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Title Future U.S. workforce for geospatial intelligence / Committee on the Future U.S. Workforce for Geospatial Intelligence, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Board on Higher Education and Workforce Policy and Global Affairs, National Research Council of the National Academies.

Publication Info. Washington : National Academies Press, [2013]
2013

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Description 1 online resource (184 pages) : color illustrations, color maps
text rdacontent
computer rdamedia
online resource rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction -- Core Areas of Geospatial Intelligence -- Emerging Areas of Geospatial Intelligence -- Availability of Experts -- Current and Anticipated Gaps in Expertise -- Current Training Programs -- Building Knowledge and Skills -- References.
Summary We live in a changing world with multiple and evolving threats to national security, including terrorism, asymmetrical warfare (conflicts between agents with different military powers or tactics), and social unrest. Visually depicting and assessing these threats using imagery and other geographically-referenced information is the mission of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). As the nature of the threat evolves, so do the tools, knowledge, and skills needed to respond. The challenge for NGA is to maintain a workforce that can deal with evolving threats to national security, ongoing scientific and technological advances, and changing skills and expectations of workers. Future U.S. Workforce for Geospatial Intelligence assesses the supply of expertise in 10 geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) fields, including 5 traditional areas (geodesy and geophysics, photogrammetry, remote sensing, cartographic science, and geographic information systems and geospatial analysis) and 5 emerging areas that could improve geospatial intelligence (GEOINT fusion, crowdsourcing, human geography, visual analytics, and forecasting). The report also identifies gaps in expertise relative to NGA's needs and suggests ways to ensure an adequate supply of geospatial intelligence expertise over the next 20 years.
Note Description based on print version record.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject United States. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
Geospatial data -- Government policy -- United States.
Geospatial data -- Technological innovations.
Employees -- Training of -- Government policy -- United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on the Future U.S. Workforce for Geospatial Intelligence, issuing body.
National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, issuing body.
National Research Council (U.S.). Division on Earth and Life Studies, issuing body.
National Academies Press (U.S.), issuing body.
Other Form: Print version: Future U.S. workforce for geospatial intelligence. Washington : National Academies Press, [2013] xii, 172 pages ; 28 cm 9780309269865 (OCoLC)ocn830351841 (DLC)10863934
ISBN 0309268648 (pbk.)
9780309268646 (pbk.)
9780309269865
9780309268653 (e-book)

 
    
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