Technology Focus Areas and Industry Engagement

What you’ll learn

  • What is the “moonshot” (00:33)
  • Decision Theory & John Boyd (02:44)
  • Differentiating capability in NGA’s portfolio (07:31)
  • Global Giant Nervous System (09:24)
  • The Data and Digital Innovation Directorate (14:04)
  • Moonshot Labs (14:48)
  • UAS and counter UAS technologies (17:14)

Key quotes

“We’ve got to deliver real capabilities that truncate processes that span hundreds of minutes today down to single digit minutes. This is this is really the essence of my interpretation of the moonshot.”

“And so this strategic narrative, with these several pieces of really actionable direction that I could sink my teeth into along with my team, puts us in a better place than we’ve ever been as an agency. We’ve got that focus that we need, and we’re going to execute relentlessly towards these outcomes.”

“Fulfilling this strategic direction is not something that we think we’re going to do all by ourselves here on the government side, within the agency. We understand and we appreciate the need to work alongside our fellow DOD organizations, those IC agencies, those military organizations, and even those very specialized partners like Army Futures Command, AFWERX, NavalX, DIU the National Security Innovation Network. Those are all the key partnerships…that are really going to give us the the glue that we need to bring things together.”

Who you’ll hear from

Phil Chudoba, NGA, Associate Director for Capabilities

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