Pentagon Awards $7.3 Billion Contracts for Outsourced Spy Imagery
It used to be that the production and maintenance of spy satellites was in government hands, but now this important aspect of national security is routinely outsourced. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the Department of Defense’s operator of military spy satellites, is again relying on private companies to provide a new generation of reconnaissance imagery. NGA recently awarded $7.3 billion in contracts for its EnhancedView commercial imagery program, which is intended to yield higher resolution photos of earth targets than what is currently available to the military.
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