Bethesda, Md.- The September/October issue of the Pathfinder is available online at: www.nga.mil. This issue, titled "Shielding our Home and Nation," highlights the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's(NGA) homeland security efforts.

NGA publishes the Pathfinder magazine bi-monthly to promote public awareness and understanding of the geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) discipline. This issue includes a guest column by NGA's Director of Analysis and Production, and feature articles including "NGA Augments U.S. Border Security," "Agency Products Reinforce Airport Safety," and "NGA Assist FEMA with Midwest Flood Response."

Editors of other publications may reproduce articles in the Pathfinder in whole or in part without permission, unless stated otherwise. Please credit the author and NGA's Pathfinder magazine. Journalists interested in interviewing NGA subject experts on these and other geospatial intelligence topics should contact the media representatives listed above.

NGA is a Department of Defense combat support agency and a member of the National Intelligence Community. The Agency's mission is to provide timely, relevant and accurate geospatial intelligence in support of our national security. The term "geospatial intelligence" means the exploitation and analysis of imagery and geospatial information to describe, assess and visually depict physical features and geographically referenced activities on the Earth. Geospatial intelligence consists of imagery, imagery intelligence and geospatial (e.g., mapping, charting and geodesy) information.

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