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Woolpert to Provide EPA with Geospatial Infrastructure Support; Harris Produces Weather Satellite Instrument for South Korea; Altran and Luciad to Work with Dassault Aviation; Unmanned Underwater Vehicles Market to be Worth $5.2 Billion by 2022; Peer Intel


Woolpert to Provide EPA with Geospatial Infrastructure Support

Woolpert will supply the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with geographic information system, remote sensing data, and related consulting services in support of a five-year infrastructure information technology contract with CSRA. The EPA will consolidate services to include data center management, application hosting, application deployment and maintenance, geospatial service support, network security, cybersecurity, cloud computing, continuity of operations services, and more. The contract is valued at $266 million.

Harris Produces Weather Satellite Instrument for South Korea

Harris Corp. delivered an advanced digital weather satellite instrument to the Korea Aerospace Research Institute, helping forecasters protect people in the region from severe weather. The Harris-built Advanced Meteorological Imager (AMI) will be integrated into the next-generation GEO-KOMPSAT-2A weather satellite, scheduled to launch in 2018. According to the Harris press release, AMI will deliver images with three times more data and four times the resolution at refresh rates five times faster than currently available in the region.

Altran and Luciad to Work with Dassault Aviation

French aerospace company Dassault Aviation has partnered with Altran and Luciad to design Dassault’s Mission Preparation Systems, known as OPERA, for its RAFALE and Mirage 2000 fighter jets. OPERA is used for training simulations and combat missions. The system prepares pilots by supplying them with aerial photographs, satellite images of terrain, aeronautical charts, 2D/3D topography, and other tactical and geographic data. OPERA then converts the data to a dedicated format for uploading to mission calculators.

Unmanned Underwater Vehicles Market to be Worth $5.2 Billion by 2022

The Unmanned Underwater Vehicles market is estimated at $2.69 billion in 2017 and is projected to reach $5.2 billion by 2022. This research was published in the report “Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV) Market by Type (Remotely Operated Vehicle & Autonomous Underwater Vehicles), ROV & AUV Market by Application, Product, Propulsion System, Payload, and Region – Global Forecasts to 2022.” The growth of the market can be attributed to the rising number of deep-water offshore oil and gas production activities and increasing maritime security threats.

Peer Intel

President Trump nominated Susan M. Gordon to serve as the next Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence. Gordon is currently deputy director at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and previously spent much of her career with the CIA.

USGIF CEO Keith J. Masback was appointed to the International Spy Museum’s Advisory Board of Directors. The board is comprised of leading intelligence experts, scholars, and practitioners.

Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart was nominated to become deputy commander of U.S. Cyber Command. Stewart formerly served as the head of Marine Forces Cyber.

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