Hurricane Dorian showed NGA can get data out faster

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency was able to get satellite imagery into the hands of humanitarian mission faster with Hurricane Dorian than previous natural disasters by simplifying its organization and providing access to outside mapping data, officials said. The NGA is charged with analyzing and distributing geospatial intelligence to the national…

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UAE joins naval security coalition in the Gulf

WASHINGTON — The United Arab Emirates has joined an intentional maritime security coalition to “deter threats to maritime navigation and global trade” in the Arabian Gulf and surrounding waterways, the country’s official news agency reported Thursday. The UAE joins four other members of the International Maritime Security Construct — the…

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How the Air Force has reorganized its cyber staff

The Air Force is overhauling its cyber enterprise. The service announced Sept. 18 a new information warfare focused organization called 16th Air Force that combines cyber, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, electronic warfare and information operations. The Air Force also recently rebranded its main communications arm essentially separating traditional IT functions…

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