United States intelligence agency that "provides timely, relevant, and accurate imagery, imagery intelligence, and geospatial information in support of national security objectives." They are committed to their 'customers', and apparently open communication and personal accountability as well.

NIMA was created by statute and officially started on October 1, 1996. The organization was formed in the consolidation of a number of defense beauracracies, including the Defense Mapping Agency, Central Imagery Office, and the Central Intelligence Agency.

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