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12 Mar 2012

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Monday Morning News Kick Off: Fukushima One Year Later; Soldiers Banned from Geotagging Photos on Facebook; and Director Long Featured on CNN

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Welcome to the Monday Morning News Kick Off post from got geoint? Although you may be still dragging from missing that hour of sleep this morning, the work week will continue on like always. But fret not, faithful got geoint? readers. As always, we have compiled all the actionable news you need to kick-start the work week. So, as we always say, fire up that second cup of coffee and read on. Happy Monday!

‘Eye in the Sky’: The Case File on NGA Director Letitia Long
Insightful CNN profile of NGA Director Letitia Long.

Air Force’s Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Survives First Year in Orbit
The U.S. Air Force’s robotic X-37B space plane has celebrated a silent anniversary, surpassing an entire year in Earth orbit on a mystery mission for American military.

Fukushima: Before, During and After
To mark the one-year anniversary of the Japan tsunami, USGIF member company DigitalGlobe is releasing pictures showing “before, during and after” views of the devastation.

Pivotal Player: Caryn A. Wagner, Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis at the Department of Homeland Security
Great profile of Caryn A. Wagner, Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on MorganFranklin’s Pivotal Plays blog.

US Soldiers Are Giving Away Their Positions with Geotagged Photos
The Army has issued a warning to its soldiers to stop geotagging their photos on Facebook and other social media outlets.

After LightSquared’s Tumble, Satellite Firms Still Investing in Growth
DC area satellite firms are expecting growth and launching new technology even as Reston-based LightSquared watches its business prospects dim after failing to hold onto needed federal approval.

Why Are Companies Defecting from Google Maps?
First Foursquare and now Apple are scaling back their use of Google Maps. Why are major players starting to back way from Google’s nearly ubiquitous mapping service? Digital Trends tries to get to the bottom of this.

NASA Satellite Time Lapse Video Shows Vegas Sprawl
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland created a time-lapse video that shows nearly 40 years of growth in the Las Vegas area.

Intergraph and DigitalGlobe Announce Geospatial Challenge 2012 Winners
Intergraph and DigitalGlobe announced that Priyanka Mehta and Allison Howard were the official winners of the Geospatial Challenge. This contest received more than 115 proposals from individuals with project plans to leverage ERDAS IMAGINE to exploit DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-2 imagery.

TASC Reports $1.6 Billion in Intelligence Contract Awards in 2011
TASC won more than $1.6 billion in contracts with federal government customers in the intelligence community during its 2011 fiscal year.

Air Force Tech Students Plan Mini-Satellite Launch
Graduate students at the Air Force Institute of Technology expect to launch a mini-satellite into orbit next year, marking a milestone in the school’s nine-decade history of moon walking astronauts and aviation pioneers.

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