US: The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency of the US, in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey, is seeking applications through Feb. 15 from schools and universities interested in become partners in the Centers for Academic Excellence in Geospatial Sciences program.
The NGA/USGS Centers of Academic Excellence in Geospatial Sciences program is an alliance between the two agencies that aims to build long-term partnerships with America’s academic community to support the nation’s geospatial science needs and challenges.
NGA and USGS recognize the inherent value of investing in the future geospatial workforce and the CAE Geospatial Sciences program supports that goal.
“The CAE Geospatial Sciences Program is a new way of cultivating relationships and partnerships across America’s universities,” said Lenora Peters Gant, Ph.D, NGA senior executive for academic outreach and science, technology, engineering and math initiatives.
“This program is one of the best strategic and systemic approaches to shape the geospatial intelligence workforce of the future,” said Gant.
The CAE Geospatial Sciences Program provides NGA and USGS the ability to assess universities’ geospatial science curricula, research and development, and related capabilities that align with the agencies’ mission needs.
With these partnerships, the agencies can attract a broader array of geospatial intelligence expertise, research and development, and talent sources for current and emerging critical mission challenges.