National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS)

National Security

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Satellite observations provide important contributions to U.S. national security by providing military personnel with forecasts and imagery for their aircraft, ships, ground forces and facilities worldwide.

Similarly, the Department of Homeland Security and state and local emergency managers depend on vital up-to-the-minute information for disaster preparedness, response and recovery, and the protection of the nation’s critical infrastructure and natural resources.