Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Look at the Size of That! The National Geospatial Intelligence-Agency's New Building

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's new campus at Fort Belvoir North Area, Springfield, Va., welcomed its first increment of NGA mission employees Jan. 18,2011.

Although still under construction, the facility ultimately will host more than 8,500 NGA employees, now based in various locations throughout the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Here are various aerial views of the facility taken Jan. 14, 2011. NGA is a Department of Defense combat support agency and a member of the national Intelligence Community. The agency’s mission is to provide geospatial intelligence, which is the exploitation of satellite or airborne images, fused with other intelligence and geospatial information like mapping, charting and geodesy, to help warfighters and national decision makers visualize what they need to know. NGA is the nation’s eyes.

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