NGA and Maxar Expand Government Adoption of NOME, Earth Challenge 2020—New App Engages Citizen Scientists, Amentum Selected for $6.4 Billion AFCAP V IDIQ, and More
NGA and Maxar Expand Government Adoption of NOME
The U.S. Defense and Intelligence Community is taking decisive measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to support critical national security missions. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Open Mapping Enclave (NOME) gained popularity over the last few weeks as a telework-friendly option to advance the production of foundational GEOINT to support missions across the U.S. government. Maxar contributes imagery used by the NOME community of screened users within the National System for Geospatial Intelligence and Allied System for Geospatial Intelligence to access foundational GEOINT data in a dynamic, collaborative, mapping environment. Using NOME, trusted users with a browser and internet service are able to leverage a combination of automation tools and human expertise to improve the volume and quality of foundational maps throughout the world.
Earth Challenge 2020, New App Engages Citizen Scientists
Leading up to the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the Earth Day Network, the Wilson Center, and the U.S. Department of State built an Earth Challenge 2020 framework and app to engage people in Earth Day issues. As a crucial component of Earth Challenge, the app was designed using AppStudio for ArcGIS so that anyone can play the role of citizen scientist, investigating issues on the local level to contribute data points scientists will use to address fundamental research questions. The app is especially relevant now that most Earth Day gatherings have been halted and students are home from school.
Amentum Selected for $6.4 Billion AFCAP V IDIQ
The U.S. Air Force has selected Amentum to provide logistics, design engineering, and base operating services under a new multi-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract. The Air Force Contract Augmentation Program (AFCAP) V contract vehicle has a maximum value of $6.4 billion over seven years. Amentum will compete for task orders related to contingency planning, the training and equipping of forces, emergency construction, humanitarian support, logistics and services, primarily for overseas contingencies or urgent disaster requirements.
Navy Picks 12 Firms for Potential $498M Strike Planning & Execution Tech Support IDIQ
The U.S. Navy has awarded 12 companies spots on a potential five-year, $497.5M U.S. Navy contract to provide Strike Planning and Execution System hardware and software for domestic and foreign military clients. The IDIQ also covers engineering change proposal activities, feasibility studies, technical documentation, fabrication and help desk services.
The awardees are:
- American Electronic Warfare Associates
- BAE Systems
- Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC)
- Perspecta (NYSE: PRSP)
- Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX)
- Long Wave
- Monterey Technologies
- Tyonek Engineering and Agile Manufacturing
- Young’s Engineering Services and Kihomac joint venture
Perspecta has appointed Orlando Figueredo as vice president, business development for its intelligence group. In this role, Figueredo will be responsible for all business development activities for the group, including developing a robust pipeline that aligns to the full breadth of Perspecta’s capabilities, defending its competitive recompetes and driving growth opportunities.
BAE Systems named Ann Ackerson the global chief procurement officer (CPO), effective May 4, 2020. As a member of the senior leadership team and chair of the Global Procurement Council, Ackerson will lead the company’s global supply chain strategy to maximize the purchasing power of the global enterprise.
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