NGA Cybersecurity Day
The NGA Cybersecurity Day is one event in a series of cybersecurity awareness activities that the NGA hosts. This year, the event will feature a session on “hacking” and on “securing your home network.” The expo will be held in the main Atrium area of the NGA headquarters building on Fort Belvoir East and is currently the only cybersecurity event being held at NGA. What Does NGA Do? The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is the nations primary source of geospatial intelligence, or GEOINT for the Department of Defense and the U.S. Intelligence Community. As a DoD combat support agency and a member of the IC, NGA provides GEOINT, in support of U.S. national security and defense, as well as disaster relief. GEOINT is the exploitation and analysis of imagery and geospatial information that describes, assesses and visually depicts physical features and geographically referenced activities on Earth. As a member of the Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense, NGA supports a unique mission set. They are committed to acquiring, developing and maintaining the proper technology, people and processes that will enable overall mission success. NGA employs approximately 14,500 government civilians, military members and contractors, with approximately two-thirds of the workforce located at the NGA headquarters at NGA Campus East, on Fort Belvoir North Area in Springfield, VA. Future of GEOINT: The future approach to GEOINT will grow with technology, supporting human insight with artificial intelligence and automation. Analysts will have greater flexibility to solve problems in unique ways to meet this growth in demand. GEOINT must answer intelligence questions, forecast adversary behavior and provide operational information faster, with higher quality, and across a broader range of mission areas.