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DigitalGlobe Expands Partnership with AWS; Esri to Donate Software Licenses to Volunteers; General Dynamics Wins U.S. Army Contract; More


Riverside Research Awarded NASIC Contract

Nonprofit Riverside Research won NASIC’s Advisory and Assistance Services, Geospatial and Signatures Intelligence contract. Riverside Research will provide the intelligence center with geospatial research and development, system acquisition assistance, and facilitation of outreach to the DoD and IC. The five-year, single-award contract is valued at $99 million and enables the nonprofit to continue a 15-year history of support to NASIC.

DigitalGlobe Expands Partnership with AWS

DigitalGlobe is now “all in” on its partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS), adopting the platform as its primary storage and analytics infrastructure. The company migrated its entire data library to AWS, providing customers instant access to more than 100 petabytes of imagery. DigitalGlobe is also leveraging the AWS machine learning suite (including new SageMaker algorithms) to build and train an intelligent database capable of predicting customers’ imagery requests based on past usage patterns.

Esri Signs Enterprise Agreement with Airbus

Esri recently entered into a global enterprise agreement with Airbus Defence and Space. The agreement will provide Airbus with spatial analytics through the ArcGIS platform, reducing costs and increasing speed to market for the company’s geographic information systems.

Esri to Donate Software Licenses to Volunteers

Esri will donate personal use licenses for its ArcGIS software to every URISA GISCorps volunteer who has taken a GIS Service Pledge to help support a good cause. Licenses, commercially valued at $6,000, will enable volunteers to address location-based issues of their own choosing. The donations will extend to recent disaster response teams including those working to assist the relief efforts following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.

General Dynamics Wins U.S. Army Contract

General Dynamics Information Technology was awarded the Mission Training Complex Capabilities Support contract by the U.S. Army. The IDIQ contract, valued as high as $975 million, enlists General Dynamics to supply simulation and live training support as well as logistical and administrative services to designated Army training complexes.

Octo Consulting Wins CMS Contract

Octo Consulting Group was awarded a $20 million blanket purchase agreement to support the adoption of agile methodologies at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Octo has already developed an agile training course and helped launch a center for enterprise agility at CMS, and will continue its support with hands-on agile coaching and policy transformation. The consulting firm previously helped implement agency-wide agile practices at the U.S. Patent and Trade Office, the Center for Disease Control, and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

Peer Intel

OGSystems announced today the appointment of Peter LaMontagne, former CEO of Novetta, to its Board of Directors effective immediately. LaMontagne joins the four additional board members in advising OGSystems leadership in recruitment, investment, and employee development.

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