05 March 2001
Reference Number: No. 348-95
June 23, 1995
CIO INTRODUCES IMAGE PRODUCT ARCHIVE
"The Central Imagery Office, an agency of the Department of Defense, has introduced the first in a series of innovative, computerized imagery libraries. Called the Image Product Archive, the first library was opened at USACOM's Atlantic Intelligence Command in Norfolk, Va.
This archive is the first significant system element fielded under the Central Imagery Office's Accelerated Architecture Acquisition Initiative (A3I). It is designed to improve the speed at which high-quality imagery is disseminated to the warfighter.
The archive, developed at the Air Force's Rome Laboratory, will enable deployed military users to access an electronic inventory of imagery and imagery-derived products using commercial, off-the-shelf computer systems. Other IPAs are being installed at the U. S. Central, Pacific and European Commands, as well as in the Washington, D. C. area. By the end of l996, the IPA will be fielded worldwide. "