Tech Showcase East Demos
NGA will be demonstrating a variety of products, services, and capabilities during the classified Tech Showcase East.
Please note: Not all of the demos available Wednesday, Nov. 15, are listed here, but below are some of the demos you’ll be able to see at NCE:
Joint Content Management (JCM)
Joint Content Management (JCM) is tasked to develop unified processes for managing and disseminating content across the Analysis (A) and Source (S) directorates. Working across NGA, the working group defines governance and best practices for content management and oversees the implementation of the policies within A and S branches. JCM is currently working with other A and Agency initiatives such as the Analysis Data Strategy and the Enterprise System for GIS.
(U) Multi-INT Knowledge Graph (MKG)
The Multi-INT Knowledge Graph (MKG) is a working prototype that can semantically discover and link content from multiple intelligence disciplines in a way that captures knowledge about real world objects and their relationships. It exposes contents from disparate systems in an explicit, machine-readable fashion. The pilot’s Linked Data Services use knowledge models that apply domain expertise and tacit knowledge expressed in systems hosting contents that include Activity (hypotheses) Models, Object Based Production/Structure Observation Management baselines, and analytics output. MKG integrates domain expertise and intelligence data from divergent sources natively (at rest) without the need for schema translation or duplication. It performs machine-based inferencing to find and recommend related data that may be unknown to the analyst.
Using User Experience (UX) Research to Improve Technology Adoption
The User Experience (UX) Research to Improve Technology Adoption can help arm program owners, designers, and developers with the user-centric insights to improve the adoption of and satisfaction with apps, websites, and other technology. UX Research can be used throughout the product development life cycle – from inception to optimization.
The comprehensive demonstration of the eXploit tools and workflow includes the web-based Electronic Light Table (ELT) applications and the NGA Structure Observation Management (SOM) capture tool.
World Spatial Temporal Analytics and Mapping Project (WSTAMP)
The World Spatial Temporal Analytics and Mapping Project (WSTAMP) is a browser based tool that provides easy access to publically available data from a variety of providers, with an intuitive interface and robust analytics that allow you to explore and analyze the data. WSTAMP helps put current information in context, to determine if what is occurring is anomalous or part of a normal trend. It helps us compare how one country is doing relative to its neighbors, or other countries. WSTAMP helps us discover relationships among and between variables that may not otherwise be obvious. And it can help us to anticipate where past patterns and correlations may manifest again.
Package geospatial content and services into vector tiles and use tile server, based on Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards, to deliver GEOINT content and services. Vector tiles are like image tiles in that the world is divided up into little squares. With image tiles, the customer is stuck with the pre-rendered resolution, scale, and cartography choices. With vector tiles, the customer has the actual vector data in each square to work with. The customer can zoom in and out as they wish, not be compromised of scale, resolution, and cartography. We host the data only once, the customer can make the cartography choices as they like, render the data as they like (decide what to show and what not to show), and tell as many stories as they would like with the same data.
GULLWINGDOOR – A Source Analytics Platform for Automation and Science
GULLWINGDOOR is an NGA Data Analytic Architecture Service (NDAAS) integration and development effort which will (1) automate GEOINT-derived content ordering and generation, (2) enable scientific and data analysis to nominate and perform valuation of detected and measured intelligence information, and will (3) provide brokering services, notification, and access to U.S. and foreign partner customers and other automated systems at the various security domains.
Aeronautical Mobile Application (AMA)
The Aeronautical Mobile Application (AMA) provides aeronautical navigational information viewable/searchable in a mobile device (iSO, Android, or OS) supporting worldwide mission planning and execution through all phases of flight- Takeoff, enroute, and landing.
Geospatial Terminals Operations (GTO)
The Geospatial Terminals Operations (GTO) is a web based automated generation of aviation terminal instrument procedures graphs from aeronautical database.
This demonstration will provide an overview of the Planet Labs capabilities.
Consolidated NGA Security Classification Guide (CoNGA) Security Management Resource Tool (SMaRT)
This demonstration will include an introduction to NGA’s new Security Classification Guide (CoNGA SCG), along with a technical demonstration of how the Security Management Resource Tool (SMaRT) can be used to quickly access NGA classification guidance from any terminal on the JWICS network. This tool aims to improve accessibility and user interface with NGA’s classified equities. The SMaRT site, along with the CoNGA SCG content, will be streamlined to incorporate rapid changes to ensure users of NGA information have the most accurate classification guidance at all times.
Learn about both new and upcoming Mission and DevOps tools from GEOINT Services. Mission users can take advantage of tools and apps that provide a variety of geospatial capabilities and services, including big-data processing, analytics, map editing, collaboration, high-performance spatial analytics, high-speed streaming of imagery, and more. Developers can access GEOINT Services’ DevOps environment, where they will find a platform and tools to help build solutions for mission. GEOINT Services includes tools to help manage, test, and store code, track issues, collaborate with team members, manage projects, manage artifacts, and more.
National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG) Open Mapping Environment (NOME)
The National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG) Open Mapping Environment (NOME) is an online capability where the community (NSG Members & Partners) can edit existing content and add new features throughout the world. This Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) approach improves the quality of the foundation data & ensures everyone has immediate access to the newest content.
NGA Source Directorate Media Services / Print on Demand
This demo will showcase Print on Demand Web Service and Forward Based GEOINT Georeferenced Data. NGA Source Directorate supports hardcopy printing and the digital dissemination of NGA’s Standard Maps and Charts. Included will be a demonstration of custom services available through Source.
