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10 May 2012

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DARPA Seeking Solicitations for Space Enabled Effects for Military Engagements (SeeMe) Program

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DARPA is soliciting responses from corporations to build a unique satellite system called SeeMe. The program aims to give mobile, US warfighters overseas access to on-demand, space-based tactical information in remote and beyond-line-of-sight conditions. If successful, SeeMe will provide timely imagery to warfighters of their immediate surroundings via handheld devices.

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30 Apr 2012

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Monday Morning News Kick Off: Google Street View and the FCC; “Intense” Nuclear Activity in North Korea; and Are Defense Cuts Good for the Geospatial Sector?

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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 super charged to take on the work week. Once again, we have compiled all of the key stories you need to to be the smartest GEOINT professional possible. So, as we always say, fire up that second cup of coffee and read on. Happy Monday!

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22 Mar 2012

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DARPA Aims to Create ‘Disposable’ Satellites for Providing On-Demand Imagery

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Next week, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will be issuing a call for a rapidly deployable constellation of small, inexpensive, disposable satellites for a project called “See Me.” This innovative program would allow the warfighter to push a button on a handheld device to receive an image of their exact location within 90 minutes. To date this is an unprecedented capability and will play a major role in providing near real time imagery to the front-line.

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19 Mar 2012

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Monday Morning News Kick Off: GeoEye Expects Steady NGA Funding; Dempsey CNN Profile; Dugan Leaves DARPA: and Cloud Computing for the IC

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Welcome to the Monday Morning News Kick Off post from got geoint? With the glory of St Patrick’s Day — and the unbelievably warm weather this weekend — behind us, it is time to focus on our professional lives. And, as we always say, knowledge is power, and you can arm yourself with all the wisdom you need to kick start the work week with our MMNKO post. Fire up that second round of coffee and read on. Happy Monday!

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02 Feb 2012

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DARPA Creating Virtual Reality Contact Lenses for Viewing Aerial and Sensor Data

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Rather than equipping the warfighter with bulky helmets and goggles to provide vital battlefield data, DARPA is moving forward with an innovative program where contact lenses with built-in systems would allow soldiers to focus on distant targets and overlay their vision with tactical information. According to DARPA, the goal of the effort is to provide individual soldiers with data from aerial drones and battlefield sensors in real-time — which was previously a capability challenge.

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23 Jan 2012

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Monday Morning News Kick Off: DARPA’s Galileo Aims for Closer Look at Space Satellites; LightSquared Vs. GPS; and Plenty of USGIF Member News

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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 supercharged for the work week ahead. Based on our research for today’s post, we can safely say that USGIF member companies are keeping the GEOINT newscycle bustling along this week. There are plenty of announcements from companies like CACI, TerraGo, LizardTech and more in this installment of the MMNKO post. So, as we always say, fire up that second cup of coffee and read on. Happy Monday!

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31 Oct 2011

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Monday Morning News Kick Off: Hackers Targeted U.S. Government Satellites; Student-Made Satellites Launch into Space; and StreetView Goes Indoors

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Welcome to the Monday Morning News Kick Off from got geoint? As we kick off the work week on this special day (Halloween anyone?), we are reminded that, while many are preparing their children for this special evening or attending Halloween parties at their kids’ schools, the GEOINT news cycle still hums along. We have never had a MMNKO post where we were short on news. Why? Because GEOINT pretty much permeates every aspect of our lives. And our faithful readers can see this first hand in today’s post. So, as we always say, fire up that second cup of coffee and read on. Happy Halloween!

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24 Oct 2011

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Monday Morning News Kick Off: German Space Junk Lands on Earth; DARPA Proposes Recycling Old Satellite Parts; GeoEye Awarded Two Contracts Worth More Than $25 Million

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Welcome to the Monday Morning News Kick Off post from got geoint? As our faithful readers know, there is always an abundance of GEOINT-related news the week after the GEOINT Symposium. From the continuing news cycle that started during the event to member companies seeking to maintain their established momentum, there is typically a wide-range of stories from policy and budgeting news to product launches and beyond. So, fire up that second cup of coffee as we take you through all the GEOINT news you need to kick off the work week. Happy Monday!

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17 Aug 2011

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DARPA Developing GPS-Free Micro-Chip Navigation for Soldiers

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GPS systems play a critical role in helping the warfighter gain vital situational awareness and navigational capabilities during a conflict. Though one of the biggest challenges is that GPS systems have become more susceptible to jamming. To counter this, DARPA’s Micro-Technology for Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (Micro-PNT) program is creating a navigation and timing unit that will fit on a microchip. The new solution would enhance personal navigation because these new devices would continue tracking location even when GPS signals are not available.

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28 Sep 2010

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Boeing’s Solar Powered Drone Will Stay Aloft for Five Years

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Energy efficiency and innovation are the name of the game when it comes to a new new solar powered drone being developing for the Pentagon by Boeing. Dubbed the SolarEagle, this innovative drone will be capable of flying for five straight years at 60,000 feet. According to the LA Times, Boeing recently announced it had won the $89-million contract with DARPA to develop a prototype of the SolarEagle that can demonstrate it can stay aloft for 30 days by 2014. According to DARPA, the program will “enable a re-taskable, persistent pseudo-satellite capability in an aircraft package. The technology combines the key benefits of an aircraft (flexibility & responsiveness, sensor resolution, reduced transmit/receive power, affordable deployment) with the benefits of a satellite (on- station persistence, no logistics tail, zero emissions, energy independence, minimal fleet size, absence of in-country footprint).” Very interesting stuff. Is this the future of GEOINT? Check out more here.

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