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13 Jun 2011

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Monday Morning News Kick Off: NRO Budget; Top Counterterrorism Chief Stepping Down; Google Earth Maps Sea Floor

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Welcome to the Monday Morning News Kick Off post from got geoint? Change is always a good thing. And speaking of change, we have decided to modify the ever-popular MMNKO post to highlight more news and less commentary. So, what does this mean? We will be providing way more news stories than before — completely unfiltered — in a way that will serve your needs, as you kick off the work week. So, as we always say, fire up that second cup of coffee and we hope you enjoy the new version of the MMKNO post. Happy Monday!

NRO Budget Justification Sheds Light on IT Projects
The NRO recently released a budget document that addresses iproving program manager visibility and accountability, clarifying lines of authority and developing risk management strategies.

Top Counterterrorism Chief Stepping Down
Michael Leiter, director of the National Counterterrorism Center is officially stepping down.

Panetta Senate Hearings vs. Gates NATO Speech
Leon Panetta told the Senate Armed Services Committee that his main objective as the new Defense Secretary will be to ensure that the United States continues to have the best trained, best equipped and strongest military in the world.

‘Empire Challenge’ Promotes Intelligence Interoperability
The U.S. Joint Forces Command’s Empire Challenge 2011 demonstration focused on mobility and interoperability.

New Version of iOS Includes Notification Center, iMessage, Newsstand, Twitter Integration Among 200
Last week, Apple previewed iOS 5, the latest version of the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, and released a beta version to iOS Developer Program members.

BAE Systems Expands Support to Geospatial Intelligence Govt in India
BAE Systems has expanded its Geospatial eXploitation Products (GXP) business to support escalating customer requirements throughout India.

Google Earth, Columbia University Map Seafloor Area Bigger Than North America
In honor of World Oceans Day, Google Earth and about a dozen research labs created high-res maps of seafloor terrain.

NASA’s Aquarius Ocean-Mapping Satellite Launches Successfully
NASA launched a satellite that will measure the saltiness of the oceans to provide clues about the Earth’s climate.

City of Boston Modernizes Emergency Response with Intergraph Incident Management Solution
The City of Boston, Massachusetts, in partnership with the City’s Police, Fire and Emergency Services, has acquired Intergraph public safety computer-aided dispatch (CAD) and mobile dispatch to update the city’s incident response technology.

MDA Launches Ice Monitoring Service for Safe Ship Navigation
MDA’s Information Systems Group (MDA), announced that its Geospatial Services division is launching an ice monitoring service to support safe ship navigation in the Arctic.

SceneTap, a New Mobile Application and Website, Gives Real-Time Info on Your Local Bar Scene
Chicago-based startup wants to change the way people go out at night by automatically tracking and revealing the number of people in a bar, the male-to-female ratio, and the average age of each customer, in real-time, with no need for user participation.

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