Innovative GEOINT Application Provider Program (IGAPP) — Mobile applications for the DoD user
Through Vendor Opportunity Packages (VOPs), Innovative GEOINT Application Provider Program (IGAPP) delivers the information received directly from our users and removes the guesswork – ensuring developers are creating meaningful apps. By simplifying the federal government acquisition requirements, IGAPP removes the barriers that have historically stymied most private sector firms or small businesses. IGAPP provides an open-source environment required for the government to engage directly with startups, academia, and mid-sized software firms. This environment not only gives the government access to the most cutting-edge GEOINT apps proposed direct from our vendors, but reduces the procurement timeline from 18-months to four to six weeks.
Map of the World (MoW)
The Map of the World (MoW) is an online geospatial environment that provides GEOINT-related and multi-source content for use by the IC and DoD community to meet their mission needs. It serves two critical functions for the Community: 1) Content Service: Provides integrated, authoritative geospatial content and 2) Geospatial Environment: Integrates data from multiple sources into a single view, providing fast and easy access to all accessible information. The Map of the World serves a wide community of users across the IC and DoD community, supporting a range of expertise from a novice with minimal GIS expertise to an expert analyst applying the available content services to execute robust analytics. By improving the IC community’s access and discovery of authoritative content, the MoW will facilitate improved collaboration throughout the IC. As organizations produce, obtain, and store data and intelligence, the Map of the World will enable others to discover this content, thereby increasing efficiencies in data management and reducing possibilities of duplicative content.
Geospatial Repository and Data Management (GRiD)
The Geospatial Repository and Data (GRiD) Management System is an advanced 3D geospatial repository and service providing the Enterprise solution for the storage, discovery and dissemination of all 3D point cloud and elevation data and rapidly maturing to provide the Enterprise solution for the creation, storage, discovery and dissemination of high resolution 3D surfaces and modeled surface content for the National Systems for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG). GRiD data types include 3D Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) and EO-passive point cloud data, two dimensional (2D) and two and a half dimensional (2.5D) associated geospatial products (i.e. Bare earth and reflective surface digital elevation models (DEMs), 3D vector features, etc.).
In-Q-Tel pilot program. For Example MapD
MapD is an end-to-end data analytic and visualization platform that leverages the power of GPUs to deliver extreme speed and scalability in a minimal hardware footprint. The Immerse client provides both complex data visuals and standard reporting charts.
Commercial GEOINT Information Service (CGIS), a feature of NGA’s Global-EGD, enables analysts to set alerts for detected objects such as aircraft and ships.
The Commercial GEOINT Information Service (CGIS) provides US government users with on-demand access to ready to use global commercial imagery and information automatically extracted from commercial imagery. CGIS enables analysts to set alerts for detected objects such as aircraft and ships, provides over a billion square kilometers of imagery for foundation GEOINT production, and streams imagery into every major DoD mobile device application. This demonstration will showcase the ability to generate automated information alerts based on object-detection algorithms, as well as how to use CGIS as an imagery source in foundation GEOINT workflows.
Detecting and Tracking Moving Cars and Trucks from Space using Full Motion Video (FMV)
Korb Satellite Systems (KSS) has developed and patented algorithms to detect moving cars and trucks, and other vehicles, using motion imagery from airborne and spaceborne collection systems. Over the past 8 months we have worked on developing software to demonstrate these capabilities, working with our partner Vision III (V3), and we have now analyzed motion imagery acquired from many different unclassified sources, mostly downloaded from YouTube and Vimeo, including traffic cameras, airborne motion imagery sensors, and spaceborne motion imagery sensors. The KSS/V3 software, called Automated Video and Image Analyst (AVIA) produces a video of the moving vehicle detections and tracks, and features many new and unique analyses. We can demonstrate these capabilities using images and video.
NGA Monitor Demonstration
A demonstration of current approved workstation set-ups with approved monitors including a 27’’ roaming monitor, 27’’ stereo monitor, 43’’ quad monitor, and a 34’’ or 38’’ curved monitor.
Structured Observation Management (SOM)
Structured Observation Management (SOM) is the NGA approach to capture, store, standardize, and serve GEOINT observations from primary GEOINT sources. The two NGA tools for SOM, eXploit and Cedalion, will be demonstrated for creating, storing, and retrieving observations from the Flexible Content Management Services (FCMS). Legacy SOM tools such as GOWK, GERT, and STARE will be retired in the future and users will transition to eXploit and Cedalion. There are over 1 million observations made this year in Cedalion and eXploit
South Sudan Damage Assessment Environment
NGA analysts are using satellite imagery to monitor the conflict and provide a damage assessment at the U//FOUO level. They created a geoportal using PiX (Protected Internet Exchange) for customers such as the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development.
Automate Structure Observation from Computer Vision Application
NGA analysts are using Computer Vision Application, TMA (Target Monitoring Assistance) to automate Structured Observation Management (SOM). The value of this application will be demonstrated.
Collaborative Site for 2017 Zapad Exercise
NGA analysts leveraged PiX (Protected Internet Exchange) collaborative environment for the 2017 Zapad Exercise. The site was formed as an unclassified FOUO environment where imagery and geospatial content could be shared with working partners. The value of this environment will be demonstrated.