What is the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (US)?

Introduction The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is a combat support agency within the United States Department of Defence whose primary mission is collecting, analysing, and distributing geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) in support of national security. Initially known as the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) from 1996 to 2003, it is a member of the United… Read More

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What is a Combat Support Agency?

Introduction Combat support agency (CSA) is a designation by the United States Department of Defence (DoD) of those defence agencies that provide department-level and tactical support to the US military during combat operations. Background The designation was first outlined by the Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defence Reorganisation Act of 1986, with subsequent additions based on the… Read More