military intelligence

September 13, 2021
By Robert K. Ackerman
Military intelligence leaders from all the services discuss their services' needs at the 2021 Intelligence and National Security Summit. Photo by Herman Farrer

For military intelligence, the status quo is unacceptable in this new era. The prescription is change, and that must come across the board for the military to be able to prevail against growing adversarial threats.

That point was presented by a panel of high-ranking military intelligence officers and officials on the first day of the Intelligence and National Security Summit, hosted by AFCEA and INSA and being held at the Gaylord Convention Center near Washington, D.C., September 13-14. The live panel at the live event wasted little time in telling the audience what needs to transpire for their intelligence needs to be met.

September 1, 2021
By Kimberly Underwood
Vice Adm. Robert Sharp, USN (r), director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), and Gallaudet University President Roberta Cordano sign an education partnership agreement in May to increase research, engagement and recruiting opportunities in STEM. The agency’s research directorate is expanding its partnerships with academia, the private sector and other government agencies to leverage innovation. NGA

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's Research Directorate is increasingly leveraging U.S. industry solutions to fill any gaps in the agency’s capabilities. The directorate is employing a robust array of contracting, partnership measures, infrastructure development and research vehicles to harness emerging technologies and capture innovation in advanced analytics and modeling; data management; modern software engineering; artificial intelligence; and improved workflow processes.

September 17, 2020
By Robert K. Ackerman
Credit: Shutterstock/Gorodenkoff

Being forced to telework by the pandemic is a blessing in disguise to the U.S. military intelligence community, say its leaders. Processes that have been fermenting as ideas for years are being embraced enthusiastically, and what had been considered half-baked now is the way of the future as the community deals with new threats and methods of operations.