BAE zooms in on geospatial enterprise deal

BAE Systems won a $17 million contract with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency 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 the agency'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.

BAE Systems of Rockville, Md., has more than 100,000 employees and annual sales of $28 billion. The company ranks No. 11 on Washington Technology's 2006 Top 100 list of the largest federal IT contractors.

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Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Washington Technology.

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