Yesterday at GEOINTeraction Tuesday, hosted by the +United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF)
, Mr. Douglas P. McGovern, Director of InnoVision, NGA; and Ms. Karyn Hayes-Ryan, Component Acquisition Executive, NGA and the Director of NSG Program Management Office, addressed dozens of members of the GEOINT community.
They discussed recent activities from InnoVision and Acquisition, including the collaboration on programs such as NGA’s new GEOINT Solutions Marketplace (GSM) that aims to speed-up acquisition of new technologies for specific community challenges. Additionally stated, NGA is collaborating with DIA and has invited other government agencies to join them in this or similar endeavors to improve efficiency in acquisition.
The goal is to change the relationship between the government, industry partners, and academia by connecting the vendor with the user which will cut down acquisition time and improve the vendors’ ability to accurately satisfy government requirements.
- Looking for ways to use or transform existing technologies to fit Intelligence needs
- Be prepared to present demonstrations and useable (or at least tweakable) solutions
- GSM and the upcoming ISM will be a one-stop-shop for industry members to get into NGA
If you are interested in taking advantage of this process, visit https://www.nga.mil/partners/GSM/
“Held the second Tuesday of every other month, GEOINTeraction Tuesday is a casual networking event where you can develop new relationships, exchange ideas and discover business opportunities. Each event features a guest speaker from the Defense, Intelligence or Homeland Security Community who shares their views on current issues and answers audience questions.”http://usgif.org/events/geointeraction #USGIF #GEOINT