[FPSPACE] President Obama learns about NGIA from employee at Burger joint
pjp961 at svol.net
Sat May 30 12:22:30 EDT 2009
This is not a good augury
Excerpt from the conversation (carried on the US cable station C-SPAN), and
reported on Washington politics website "Politico":
Obama: What do you do Walter?
Walter: I work at, uh, NGA, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Obama: Outstanding, how long you been doing that?
Walter: About six years
Obama: You like it?
Walter: I do, keeps me...
Obama: So explain to me exactly what this National Geospatial...uh...
Walter: Uh, we work with, uh, satellite imagery..
Walter: [unintelligible] ...support systems, so...
Obama: Sounds like good work.
Walter: Enjoy the weekend.
Obama: Appreciate it.
According to the Defense Department:
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is a Department of Defense
combat support agency and a member of the national Intelligence Community
(IC). NGA develops imagery and map-based intelligence solutions for U.S.
national defense, homeland security and safety of navigation.
NGA provides timely, relevant and accurate geospatial intelligence in
support of national security objectives. The term "geospatial intelligence"
means the exploitation and analysis of imagery and geospatial information to
describe, assess and visually depict physical features and geographically
referenced activities on the Earth. Geospatial intelligence consists of
imagery, imagery intelligence and geospatial (e.g., mapping, charting and
Guess they're not getting much airtime in the President's Daily Brief.
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