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07 Feb 2012

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PODCAST: Panel of Geospatial Experts Discuss Viability of Commercial Imagery and EnhancedView

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Recently a number of geospatial experts have authored articles that highlight the viability of commercial imagery – in the face of the proposed U.S. defense budget cuts, which could potentially have a significant impact on the commercial remote sensing industry. We were fortunate enough to have gathered three of these experts on one podcast today. Today, we are speaking with Kevin Pomfret, Executive Director of the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy; Josh Hartman, Principal at the Center for Strategic Space Studies and the CEO of the Horizon Strategies Group; and Dennis Jones, President of the Jones Consulting Group.

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28 Jul 2010

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Wednesday News Round Up: DoD Invests in Tomorrow’s UAV, Boeing’s “Phantom Eye” and Much More

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As our faithful got geoint? readers know, every so often we like to do mid-week news round up — especially when the news cycle is chock full of GEOINT-related stories that will change your life for the better. Well, that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but these are some compelling stories about UAVs, Boeing’s Phantom Eye and much, much more. So, what’s a good catch phrase for a Wednesday news round up post? Ahh, we’ll just use an old favorite. Here we go: fire up that second cup of coffee and read on.

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15 Apr 2010

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NRO Chief Aims to Beef Up 2012 Tech Budget

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In an effort to reverse a five year budget slump for the science and technology development programs at the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), Bruce Carlson, NRO Director, is pushing for more funding in the 2012 federal budget request. Our got geoint? readers may recall our coverage of Mr. Carlson at GEOINT 2009, where – in his most anticipated keynote – he said that his main priorities were to enhance the business of launch and move more efficiently in launching equipment under construction within the next 15-18 months. His exact words were “don’t screw up and don’t get in the way.” If Mr Carlson is taking this tough approach to enhancing the 2012 science and technology development budget, we image he will get his way. Read more from our friends at Space News here about his keynote at the National Space Symposium.

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25 Jun 2009

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SPACE NEWS OpEd: USGIF Board Member Chris Tucker Highlights A New Standard for National Reconnaissance

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It goes without saying that members of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) board of directors are true industry thought leaders. Case in point is board member Chris Tucker, Ph.D., who is the founding chief strategic officer of In-Q-Tel and former CEO of IONIC. Mr. Tucker recently penned an OpEd for Space News on a new standard for the NRO. As many of you know, we have been covering the NRO for sometime now — from the announcement of the new director to the appointment of the development of the new panel who will assess its viability. Check out Mr. Tucker’s Space News OpEd here. Very insightful and very much worth a read. In addition, here’s a Q&A we did with Mr. Tucker back in late 2008. Happy Thursday.

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