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16 Jan 2012

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Monday Morning News Kick Off: Defense Drawdown Provides Geospatial Opportunities; GEOINT Addresses Real-Time Needs; and a 3D IMAX Movie on Orbital Debris

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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 prepared to take on the world. Even the most dedicated GEOINT professional sometimes needs a little push in the right direction to get the work week started. Thus our ever-popular MMNKO post, which we serve up each Monday on a golden platter. So, we we always say, fire up that second cup of coffee and read on. Happy Monday!

Defense Drawdown Provides Geospatial Opportunities
Spatial Sustain blog post about how the troop draw-down will actually create more opportunities for growth in geospatial sector.

Russia Space Chief Says Some of Nation’s Satellites Say Have Been Sabotaged
Some recent Russian satellite failures may have been the result of sabotage by foreign forces, Russia’s space chief said last week, in comments apparently aimed at the United States.

DoD, DoT Deputy Secretaries Say No Practical Solutions Exist for LightSquared Interference to GPS
The president’s top advisors on navigation policy said that “no practical solutions or mitigation” would enable a proposed broadband network to co-exist near-term with GPS-based devices, including several systems needed for aviation safety.

Open Source Maps Gain Ground as Google Paywall Looms
Wired article on OpenStreetMap, and how it is an example of a project that successfully competes with a massive tech company simply by crowdsourcing a problem.

NJVC to Continue NGA IT Enterprise Operations
NJVC will provide information technology enterprise operations and sustainment support to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency under a $14 million contract modification.

Geospatial Solutions Address Urgent Need for Real-Time Intelligence for any Global Situation
GIS Cafe blog post by Mladen Stojic, Vice President, Geospatial at Intergraph SG&I, about how geospatial solutions address urgent, real-world needs.

Boeing Wins $376M Produce, Launch Global SATCOM Satellite
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing‘s satellite systems subsidiary a $376,523,860 contract modification for work on the Wideband Global SATCOM satellite system.

U.S. Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin Contract for Third and Fourth GPS III Satellites
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a $238 million contract for production of the third and fourth satellites in the next-generation Global Positioning System (GPS) constellation, known as GPS III.

Orbital Debris Threat Crashes into Theaters in ‘Space Junk 3D’
We did not know that there is an IMAX movie in 3D about space junk.

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