وكالة المخابرات الفضائية الوطنية

(تم التحويل من National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency)
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
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Seal of the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
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Flag of the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
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NGA Campus East, headquarters of the agency; the building features trapezoidal windows, color-coded interior sections, and is bisected by an atrium that is large enough to hold the Statue of Liberty[1][2][3]
استعراض الوكالة
تشكلت1 أكتوبر 1996 (1996-10-01) (as the National Imagery and Mapping Agency)
agency السابقة
  • National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA)
الاختصاصU.S. Department of Defense
المقر الرئيسيFort Belvoir, Virginia, U.S.[2]
38°45′12″N 77°11′49″W / 38.7532°N 77.1969°W / 38.7532; -77.1969Coordinates: 38°45′12″N 77°11′49″W / 38.7532°N 77.1969°W / 38.7532; -77.1969
الشعار الحادي"Know the Earth... Show the Way... Understand the World"
الموظفونAbout 16,000[4]
الميزانية السنويةClassified (at least $4.9 billion, as of 2013)[5]
تنفيذي الوكالةs
الوكالة الأمDepartment of Defense
الموقع الإلكترونيnga.mil
تذييل
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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is a combat support agency under the United States Department of Defense and a member of the United States Intelligence Community,[8] with the primary mission of collecting, analyzing, and distributing geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) in support of national security. NGA was known as the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) until 2003.

NGA headquarters, also known as NGA Campus East, is located at Fort Belvoir North Area in Virginia. The agency also operates major facilities in the St. Louis, Missouri area, as well as support and liaison offices worldwide. The NGA headquarters, at 2.3 million square feet (214,000 m2), is the third-largest government building in the Washington metropolitan area after The Pentagon and the Ronald Reagan Building.[9]

In addition to using GEOINT for U.S. military and intelligence efforts, the NGA provides assistance during natural and man-made disasters, and security planning for major events such as the Olympic Games.[10]

In September 2018, researchers at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency released a high resolution terrain map[11] (detail down to the size of a car, and less in some areas) of Antarctica, named the "Reference Elevation Model of Antarctica" (REMA).[12]


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References

  1. ^ "BRAC side effect: Greener buildings". May 13, 2011.
  2. ^ أ ب "NGA Campus East Fact Sheet" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on February 21, 2014.
  3. ^ "Photo gallery: An alternative geography". projects.washingtonpost.com.
  4. ^ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Archived November 24, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.. .nga.mil. Retrieved on July 21, 2013.
  5. ^ Gellman, Barton; Greg Miller (August 29, 2013). "U.S. spy network's successes, failures and objectives detailed in 'black budget' summary". The Washington Post. Retrieved August 29, 2013.
  6. ^ "GSP - GSP". www.esa.int.
  7. ^ "Rear Adm. Robert Sharp USN confirmed as new NGA director". intelligencecommunitynews.com. 28 December 2018. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  8. ^ "10 U.S. Code § 441 - Establishment". LII / Legal Information Institute.
  9. ^ Serbu, Jared (2011-09-27). "Geospatial intelligence HQ is now DC's 3rd largest federal office building". Federal News Radio. Retrieved 2016-03-19.
  10. ^ "About NGA". Archived from the original on October 6, 2014.
  11. ^ https://www.pgc.umn.edu/data/rema/
  12. ^ Stirone, Shannon (7 September 2018). "New Antarctica Map Is Like 'Putting on Glasses for the First Time and Seeing 20/20' – A high resolution terrain map of Earth's frozen continent will help researchers better track changes on the ice as the planet warms". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 September 2018.

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