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DGI 2017: Australia improves GEOINT collection

27th January 2017 - 09:16 GMT | by Tim Fish in London

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With the trends in geointelligence (GEOINT) moving towards the gathering of open source data and the exchange of unclassified information, Australia is developing its data collection tools.

Reece Biddiscombe, director of collection capability at the Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation (AGO), said that he is bringing the country's first space-based collection capability into service.

Speaking at the Defence Geospatial Intelligence conference in London on 25 January, he said that the MH370 and MH17 airline disasters brought Australia's lack of capability into focus, given the difficulty it took to gather and exchange GEOINT data because of classification issues.

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Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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