Maritime Forces

GeoINT Goes to Sea

Limited by low bandwidth and cyber threats, sailors aboard even the most advanced aircraft carriers in the world rely upon data, images and products that are produced and prepackaged elsewhere. The NGA’s longstanding partnership with the Navy continues to provide critical linkages between GEOINT-related systems, products and processes utilizing TerraGo GeoPDF and portable navy systems.

Force Multiplier

In 2015, NGA deployed veteran imagery analyst Rob Stiver aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt as the first of two “ship riders” in a pilot program. “It’s incredibly satisfying to be able to give these sailors the proficiency to make better use of GEOINT at a tactical level….GEOINT is one of those force multipliers for the Navy,” said Stiver.