Monday News Kick Off: GEOINT Community News

Feb. 13, 2017

IARPA Launches CREATE Program

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) announced a multi-year research effort to develop and test large-scale, structured collaboration methods to improve reasoning. Named the Crowdsourcing Evidence, Argumentation, Thinking, and Evaluation (CREATE) program, it will improve analysts’ and decision-makers’ understanding of the evidence and assumptions that support or conflict with their conclusions. These tools will improve their ability to provide accurate, timely, and well-supported analyses of the complex problems facing the Intelligence Community. IARPA awarded CREATE research contracts to teams led by George Mason University, Syracuse University, Monash University, and the University of Melbourne.

DigitalGlobe Adds New GBDX Partners

DigitalGlobe announced growth of its ecosystem of content producers and consumers who leverage the company’s Geospatial Big Data analytics platform, GBDX. GBDX helps organizations extract actionable insight using geospatial data from various sources. Currently, SpaceKnow, CrowdAI, Facebook, PSMA, Lockheed Martin, Video Inform, and Precision Hawk have joined the GBDX ecosystem.

MITRE & Singapore University Establish Research Partnership

MITRE and the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore entered a joint research partnership to develop innovative technologies to support Singapore’s Smart Nation ambitions and improve safety in workplaces, as well as to improve productivity and processes for Singapore courts. New technologies MITRE and the university plan to explore include artificial intelligence and machine learning, court analytics, decision support systems, and cybersecurity.

Air Force Academy Opens Cyber Center

The U.S. Air Force recently announced the Cyberworx Center at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., is now operational. According to The Gazette, the center has already completed three projects for the Air Force to help the service monitor its computer networks and better detect hacking threats.

Geospatial Industry Outlook Report Published

Geospatial Media and Communications released its 2017 “Global Geospatial Industry Outlook Report.” The report, in partnership with leading geospatial companies worldwide, looks at the interaction between industry trends and geospatial readiness to determine the success of the global geospatial industry.

Peer Intel

The Library of Congress (LOC) appointed Paulette Marie Hasier chief of its geography and map division. Hasier most recently served as branch chief of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s GEOINT Research Center and Pentagon Map Library. She is the ninth person and first woman to be named chief of the LOC geography and map division.

Lyft hired Luc Vincent as vice president of engineering. Previously, Vincent founded and led Google’s Street View team. At Lyft, Vincent’s role will be focused on improving the company’s real-time navigation capabilities.

 

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