Monday News Kick Off: Industry News

Jan. 11, 2016

SRA Awarded Air Force DCGS Contract

SRA was awarded a $35.4 million contract for the U.S. Air Force Distributed Common Ground System (AF DCGS). According to a C4ISR & Networks article, the company will support the AF DCGS Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination Operation Center. The contract is scheduled to run through February 2019.

IHS and Airbus Partner

IHS and Airbus Defence and Space announced a three-year partnership agreement. Under this agreement, Airbus will provide IHS newly acquired imagery from its Pleiades, SPOT, and TerraSAR-X satellites for use as primary sources and fusion with open-source information for actionable intelligence. It will also provide access to the GO Monitor service, which delivers surveillance and change information anywhere on Earth. 

CACI and Sotera Added to DIA E-SITE Contract

CACI International and Sotera Defense Solutions were awarded prime positions on the Defense Intelligence Agency’s (DIA) Enhanced Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise (E-SITE) contract. The contract establishes the acquisition framework for delivering information technology services and capabilities to support DIA, combatant commands, military intelligence needs, and worldwide partner agency missions across the Intelligence Community.

Harris and Boundless Extend Partnership

Harris Corporation expanded its partnership with Boundless to further extend its capabilities in open-source geospatial technology. This partnership makes it easier and more cost-effective for customers to access, manage, and share the huge amount of location-based data available from devices, sensors, and satellites. Harris developed a geospatial data warehouse, which eliminates redundant data and stores the most current representation of geospatial objects. In addition, Boundless’ OpenGeo Suite of open-source enterprise geospatial software expands Harris’ existing offerings.

Army Opens Geospatial Readiness Center

The U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) in Fort Bragg, N.C., recently rebuilt its geospatial readiness center, reports C4ISR & Networks. The facility, called the Forces Command Intelligence Readiness and Operations Center (FIROC), was previously destroyed during a 2011 tornado. The new FIROC is modernized with coordinated map and data transferring between the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and Army units. The facility opened Dec. 16.

First Alaska Digital Geologic Map

AmeriSurv reports the U.S. Geological Survey published a new digital geologic map of Alaska. This map provides land users, managers, and scientists with geologic information for the evaluation of land use in relation to resource extraction, conservation, natural hazards, and recreation. The map offers visual context to the abundant mineral and energy resources found throughout the state in a detailed and accessible format. View the map here.

Peer Intel

Boundless expanded its leadership team with the additions of Brian Monheiser and Dave Gibbon. Monheiser will lead the company’s U.S. federal sales initiative, while Gibbon will lead global commercial sales efforts.


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