Geospatial agency taps BAE for enterprise deal

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has awarded a $17 million contract to BAE Systems to implement a program that supports the agency in furnishing the military with precision geospatial imagery and products.

The Mensuration Services Program is a key component of NGA's Geospatial Center of Excellence concept to let warfighters get a better view of the battlefield for intelligence purposes through more precise imagery, BAE officials said.

The program offers a better way to measure and locate objects. It will replace four systems: Ruler, Math Model Library, Joint Targeting Workstation and Geotrans.

BAE Systems is developing the single, integrated package. The Mensuration Services Program will be based on the Community Sensor Model, a precision imagery standard adopted by NGA and the Defense Department. The system will conform to the sensor model's plug-in architecture standard, which lets intelligence and defense sensors work together and reduces the costs of adding new sensor types.

BAE Systems' team includes Everest Technology Solutions Inc., Fairfax, Va., and Northrop Grumman Corp. Work will be performed at BAE Systems' facilities in San Diego and Reston, Va. The contract, including options, runs through 2011.

Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Government Computer News' sister publication, Washington Technology.

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