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Google Earth Enterprise Goes Open Source!

January 31, 2017

On January 30, 2017 Google made the exciting announcement that Google Earth Enterprise (GEE), the server-based and offline version of Google Earth used by many in National Security, Private Sector, Education, and Humanitarian organizations around the world, will be released in March on GitHub as an Open Source software package. Previously slated for an end-of-life deprecation, the software platform for …

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TST Awarded Google Maps for Work North American Business Impact Award for 2015!

March 14, 2016

Thermopylae Sciences & Technology was recently awarded Google Maps for Work’s North American Business Impact Award at Google’s annual Teamwork conference in Las Vegas. The award, given to the Google Maps for Work partner whose performance made the most significant impact in North America, was accepted by AJ Clark, Harris Eisenberg, and Michael Rosen on stage at the Palazzo in …

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NGA Director Robert Cardillo Outlines New Strategy at GEOINT 2015

June 24, 2015

NGA Director Robert Cardillo outlined a new strategy and new methods of accomplishing it at GEOINT 2015 in Washington on Tuesday.  The key here is “new.” “For decades intelligence was like a regulated currency,” Cardillo told an audience of 5,000 in the Walter Washington Convention Center. “We guarded it jealously. We controlled it tightly.” That currency, he added, referring to …

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Microsatellites: Small Packages Are An Answer For Intelligence Community Relief

June 17, 2015

MilsatMagazine, a Satnews publication focusing on Defense satellite and imagery technology, today ran a piece by Thermopylae’s AJ Clark, exploring the impact of micro and nanosatellites on the Intelligence Community. Though not a new phenomenon, small satellites are now becoming a more ubiquitous delivery vehicle for sensors and technology at a continuously decreasing cost. But microsats are not all upside–with …

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Is Government Ready for the Internet of Things?

June 9, 2015

The vision behind the “Internet of Things” is highly compelling. One day everything – from home appliances to door locks – could be controlled by an IP address. According to Gartner, the “Internet of Things” will grow to 26 billion units installed in 2020, representing an almost 30-fold increase from 2009. In addition, Cisco Systems predicts that the “Internet of …

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DoD Needs a Change in Acquisition Culture

May 21, 2015

Featured in its upcoming print edition, Federal Computer Week (FCW) is running an op-ed by Thermopylae President AJ Clark commenting on Defense acquisition culture, how we got to where we are, and what needs to be done to start fixing some of the issues. The end goal, of course, is to make sure that both Government and Industry can be …

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Making Sense Out of Google’s Geospatial Evolution

Directions Magazine, the leading source on the latest geospatial technology, is featuring an article by Thermopylae Chief Innovation Officer, John-Isaac Clark. The article, “Making Sense Out of Google’s Geospatial Evolution,” is an in-depth discussion into Google’s recent moves with Google Earth Enterprise, Google Maps Engine, and the future of their geo capabilities. Clark, who has been close with Google and …

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DI2E Plugfest 2015: Helping to Combat the Data Explosion in the Open Seas

May 19, 2015

With the U.S. Navy dealing in challenging environments such as open oceans for effectively supporting mission efforts, the right data needs to be accessed and leveraged at all times. In addition, the Navy is dealing with a data tipping point where today’s “data explosion” is only become more challenging – as sensors and other data sources continue to proliferate. At …

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DI2E Plugfest 2015: What it Means for the Warfighter

With the reemergence of global jihadist threats, the rise of China, and constant cyber attacks, the world is in a perpetual state of volatility. Dealing with these threats and challenges requires a coalition of many and a fully activated warfighter. This was the key theme of the second morning DI2E Plugfest 2015 keynote by Thomas E. Matthews, Director, Combatant Command …

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DI2E Plugfest 2015: The Framework for the Future

Our military and national security capabilities are continually challenged by declines in federal and defense spending, an expanded threat landscape, and an increased need for ISR. However, all the challenges also create opportunities for industry and government to partner and enhance overall capabilities of the DI2E, which is the Department of Defense’s (DoD) enterprise architecture for the Intelligence Mission Area. …

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