DigitalGlobe Launches SpaceNet; VRICON Awarded GSA Contract; Euroconsult Takes Majority Stake in SATConsult; CIA Declassifies President’s Daily Briefs; ManTech Awarded NGA Contract
DigitalGlobe Launches SpaceNet
DigitalGlobe announced the launch of SpaceNet, an online repository of satellite imagery and labeled training data that will advance the development of machine learning and deep learning algorithms that leverage remote sensing data. SpaceNet is a collaboration among DigitalGlobe, CosmiQ Works, and NVIDIA, with imagery now freely available as a public data set on Amazon Web Services. SpaceNet aims to facilitate advances in automating the detection and extraction of features in satellite imagery.
VRICON Awarded GSA Contract
The General Services Administration (GSA) awarded VRICON a contract to support the Army Geospatial Center (AGC) with 10-meter and 0.5-meter geospatial data. Under the contract, VRICON will provide AGC with DSM-10, a digital surface model with 10-meter postings for an entire country. The company will also provide its VRICON Data Suite, a bundle of products that includes Vricon 3D Surface Model, Vricon DSM, Vricon Point Cloud, and Vricon True Ortho, for specific areas of the world.
Euroconsult Takes Majority Stake in SATConsult
Euroconsult has taken a majority stake in Southern Aerospace & Telecom Consulting (SATConsult). Under the agreement, Euroconsult and SATConsult will continue to operate as separate companies and will work together on a project-by-project basis. The teams will cover the full spectrum of customer requirements in the satellite industry.
CIA Declassifies President’s Daily Briefs
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) released President’s Daily Briefs (PDB) from the Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford administrations. Approximately 2,500 documents were declassified along with a 40-page booklet describing the documents and the PDB process during that time period. The PDB contains intelligence analysis on key national security issues for the President and other senior policymakers. The recently released PDBs can be found here.
ManTech Awarded NGA Contract
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) awarded ManTech a contract valued at up to $322 million, reports C4ISR Net. Under the five-year contract, ManTech will operate and maintain the NGA enterprise and cybersecurity environment.
Engility appointed Michael Grasso senior vice president for business development and strategic planning. Grasso joins Engility after a 35-year tenure with Lockheed Martin.
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