The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

NGA is a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, NGA operates major facilities in the St. Louis, MO and Washington, DC areas. The Agency also fields support teams worldwide.


  • To provides geospatial intelligence in all its forms, and from whatever source-imagery, imagery intelligence and geospatial data and information – to ensure the knowledge foundation for planning, decision and action.
  • To provide easy access to geospatial intelligence databases for all stakholders.
  • To create tailored, customer-specific geospatial intelligence, analytic services and solutions

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) on November 18, 2009. The project called “NGA – GISTDA GEOINT Project Plan: The Establishment and Implementation of GEOINT Capabilities for Natural Disaster Monitoring and Support ” is 2-year project which started from November 2009 to October 2011.

Geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) refers to the exploitation and analysis of imagery and geospatial information to describe, assess and visually depict physical features and geographically referenced activities on the Earth . The main objectives of the MOU is to develop GEOINT concepts, technical skills, expertise, tools, processes, products, and data, which will foster interoperability and sharing of information for timely support to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) events.

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