US: The National Geospatial–Intelligence Agency (NGA) has become the first intelligence agency to host an operational capability within Amazon Web Services’ Commercial Cloud Services (C2S) environment after Lockheed Martin deployed the interactive map for NGA’s Map of the World to the C2S environment.
The Map of the World initiative acts as an interface for NGA’s comprehensive and accurate geospatial intelligence data. Designed for both novice users and geospatial-intelligence experts, it serves as a platform to explore constantly-updated content and link natural and man-made features on, above and beneath the Earth to intelligence observations. Users can search for objects like bridges or railroad depots and know where the objects are located, as well as intelligence embedded within each object. The cloud deployment is an early step in the transformation of the Intelligence Community’s infrastructure and will provide the entire Intelligence Community access to the Map of the World, which is the single integrated environment where all analysts can examine data, record observations and share all known information about a threat.
Lockheed Martin’s Geospatial–Intelligence Visualisation Services (GVS) programme helped NGA and the Intelligence Community achieve this milestone by migrating the Map of the World’s interactive map and helping the community determine the processes to use the cloud environment.
Source: Lockheed Martin