National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency chooses BAE Systems for data network

ARLINGTON, Va. BAE Systems has garnered three contract awards from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) aimed at strengthening NGA's near-real-time access to commercially created geospatial data, enriched content, and community-sourced information; such data is used to improve decision timelines for policymakers, the military, and emergency networks.

Under the terms of the new , will pursue future orders under the NGA's Janus program – Janus Geomatics Precise Imagery, Janus Geography, and Janus Geomatics Elevation – as part of three separate 10-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contracts worth up to $1.52 billion.

BAE Systems, according to company documents, will use a full range of geointelligence sources, -processing services, and automation and ; employ predictive-analysis models and change-detection tools; and ensure that users have the most current and reliable information by using machine-learning algorithms, automated workflows, and upstream quality assurance.

Work on the NGA contracts will be performed at BAE Systems sites in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; St. Louis, Missouri; and Rome, New York.