BAE Systems Wins NGA Video Analysis Contract

February 14, 2019

BAE Systems has secured a five-year, $250 million deal with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), we learn from UPI’s write-up, “BAE Contracted for Services on Video Intelligence Analysis.” The contract continues work the firm has been performing for the agency, so we suppose it has been going well. Curious readers can see BAE’s press release here. Reporter Allen Cone writes:

“Aside from the analytic mission support, BAE Systems will introduce NGA leaders to new FMV services, software, systems, platforms and sensors developed by the company and its program team of several industry leading intelligence and technology companies. The NGA’s Team GEOINT initiative encourages industry, academia, professional organizations and foreign allies ‘to work together and support common technical standards that will enhance intelligence sharing and collaboration,’ according to the release….

I also noted:

“Geospatial intelligence uses imagery, imagery intelligence and geospatial information to describe and depict features, activities and locations on Earth.’Anyone who sails a U.S. ship, flies a U.S. aircraft, makes national policy decisions, fights wars, locates targets, responds to natural disasters or navigates with a cell phone relies on GEOINT,’ NGA says on its website.”

Yes, the growth of GEOINT, or Geospatial intelligence, has become an inescapable reality. Cone notes that the NGA opened a shiny new office in Springfield, Virginia, in 2011—a building that is the third-largest federal building near D.C., after the Pentagon and the Ronald Reagan building. BAE Systems is based in nearby Rockville, Maryland, and operates offices around the world. The company was founded in 1999.

Cynthia Murrell, February 14, 2019, 2019

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