NGA Signs Data partnership Agreement with T-Rex

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  • Published on February 21, 2022
  • In Press Release

I think this has been on the wish list for a long time: a way for the NGA to work in the STL community without everyone else needing "security clearance."

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has signed a Partnership Intermediary Agreement, or PIA, with T-Rex innovation and entrepreneur center. PIAs help industry and academia leverage government developed data and technology.

The agreement with T-Rex will support NGAโ€™s vision for the development of the next generation workforce and geospatial technology to address evolving challenges to national security, said Phil Chudoba, NGAโ€™s associate director for capabilities.

โ€œWe are excited to partner with T-Rex and explore ways to leverage the deep ties T-REX has within the geospatial sector,โ€ said Chudoba.

The PIA allows NGA to engage with non-traditional organizations, companies and small businesses to transfer technology, drive the geospatial market and conduct pre-acquisition discovery support.

General objectives outlined in the agreement include:

  • increasing STEM capacity in underserved communities
  • creating a repository of unclassified imagery and data to support academic and industry engagement
  • leveraging university researchers to contribute to innovation

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