GEOINT

Can You Have a Transparent Spy Agency?

The head of National Geospatial Intelligence Agency doesn’t want to be a spy. By Patrick Tucker

How US Special Forces Uses Google Maps

Looking for your car in a parking lot? How about a rooftop sniper? By Patrick Tucker

The Public Will Soon Be Able to Buy Military-Grade Satellite Images

The view from space is about to get a lot clearer for the public. And that’s a good thing for the military. By Patrick Tucker

Ukraine Crisis Has Triggered Unprecedented Spying From the Sky

With few eyes on the ground, concerned nations have taken to the skies to find out what's going on at the Russia-Ukraine border. By Marina Koren

Drone Warfare Is Why We Can't Find Malaysian Airlines Flight 370

If you’re sick of not being able to find planes with today’s technology, just wait – it’s actually going to get worse. By Patrick Tucker

Meet Silicon Valley’s New Spy Satellites

The Pentagon is using new technology that provides real-time, better-than-Google imagery of the earth. By Robinson Meyer

America Needs to Lead Globally on GEOINT

Making the investments to bolster the U.S. satellite and imagery industry will be essential for national security and innovation. By Kevin Pomfret

Satellite Firms Want Rules Eased for Intel-Quality Images

The satellite industry wants permission to sell images at twice the current resolution limit on the open market. By Joseph Marks

Here's a List of Data Centers the NSA Is (Probably) Spying On

The sheer amount of Internet concentrated in these facilities makes them hot targets for spy agencies like the NSA. By John Metcalfe

Why the Military Needs Commercial Satellite Technology

The need for commerical satellite technology will only grow as data usage increases and more UAVs take to the air due to the asymmetrical threat environment. By Rick Lober

Let Air Force Run the Military Satellites, Watchdog Argues

It’s been a long time since TSAT. A new report says the Pentagon should let the Air Force control the next-generation MILSATCOM architecture to save money and add security. It’s not that simple, though. By Kevin Baron