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23 Sep 2010


National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Funding Down; More Opportunity for Industry

Added by Category: Daily Intelligence Brief, General

Yesterday at Mitre Corporation hosted its VT IDEA event with a panel that featured Letitia Long (pictured) the new Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Long brought up an interesting point about how funding for the NGA is down this year and will continue to be down in 2011. According to Fed Tech Bisnow, Letitia says without top line increases, the agency needs industry help creating efficiencies to free up resources. NGA can then bring in and develop technologies used overseas. This could essentially mean that with funding down and resources potentially being stretched, there could be more opportunity for industry partners to step in and fill the gap. What do members of industry think about this?

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