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29 Aug 2011

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Monday Morning News Kick Off: Intel Agencies Help Aid Irene Response; American Intelligence Collection Capabilities Are “Stunning” and Much More

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Welcome to the Monday Morning News Kick Off post from got geoint? As much of the northeast is dealing with heavy flooding right now, it is clear that Tropical Storm Irene — though it did not pack a huge punch in NYC and D.C. — is still living on. The editorial staff at got geoint? is hoping that everyone is safe and that life can resume to its normal state. In the meantime, as always, we have compiled all the key stories you need to kick start your work week. For many, it will be difficult to get back to normal after this past weekend, but we hope this post will be a step towards getting back into the normal routine. So, for those of you working today, fire up that second cup of coffee and read on.

Intel Agencies Scramble to Aid Irene Response, Cleanup
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency readied special teams and vehicles called DMIGS to plan for and assist after Irene rolled north.

Satellite Photo Shows Hurricane Irene Battering US East Coast
Although Irene has come and gone, here are some amazing satellite photos of the storm.

LightSquared and Inmarsat Collaborated to Support Hurricane Irene Emergency Responders
LightSquared and Inmarsat coordinated resources to ensure that their respective emergency services customers have reliable access to essential satellite communications to support their Hurricane Irene relief efforts.

American Intelligence Collection Capabilities Are “Stunning”
CNN’s Fareed Zakaria segment on the IC’s collection capabilities.

How the Libyan Rebels Bought a Miniature Drone on the Internet
Libyan rebels take the DIY GEOINT route by purchasing a miniature drone on the Internet.

U.S. Army Geospatial Center Partners With USGS To Build GeoPDF State Coverage DVDs
The U.S. Army Geospatial Center (AGC) and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collaborated to create and disseminate a GeoPDF State Coverage DVD dataset recently.

Robert S. Zitz Joins SAIC as Senior Vice President and ISR Chief Architect
SAIC officially announces that Robert S. Zitz came on board as Senior Vice President and ISR Chief Architect. Be sure to check out our post covering Zitz’s retirement ceremony that took place at NGA’s soon-to-be-officially-former headquarters in Bethesda earlier this month.

Nigerian-built Satellite Acquires First Image Just Days After Launch
The Nigerian-built satellite, NigeriaSat-X, has acquired its first satellite image just three days after the successful launch on August 17th.

Connect to the GEOINT 2011 Symposium on CrowdVine
USGIF has once again opened its GEOINT Symposium social networking site for 2011. Be sure to log into CrowdVine for GEOINT 2011, where you can discuss the latest agenda topics, interact with speakers, connect with other attendees and exhibitors, find out about current Symposium news and learn about the latest trends being presented in the exhibit hall.

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