National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

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National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency


The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, formerly the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA), is a combat support agency of the Department of Defense (DoD), supporting the Secretary of Defense, the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI), and other national-level policymakers in the areas of imagery, imagery intelligence, and geospatial information. NGA is a member of the national Intelligence Community and the single entity upon which the U.S. Government relies to coherently manage the disciplines of imagery and mapping.

Resources

NIMA Redesignated as the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, FY 2004 Defense Authorization Act

Service Contracts at the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, DoD Inspector General report, June 6, 2003

Pathfinder, NIMA Newsletter

Using NIMA Limited Distribution Data & Products, NIMA fact sheet

Commercial Satellite Imagery Library, NIMA fact sheet

Geospatial Intelligence: Capstone Concept, January 2003. This capstone concept publication introduces the term geospatial intelligence to the lexicon of national security. 16 MB (!) PDF file (alternate, 2.5 MB PDF version)

Report of the Independent Commission on the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, January 2001

Report of the Defense Science Board on the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, April 2000 [3.9 MB PDF file]

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