FIGURE 1.2 Army Research Laboratory’s tactical digital hologram technology, which is being used by special forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. The unit has a three-dimensional holographic display that incorporates human intelligence, terrain, and imagery data. SOURCE: U.S. Army Research Laboratory.

assesses the current and future supply of geospatial intelligence expertise in these core and emerging areas, based on government statistics. Chapter 5 matches the supply of experts to NGA’s needs, considering gaps in disciplinary knowledge and analytical skills, as well as where experts are recruited. Chapter 6 describes training programs in academia, government, industry, and professional societies that offer useful models for filling gaps in knowledge and skills. Potential mechanisms for building the supply of geospatial intelligence experts in the future are discussed in Chapter 7. Supporting material appears in the appendixes, including relevant university curricula and degree programs in the core and emerging areas (Appendix A), descriptions of scientist and analyst positions at NGA (Appendix B), and statistics on relevant degrees (Appendix C) and occupations (Appendix D). Biographical sketches of committee members are given in Appendix E, and a list of acronyms and abbreviations appears in Appendix F.

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