posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 02:49 PM
reply to post by SoulVisions
...I'll be d*mned if anyone here knows about this little agency
"Little"? I'm sorry. Did you say, "...little
I've been working in GIS for twenty years, with many folks that are now in the "little" NGA, formerly at the DMA and others. Here's the NGA HQ (2.5
million sq. ft.):
And this is just the complex visible "on the surface". Trust me - their budget (and facilities to match) is H-U-G-E. The agency reports an
"official' employee count of over 16,000. Of course, there are many others that *cough* work on the periphery as well.
These guys know everything that is on, under, or above the Earth's surface, and have equipment with accuracy, precision, and sophistication that won't
reach the public for years if not decades.
If there's an unusual entrant to our airspace ("our" meaning anywhere within an ever-expanding envelope around the planet), these folks will have the
HD on it yesterday.
Man, what I'd give to be a fly on the wall inside this building - especially the archives and the "war room" (live situation assessment").
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