Two years ago, Robert Cardillo, director of the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), began crafting a strategy for the use of small satellites. With that plan well underway, the agency is moving toward a future that has more to do with how data are analyzed, a path he wants to continue under President Donald Trump. The president-elect ran on the idea that the government is bigger than it needs to be and that entrepreneurs are waiting to unleash their potential, says Cardillo, ...


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