The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is the principal Department of Defense (DoD) intelligence agency that possesses and processes “Geospatial” information. The agency is aggressively pursuing innovative solutions regarding artificial intelligence (AI)-based enhanced capabilities, automation, and human-machine teaming augmentation. The NGA will use these advancements to “automate routine [geospatial intelligence] tasks and corporate business processes and invest in technology-transfer opportunities from commercial or nontraditional sources as appropriate.”
The NGA has the proper organizational cultural vision, goals, and mindset, to pursue creative public-private sector partnerships in innovation while adapting to change in an ever increasingly abstruse and technological world. The DoD sister-service components can emulate NGA’s model and further their advanced-based initiatives by contributing data and using the agency’s epistemological organization to remain viable. In a time, where there is significant peer rivalry across the competitive continuum of technological advancement from China and Russia that is challenging the United States National Security interests, there needs an adequate model and framework for governmental entities to use AI-based technological advancements to empower senior policy-makers and the warfighter in sound timely decision-making….
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Major Shannon L. Gorman is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.