The Department of Geography at The University of Utah selected by NGA-USGS as a Center of Academic Excellence
(From the Intelligence Community News 2015/06/16, by Loren Blinde)
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey, announced on June 15 17 new academic institutions selected for the Centers for Academic Excellence in Geospatial Sciences program. The Department of Geography at The University of Utah received the designation.
The program is a new endeavor designed to cultivate centers of academic excellence in geospatial sciences, content processing, tradecraft methodologies, and research and development technologies. NGA and USGS recognize the inherent value of investing in the future geospatial workforce and the CAE Geospatial Sciences program supports that goal.
“The CAE Geospatial Sciences Program is a new way of cultivating relationships and partnerships across America’s universities,” said Lenora Peters Gant, PhD, NGA senior executive for academic outreach & STEM. “This program is one of the best strategic and systemic approaches to shape the geospatial intelligence workforce of the future.”