateway Pattern (Information Assurance) •Space, Air, Ground, and Maritime (SAGM) Mobile Communication and Networking Operational Pattern (Mobile Networking) •Standards Management Framework (Open Standards) •Design Phase Service Integration Capability Pattern (Services) 10 Approved for Public Release 10-328
  • 11. Next Steps • NCOIC members provide recommendations • NGA assess systems for inclusion in NCOIC Test Bed • NGA brief NATO Geospatial Conference (30 June 10) • Brief Plan of Action and Milestones at next NCOIC Plenary (Sept 10) 11 Approved for Public Release 10-328
  • 12. www.nga.mil 12 Approved for Public Release 10-328