Weekly GEOINT Community News

IGAPP Delivers First App; Leidos Awarded DIA & Air Force Contracts; University of Redlands Receives NSF Grant


IGAPP Delivers First App

Engility Holdings and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) announced the release of the first application delivered through the agency’s Innovative GEOINT Application Provider Program (IGAPP). Developed by Vricon and named Vricon Explorer, the app provides a uniquely accurate glimpse into real-world surroundings using automated 3D technology. Vricon Explorer is now available for download through the NGA’s GEOINT App Store.

Leidos Awarded DIA & Air Force Contracts

Leidos won a prime contract from the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency to provide worldwide coverage for information technology requirements and technical services supporting the government through system design, development, fielding, and sustainment of global intelligence and command and control assets. The multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a one-year base period of performance, four one-year options, and a total contract value of $6 billion for all awardees, if all options are exercised. Leidos is one of 25 large businesses eligible to compete for task orders under the contract.

Additionally, Leidos was awarded a U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center contract to perform architectural engineering services for a range of global programs. Leidos is one of 18 organizations eligible to compete for work under the contract.

University of Redlands Receives NSF Grant

Researchers at the University of Redlands in Redlands, Calif., received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) totaling nearly $700,000—the university’s largest NSF award thus far. Beginning Nov. 1, the grant supports a two-year pilot program to develop and test spatial science, technology, engineering, and mathematics plus computing (STEM+C) activities in K-5 classrooms.

KEYW Sells First KeyRadar Product

KEYW Corporation announced it has sold its first KeyRadar product, a multi-mission, multi-mode systems built on KEYW’s next-generation, software-defined radio/radar architecture. The sale was made to the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, integrating KeyRadar into an MQ-9 UAV pod, demonstrating unique capabilities for ISR and targeting applications.

Additionally, KEYW was awarded a $4.4 million contract by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to develop a next-generation, multi-INT, plug-and-play pod that enables the Air Force to rapidly reconfigure sensor suites in the field.

IGS Awarded U.S. Forest Service Contract

Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS) was awarded a U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service contract to provide image processing software across the Forest Service enterprise. IGS will provide capabilities for core image processing and photogrammetry through Hexagon Geospatial’s Power Portfolio. Integration of these products will allow the Forest Service to perform mission-critical image processing and analysis on nearly 200 million acres of land for objectives such as forest restoration and emergency responses to wildfires.

NRO Payload and CubeSats Launched

The United Launch Alliance launched an Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and 13 Government Rideshare Advanced Concepts Experiment (GRACE) CubeSats into orbit. The carrier contained nine NRO-sponsored CubeSats and four NASA-sponsored CubeSats. The CubeSats were developed by Aerospace Corporation, the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Center, Tyvak, SRI International, the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Salish Kootenai College, AMSAT, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

ODNI Opens IC Campus in Maryland

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) reports it recently opened an Intelligence Community Campus in Bethesda, Md. According to the press release, the purpose of the state-of-the-art facility is to develop a collaborative IC campus for the relocation of up to 3,000 intelligence professionals in the Washington, D.C., area. The campus will host employees from ODNI’s National Counterintelligence and Security Center, the National Intelligence University, and the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Peer Intel

Euroconsult announced Sima Fishman as its new managing director. Fishman will manage the organization’s Washington, D.C., office as well as the development of Euroconsult’s services for U.S. customers.

Photo Credit: Vricon Explorer

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