ITT is working with the Air Force to develop an advanced imagery management and dissemination system for combat forces. It receives processed imagery from various intelligence-surveillance-reconnaissance sources, allowing the military to quickly locate and access current imagery. The system, which incorporates the Advanced Geospatial Imagery Library Enterprise, disseminates imagery in near real time to combat forces in the field at low bandwidths. An ITT releases says the “dynamic access” of full-frame imagery reduces tactical decision-making time “from days/hours to minutes/seconds.”
While some of the Air Force's newly announced changes will happen quickly, it may take most of Chief of Staff Gen. David W. Allvin's tenure in the job to accomplish the rest, he said in a Brookings Institution event Feb. 28.