NMIO integrates and
optimizes the Global Maritime Community of Interest's (GMCOI) efforts to achieve
and maintain holistic Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA). MDA is the effective
understanding of anything associated with the maritime domain that could impact
our security, economy, or environment.
The GMCOI includes U.S.
federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial governments; the private sector;
academia; and our foreign partners. The NMIO works with GMCOI members to close
analytic and collection gaps, deliver interagency collaboration and information
sharing solutions, advise interagency policy development, and seek out
transformative technologies that advance unity of effort.