CONTRACTS – Leidos Wins $777M GSA Contract For Army Geospatial Mapping Program

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RESTON, Virginia 2016.09.16 /PRNewswire/ — Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) will support the Army Geospatial Center’s (AGC) High-Resolution, 3-D (HR3D) Geospatial Information program through a prime contract from the General Services Administration (GSA). The single-award task order awarded under the GSA One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) contract has a one-year base period of performance and includes four one-year options. If all options are exercised, the contract carries a total value of $777 million.

Under the contract, the Leidos team will collect, process, disseminate, store and maintain HR3D geospatial information. Leidos will conduct airborne and terrestrial collection operations, process the information and produce geospatial products needed over operationally relevant areas. In the collection process, Leidos will also integrate advanced Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) sensor technology from a higher altitude using a higher velocity aircraft platform. KEYW Corporation, Tenax TM LLC., Neany Inc., Sigma Space Corp., OG Systems LLC., Pixia Corp. and Woolpert Inc. are teaming with Leidos to provide the cost-effective solutions and capabilities for the AGC program.

Insufficient unclassified HR3D geospatial information also limits the ability of the U.S. to adequately engage other nations in expanding their capabilities and working towards a sustainable, secure environment. The AGC program will address this critical gap for high-resolution mapping products covering the majority of the undeveloped world.

“Leidos has a long history of directly supporting U.S. Army warfighters through vital airborne programs,” said Roger A. Krone, Leidos’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Our team is excited to continue that support using advanced technologies to produce critical mapping products.”

“The selection of the Leidos team on this contract solidifies our standing as leaders in airborne capabilities,” said John Fratamico, president of the Leidos Advanced Solutions Group. “We remain dedicated to supporting our customer and providing cost-effective, advanced technology solutions to meet the DoD’s mission requirements.”

About Leidos
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended Jan. 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

Statements in this announcement, other than historical data and information, constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause our actual results, performance, achievements, or industry results to be very different from the results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to, the risk factors set forth in the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended January 30, 2015, and other such filings that Leidos makes with the SEC from time to time. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.

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NGA challenge offers up to $200K for disparate data solutions

SPRINGFIELD, Va. 2016.08.30 – The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is offering up to $200,000 in prizes for solutions to the agency’s disparate data challenges via Challenge.gov, a technical hub for federal incentive prize and challenge competitions.

This goal of this competition is unified access to data that is distinct in its formats, schemas, interfaces and locations, so that it may be available for search, business metrics and data and information analytics.

This is a direct result of the task to create “coherence from chaos” that NGA Director Robert Cardillo issued at this year’s GEOINT Symposium in Orlando, Florida.
 
“We must have tools and techniques to allow us to quickly make sense of big data then visualize and disseminate that clarity to our customers,” said Cardillo. “We don’t just need pixels. Offer us subscriptions that will provide us alerts, observations and insights that we’ll meld with our own to drive deeper analysis of all that incoming data and lead to more meaningful conclusions.”

The first stage of the competition will award fifteen cash prizes of $10,000 each to solutions that successfully implement functioning code that can access and retrieve either part or all of the provided representative datasets.

“We’re not just looking for white papers, but working code,” said Air Force Col. Marc DiPaolo, chief of mainstreaming capabilities in NGA’s Enterprise Innovation Office.

Award winners from the first stage will progress to the second part of the competition, a “Dem-o-thon” in the Washington, D.C. area, where a panel of NGA judges will test drive the winning solutions. There will be three cash prizes of $25,000, $15,000 and $10,000 awarded for the first, second and third place winners, respectively.

“Geospatial intelligence is so much more than just pictures from a satellite,” said DiPaolo. “We want ideas on how to seamlessly pull together these wildly disparate data sources – everything from imagery, social media, documents, video, et cetera – to create robust products for our customers.”

This is the agency’s second Challenge.gov competition. The first competition, which concluded this summer, sought code technical support to track changes to a story in a dynamic, fast and aesthetic way as it is being developed, creating a “living story.”

