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Priorities for Geoint Research at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
better defining the roles, responsibilities, and relationships of the various participants in NGA research. To increase the number of basic research projects that result in the development of new technologies and techniques that can be incorporated into the GEOINT process, the committee recommends an improved definition of the current and future information systems architectures and a clear plan for integrating research and development projects into these architectures, including better integration with open systems architectures. To maximize the pool of research expertise available to NGA, the committee recommends working to involve the geospatial science and technology community from coalition countries.
Finally, the complete set of recommendations is given a priority of 1 to 3, with 1 being the highest. The priorities are summarized in Table 6.2 of this report and are proposed for consideration by NGA as it works to develop a research agenda to support the evolution to GEOINT2, the geospatial intelligence infrastructure for the twenty-first century.