Harris wins $1.5bn NGA contracts to deliver GEOINT data to US military

13 July 2018 (Last Updated July 13th, 2018 11:28)

Harris has secured three contracts, with a total ceiling value of $1.5bn, to deliver geospatial data services to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) for use by the US military across the globe.

Harris wins $1.5bn NGA contracts to deliver GEOINT data to US military
Harris will provide high-quality GEOINT information to NGS. Credit: © 2018 Harris Corporation.

Harris has secured three contracts, with a total ceiling value of $1.5bn, to deliver geospatial data services to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) for use by the US military across the globe.

Under the three multi-award indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts, the company will be responsible for providing the services to NGA for up to ten years.

As part of the project, Harris will be committed to develop, manage and distribute high-quality geospatial-intelligence (GEOINT) data that will also be used by the US intelligence community.

Work will be carried out under contracts that cover all three areas of the NGA’s JANUS programme – geography, imagery and elevation.

The programme updates and maintains geospatial databases of the world that can be accessed in near-real-time to address intelligence, operational and crisis needs.

Using its predictive analytics technology, the company will assess the health of NGA databases.

“Our analytics technology provides NGA with fit-for-purpose data, reduced production costs and Cloud-based access to geospatial products and content.”

The Cloud-based tools provided by the firm will help validate and correct the information, thereby precisely identifying locations that require updates.

Harris Space and Intelligence Systems president Bill Gattle said: “Winning JANUS continues our long-standing legacy of providing high-quality, responsive GEOINT and analytics to the intelligence and military communities.

“Our analytics technology provides NGA with fit-for-purpose data, reduced production costs and Cloud-based access to geospatial products and content.”

The company is currently investing in new technologies that would improve the speed and accuracy of providing GEOINT products.

For nearly 20 years, the company has collaborated with the NGA to provide automated geospatial data processing, data management, and geospatial systems design and development.