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Map of the World deployed to AWS commercial cloud by Lockheed Martin

Lockheed lifts Map of the World to AWS commercial cloud

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s  Map of the World is the interface for the agency’s most comprehensive and accurate geospatial intelligence data.

Designed for novice users and geospatial-intelligence experts, it serves as a platform to explore constantly-updated content and link natural and man-made features on, above and beneath the Earth to intelligence observations. Users can search for objects like bridges or railroad depots and know where the objects are located, as well as intelligence embedded within each object.

Lockheed Martin’s Geospatial-Intelligence Visualization Services program helped NGA migrate the Map of the World to the AWS cloud, helping the intelligence community determine the processes to best use the cloud environment. The deployment also met the system’s compliance with ICD-503 guidelines, which establish policy for the intelligence community’s security risk management for IT systems.

This cloud deployment is an early step in the transformation of the intelligence community’s business infrastructure. It is expected to not only cut costs and increase efficiencies for the enterprise, but it will also provide the entire intelligence community access to the Map of the World, the single integrated environment where all analysts can examine data, record observations and share all known information about a threat.

“Deploying geospatial mission applications and software to a commercial cloud environment allows the Map of the World to operate with more agility and efficiency,” said Jason O’Connor, vice president of Analysis & Mission Solutions with Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions. “This accomplishment demonstrates the power of what can be done by leveraging cloud technologies with mission-driven software. It shows how we can further enhance geospatial capabilities in the intelligence and DOD community.”

Posted by GCN Staff on Dec 10, 2014 at 11:53 AM


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