Fueling the GEOINT App Store

SAIC showcases new and enhanced offerings following Engility acquisition

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When the company acquired Engility in January, the Innovative GEOINT Application Provider Program (IGAPP), which feeds into the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) GEOINT App Store, became part of the SAIC (Booth 401) portfolio.

“This is a big year for us at GEOINT because it’s a great way for us to promote that program,” said SAIC spokesperson Jake Weyant. “We can say, ‘Hey, you don’t have to be a multimillion-dollar government contractor to do government work. Here’s a way to access and do apps in your own shop.’”

The NGA App Store currently has 90 applications in its inventory that have been downloaded 60,000 times and have generated more than $7 million for developers.

One of IGAPP’s best promotions is its Grand Challenge award, which SAIC presented Monday afternoon on the Government Pavilion Stage at GEOINT 2019. A total of $50,000 was awarded to JED Services, CACI, and Orbit Logic.

SAIC’s Engility acquisition also brought analytical tools that complement those the company already offered to speed up workflows between intelligence analysts and warfighters at the tactical edge. A demonstration of those workflows is being offered in the SAIC booth.

The booth also features information on SAIC’s “micro-training” offerings, which break education into smaller segments for easier assimilation, and a virtual reality training. SAIC will also showcase its suite of digital engineering tools, including those that allow a project to adapt quickly to mission requirements.

SAIC has long supported the GEOINT Symposium.

“GEOINT offers us a great chance to see a lot of decision-makers as well as those in industry whom we talk with on a regular basis,” Weyant said. “It’s also a chance to see what our customers are looking for.”

Headline Image: In acquiring Engility, SAIC now leads the Innovative GEOINT Application Provider Program. Photo credit: SAIC

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