What's next in geospatial intelligence technology?
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Leidos recently presented its latest geospatial intelligence solutions at the GEOINT 2022 Symposium in Aurora, Colorado.
Why you should know: It’s the nation’s largest gathering of geospatial intelligence professionals and previews new ideas and innovations in the field.
For Leidos, the company’s major theme for the event was “turning data into a decisive edge.”
What is GEOINT? GEOINT is the acronym for geospatial intelligence, which is information derived from analysis of images and data associated with a particular location.
From the source: “Data availability was once the limiting factor in producing vital intelligence, but that paradigm has shifted,” says Leidos GEOINT Tradecraft Portfolio Manager Rachel Geyster. “We’ve seen a staggering increase in data collection. Rather than a need for more data, what is actually most important now is the ability to derive meaning from the data.”
Analysts agree this volume of data cannot be managed with manual processes and basic software, so Leidos is investing in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) applications to automatically identify and correlate patterns to produce insights.
Geyster explained that by automating responses to less sophisticated attacks, analysts can devote resources and strategic action to more urgent threats.
On the show room floor, Leidos demonstrated geospatial technology supporting the Intelligence Community, including:
- The Leidos Intelligence DevOps Lab, a state-of-the-art center dedicated to developing software and hardware to defend against today’s DOD, intelligence and civilian threats.
- Critical Insight, an exploitation tool based on decades of computer vision and pattern recognition technologies. It uses high-performance cloud-agnostic computing, AI/ML and knowledge graphs across multiple data streams to produce tailored intelligence products.
- The Worldwide Logistical Data Conflation Tool (WILDCAT), a software solution that reconciles data from multiple sources to obtain the highest data quality to identify changes to the Earth’s surface.
Leidos expert Titus Jeffries joined a panel to share tips on career development in the post-pandemic workplace. The discussion covered evolving corporate landscapes, mentorship, diverse workplace perspectives and user experience.
Leidos is hiring intelligence and national security professionals for positions around the world. For more information, please visit leidos.com/cyberjobs.