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16 Apr 2012

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Monday Morning New Kick Off: $11.5 Billion Annual UAV Spending; IC Successes in Iran; and Dynamics of Human Geography

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Welcome to the Monday Morning News Kick Off post from got geoint? As always, we hope you had a restful weekend and are fully geared up fort another productive work week. Once again, we have compiled all the actionable news you need to kick start week with confidence. From a story about projected spending in the UAV sector to some key USGIF member news, we have it all for you in one location. So, fire up that second cup of coffee and read on. Happy Monday!

$11.4B Annual Growth in UAV Expenditures
Spending on unmanned aerial vehicles is projected to almost double over the next decade, according to the Teal Group.

US Intelligence Gains in Iran Seen as Boost to Confidence
Washington Post piece, via Stars and Stripes, that showcases enhanced efforts by the Intelligence Community in Iran.

Compact Military VSATs Have Big Impact
Defense Systems piece on value of compact very-small-aperture terminals.

Boeing Introduces Updated Geospatial Data Management Tool, DataMaster 5.1
Boeing recently announced the release of DataMaster 5.1, an advanced version of its geospatial data tool that offers defense and Intelligence Community customers improved map, terrain and full-motion video management.

UNOSAT Launches Second Generation GDACS Satellite Mapping Coordination System
The Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) launched the second generation of its Satellite Mapping Coordination System (SMCS) this past weekend.

ITT Exelis Delivers Imaging System for Next-Generation, High-Resolution GeoEye-2 Satellite
ITT Exelis Geospatial Systems has delivered GeoEye’s next-generation commercial imaging system for the GeoEye-2 satellite to Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company.

NEK Advanced Securities Group Adds TerraGo Geospatial Collaboration Software
NEK Advanced Securities Group, Inc. (NEK), a provider of innovative solutions to improve the operational effectiveness of United States government and commercial customers, has partnered with TerraGo Technologies to incorporate its geospatial collaboration software into NEK’s Intelligence Services Group curriculum for the defense and intelligence industry.

Towson University Receives Federal Grants to Enhance Geospatial Data Infrastructure
The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) has awarded Towson University’s Center for GIS (CGIS) two National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) cooperative agreement grants.

The Geospatial Sector Faces the Music
Interesting perspective on where the geospatial sector is headed from Mladen Stojic, Vice President, Geospatial at Intergraph SG&I.

Dynamics of Human Geography
Tying aspects of human interaction and behavior to geography is a challenging problem to tackle and GEOINT often provides the solution.

The Importance of Geography and Place
Always good to be reminded of the importance of geography. Check out this post from Enterra Insights.

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