BAE Systems Helps Modernize National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Applications

BAE Systems recently migrated a server-based mission application into a virtualized data-center environment to increase reliability and reduce operating costs, completing the first task order under the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) Total Application Services for Enterprise Requirements (TASER) contract.

Under TASER, NGA will similarly transition other legacy hardware and software systems to an application and infrastructure service provider business model over the next five years, as part of a $1 billion indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract in which BAE Systems will compete for task orders.

“This important TASER milestone sets the stage for future task orders to accelerate the delivery of proven technology and mission capabilities to warfighters, public safety officials, and policy makers,” said John Gannon, president of BAE Systems’ Intelligence & Security sector.

TASER is the primary vehicle for evaluating, integrating and sustaining new applications across the National System for Geospatial-Intelligence, which combines technology, policies, capabilities and the communities necessary to produce geospatial intelligence.

Earlier this year, BAE Systems was one of only four contractors awarded all four functional categories of the contract including engineering and trade studies; pilots and prototypes; integration and deployment; and application sustainment. BAE Systems is transforming the geospatial-intelligence tradecraft through the development of innovative geospatial and analytic solutions that support critical national security missions. The company provides expertise in geospatial analysis, processing, exploitation, emerging sensors, training and touch-screen geospatial modeling.

Source : BAE Systems PLC

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