For more information on the Disparate Data Challenge, visit NGA on Challenge.gov.

SOURCE: NGA

Hackathons Become a Way That Government Engages With Creatives

Hackathons Become a Way That Government Engages With Creatives

VIENNA, Va., 2016.09.02 /PRNewswire/ — The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is sponsoring a series of competitive hackathons across the country to engage with developers and industry on tough problems with the potential winnings in cash and prizes provided by industry partners and the lead facilitator, Blue Compass LLC from Vienna, VA.

The goal of this competition is to build relationships with creative developers and to expose programs NGA is making available to the public such as the Innovative GEOINT Application Platform Provider (iGAPP) in which NGA and mission partners help monetize app developers that support government and civilian missions and operations, whose missions range from the leading edge of battles to people amidst disaster recovery.

Industry’s involvement plays a big role in exposing NGA, academia and commercial ventures to a variety of platforms, methodologies and common problem sets to collaborate on. The hackathon environment is by nature a creative and free space to listen, learn and act on first hand accounts of challenges, innovations, plus the added bonus of meeting and recruiting highly sought after talent. It is really a win-win scenario for all involved. Industry partners sponsor events with prizes, platforms and software in kind to use and exhibit during the events. These interactions play key roles in understanding how real developers utilize and think about software capabilities and how they launch something new from it. And its all seen live.

 

Sponsors such as, OGSystems, a presenting sponsor for 3 hackathons make these creative interactions possible by providing services for tech talks, mentorship, meals for participants working through the night, inspiration and context to geospatial challenges. And by mentoring the panel of judges to provide context and understanding of the integration viability at scale of projects presented, CEO Omar Balkissoon, was able to assist directly spotting several key projects in the August hackathon in Sunnyvale, CA.

This is a direct result of the task to create “coherence from chaos” that NGA Director Robert Cardillo issued at this year’s GEOINT Symposium in Orlando, Florida.

“We must have tools and techniques to allow us to quickly make sense of big data then visualize and disseminate that clarity to our customers,” said Cardillo. “We don’t just need pixels. Offer us subscriptions that will provide us alerts, observations and insights that we’ll meld with our own to drive deeper analysis of all that incoming data and lead to more meaningful conclusions.”

Project Manager Brian Vinci of Blue Compass LLC stated “The event experience breaks clients and sponsors out of their shells and engages them with those who develop out of a love for software creation – tapping into that passion is inspirational and integrating all the parties together is really something you have to be apart of to fully appreciate.”  To make that happen “We work directly for months with local groups, industry and academia in the area surrounding the hackathon to build the community, goodwill and foster participation and create experiences for all involved.”

Upcoming hackathons will occur in Chicago on Sept 10 & 11th and then New York City in November to coincide with the Geography 2050 Summit to wrap up 2016. Then hackathons are scheduled for Huntsville, AL, Los Angeles, Denver, Boston,Seattle, San Antonio, San Francisco, Washington D.C. & New York in 2017.

For more information on the Hackathons… go to www.expeditionhacks.com or contact

Beth Huck
Event Manager
hackathon@bluecompass-llc.com
Visit Blue Compass at www.bluecompass-llc.com, on Twitter or on Facebook

About OGSystems

OGSystems supplies the end-to-end GEOINT technology-enabling expertise you need to turn our world’s data into actionable knowledge. As a dedicated GEOINT solutions provider, we immerse in our client’s mission needs to quickly get from problem to solution.

For more information about OGSystems, visit online at www.ogsystems.com, on Facebook or on Twitter

About NGA

NGA delivers world-class geospatial intelligence that provides a decisive advantage to policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals and first responders.

NGA is a unique combination of intelligence agency and combat support agency. It is the world leader in timely, relevant, accurate and actionable geospatial intelligence. NGA enables the U.S. intelligence community and the Department of Defense to fulfill the president’s national security priorities to protect the nation.

For more information about NGA, visit online at www.nga.mil, on Facebook or on Twitter

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