NGA develops military and intelligence app store

NGA develops military and intelligence app store

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US: The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has developed the GEOINT App Store, loosely modelled after commercial storefronts that provide downloadable apps for smartphones and tablets in the three security domains — unclassified, secret and top secret.

To date, more than 270 apps are available to the intelligence community through the online platform. According to the 2013-2017 NGA Strategy report, “Recognizing that GEOINT data, products, services, and knowledge are most relevant when the information is easily accessible, NGA is committed to making its content discoverable, accessible and usable in multiple security domains.”

By 2017, the agency wants to empower the GEOINT community through “greatly improved access to varied content and applications,” allowing users to “create and consume GEOINT content anytime on the device of their choice.” That approach mirrors similar efforts across DOD.

Source: Defense Systems