The Latest in IT Security

US official sees approval for higher resolution commercial imagery

21
May
2014

By Andrea Shalal COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (Reuters) – The U.S. government will eventually approve a bid by commercial space imagery provider DigitalGlobe Inc to sell higher resolution satellite images, the head of the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency said on Tuesday. Long told reporters after her speech that NGA and other intelligence agencies backed the effort, but the White House was still coordinating the positions of the Pentagon, Commerce Department, State Department and other agencies. DigitalGlobe has pressed the U.S. government for years to allow it to sell higher resolution imagery but officials have worried about undermining the intelligence advantage the government has from even higher resolution satellite images. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper last month said that U.S. intelligence agencies had agreed to allow commercial providers to sell higher resolution imagery.

Comments are closed.

Categories

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2018
WHITE PAPERS

Mission-Critical Broadband – Why Governments Should Partner with Commercial Operators:
Many governments embrace mobile network operator (MNO) networks as ...

ARA at Scale: How to Choose a Solution That Grows With Your Needs:
Application release automation (ARA) tools enable best practices in...

The Multi-Model Database:
Part of the “new normal” where data and cloud applications are ...

Featured

Archives

Latest Comments

Social Networks