28 Nov 2011
Monday Morning News Kick Off: Drones to Patrol the Skies Above Olympic Stadium; Shoe Box-Sized Satellites; and the New National Intelligence Estimate
Welcome to the Monday Morning News Kick Off post from got geoint? We hope everyone had a long and restful Thanksgiving holiday weekend spent with family and friends. Just as death and taxes are the two certainties of life, so too are Monday mornings, and they sting a bit especially after a holiday weekend. Though fret not faithful got geoint? readers. Our MMNKO post is designed to help you tackle Mondays with dignity and aplomb. So, as we always say, fire up that second cup of coffee and read on. Happy Monday!
Drones to Patrol the Skies Above Olympic Stadium
Unmanned drones equipped with surveillance cameras will be flown across the skies of London during next year’s Olympic Games.
Shoe Box-Sized Satellites One of the Next Big Things
Boston Globe story about the ‘modest cube,’ which is about the size of a coffee mug or a shoe box that is now being developed to circle Earth and monitor space weather, observe the atmosphere, and test the feasibility of using a sun-powered sail to tow space junk.
Let’s Hear It from the Spies
New Yorker piece about the new National Intelligence Estimate on the war in Afghanistan.
Army Seeks Answers, Combs Through ‘Alternative Futures’
The U.S. Army will be revising its Captsone Concept to address escalating cyber threats, a struggling economy, the rise of China, and the unpredictable impact of the Arab Spring.
Pole Star, French Leader of Indoor Geo-Location Solutions, Strengthens its Presence in the United States
France-based Pole Star is strengthening its presence in the United States, where the major players of indoor geo-location solutions are concentrated.
Legal and Policy Framework for a ‘Location-Enabled’ Economy
Kevin Pomfret, Executive Director of the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy, provides the fundamental elements of a legal and policy framework necessary for the development of a ‘location-enabled’ economy.
OSINT Unlocks Key, Reliable Intelligence for Decision Making at All Levels
Insightful GIS Cafe post from Marv Gordner of MorganFranklin on the power of OSINT.
Overwatch Software Wins GSN Award
Big congratulations to Overwatch for being named “Best Intelligence Data Fusion and Collaborative Analysis Solution” by Government Security News.
Tags: Drones and the Olympics, GEOINT, geospatial intelligence, Kevin Pomfret, Modest Cube, Modest Cube Satellites, MorganFranklin, National Intelligence Estimate, OSINT, Overwatch, Pole Star, Pole Star and Indoor Geo-Location, USGIF