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STAND-TO! Edition: Thursday, May 10 2012

Today's Focus:

U.S. Army Geospatial Center (AGC): Enabling Geospatial Information Dominance

Senior Leaders are Saying

It's about Soldiers taking care of Soldiers. We're supposed to be there for each other all the time whether we're fighting in Afghanistan, or we're at home, we have each other's backs. We have each other's rights and lefts. We are there to help them, and we should never tolerate somebody else who is not living up to that standard.

- Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, in his speech at the 2012 I. A.M. Strong Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention Summit, Leesburg, Va., May 8.

Soldiers must take action to prevent sexual assault

What They're Saying

Our enlisted men and women have patriotically provided enduring freedoms within the borders of our homeland and beyond. We are no longer just simply a defender of society, but rather, a vigorous group which helps sustain the commitment of Americans to everything we value: honor, equal opportunity, resiliency, leadership and integrity.

- Marine Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the Chairman, and service men and women from each of the five services accepted the 2012 Military Leadership Award on behalf of the entire active and reserve enlisted force during the annual Atlantic Council Awards Dinner at the Ritz Carlton in Washington, D.C., May 7.

SEAC accepts UN leadership award on behalf of all enlisted U.S troops

Calendar

150 Years: The Battle of Gettysburg: The American Civil War

May
National Mental Health Month- Related website: Army Medicine Behavioral Health
National Asian Pacific Heritage Month
Women's Health Care Month- Related website: Healthy Women
National Military Appreciation Month

May 11: Military Spouse Appreciation Day- Related website: Army.mil: Army Families

Today's Focus

U.S. Army Geospatial Center (AGC): Enabling Geospatial Information Dominance

What is it?

The AGC, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Major Subordinate Command, coordinates, integrates and synchronizes geospatial information requirements and standards across the Army. It also develops and fields geospatial enterprise-enabled systems and capabilities to the Army and Department of Defense as well as provides direct geospatial support and products to Soldiers.

What has the Army done?

Geospatial information consists of data associated with geographic and temporal references. This includes information about the earth, its subsurface, surface, bodies of water, atmosphere and adjacent regions of space. The Army relies heavily on geospatial information and services for all of its operations to the point where they are now considered to be a key commodity, critical to its ability to plan and execute its missions. The AGC's programs and expertise are helping to build the standardized, shareable geospatial foundation required to generate the high-fidelity common operating picture (COP) Soldiers use to plan contingency, crisis response and humanitarian missions stateside and abroad. As the Army's Knowledge Center for Geospatial Expertise, the AGC supports its LandWarNet/Mission Command on-the-move concepts, capabilities and systems - facilitating dissemination of relevant geospatial information to every echelon throughout the dynamic battlefield environment.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?

The AGC will continue to provision the AGE-an integrated system of technologies, standards, data and processes that delivers a standard and shareable geospatial foundation. The center will also continue to provide domain expertise, thought leadership as well as conduct research, development, testing and evaluation to ensure that the Department of Defense's ground forces and mission partners have the right information, at the right time, at the right place.

Why is this important to the Army?

The AGC's collection, creation and provisioning of high-resolution imagery, geospatial information and mission-related products in support of unified land operations ensures that ground forces are able to develop, exploit and share a feature-rich COP, extending the Soldier's combat edge to humanitarian and operational missions across the globe. Its efforts to deploy an enterprise solution across the force will help to eliminate geospatial information interoperability deficiencies, which will ultimately reduce redundancy, improve the probability of mission success, and save lives.

Resources:

AGC Web site

AGC Imagery Repository

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