NGA Selects North St. Louis as Preferred Site for its Western Campus; Intelligence Community Launches Career Website; USSOCOM Receives Award for CubeSat Constellation
NGA Selects North St. Louis as Preferred Site for its Western Campus
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) named a 99-acre site in north St. Louis as the agency’s preferred site for its new western campus, reports Fox 2 Now St. Louis. According to a UPI article, the construction of the project is worth about $1 billion with another $750 million in equipment for the facility. There were four sites under consideration, all of which the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers analyzed for potential environmental effects related to the construction and operation of the new campus. According to an NGA press release, identifying the agency’s preferred alternative is an important step in the process to select a site that positions NGA to meet mission challenges for the next century. Final details should be released in June.
Intelligence Community Launches Career Website
In an effort to educate job seekers on the wide variety of careers within the Intelligence Community (IC), the IC launched a new website, reports the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. IntelligenceCareers.gov offers educational content, videos, and interactive tools to help job seekers understand where they could fit in the IC. The website is part of a larger initiative to bring greater levels of efficiency to IC hiring practices including automated backend systems that will help recruiters identify highly qualified candidates more quickly and accurately.
USSOCOM Receives Award for CubeSat Constellation
The U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) launched its first CubeSats—a constellation of eight—in partnership with the Los Alamos National Laboratory in November 2013. The program, named Prometheus, was recently recognized with a Secretary of Energy Achievement Award. Prometheus is part of a technology development and demonstration effort to explore the viability of using a CubeSat constellation to meet existing special operations mission requirements.
CACI to Provide Geospatial Analysis for USSOCOM
USSOCOM awarded CACI International a $180 million contract to provide joint geospatial analytic support services. As part of the contract, CACI will deliver geospatial imagery intelligence, collection, analysis, and exploitation services to yield real-time intelligence in support of mission planning for Combatant Commands worldwide. According to the press release, this five-year contract will expand CACI’s presence in the intelligence services market.
Qatar Awards Image Analysis Contract to Airbus
Airbus Defence and Space was awarded a contract by Qatar Armed Forces (QAF) to provide a multi-mission direct receiving station and image analysis capabilities, reports GISuser.com. The station will allow QAF to collect and process satellite data as well as have the capacity to produce value-added data and situation reports for military operations and various government applications.
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Riverside Research appointed Dr. Steven Omick president and CEO. Omick brings more than 28 years of research and executive leadership experience.
Craig R. Reed joined NT Concepts as president and chief operating officer. He will focus on the company’s transformation into a top-tier government contractor and will be responsible for operations, business development, and strategic growth.
Dewberry announced the promotions of Amar Nayegandhi and Daniel Bubser. Nayegandhi will become vice president and was previously director of remote sensing and business unit manager for the company’s geospatial and technology service line. Bubser will be associate and department manager at Dewberry’s Tampa, Fla., office. He brings 16 years of LiDAR, photogrammetry, GIS, remote sensing, and photo interpretation experience.
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