Bethesda, Md.— The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency today awarded contracts for the EnhancedView commercial imagery program. DigitalGlobe Inc. of Longmont, Colo., received an award for $3.5 billion and GeoEye Imagery Collection Systems Inc. of Dulles, Va., an award for $3.8 billion. The period of performance for the contracts is 10 years if all options are exercised.
These competitively awarded contracts support the EnhancedView Program by providing products and services that will help meet the increasing geospatial intelligence needs of the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense. EnhancedView provides greater access, priority tasking and improved capability and capacity to government customers from the next series of U.S. commercial imagery satellites.
These contracts will meet NGA, Intelligence Community and Department of Defense needs for additional amounts of imagery beyond what current contracts provide as well as support humanitarian and crisis support efforts.
NGA is a Department of Defense combat support agency and a member of the national Intelligence Community. The agency’s mission is to provide geospatial intelligence, which is the exploitation of satellite or airborne images, fused with other intelligence and geospatial information like mapping, charting and geodesy, to help warfighters and national decision makers visualize what they need to know. NGA is the nation’s eyes.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., NGA was selected by Washingtonian magazine as one of its "great places to work” in November 2009, where the "pay, mission, culture, flexibility and the benefits were the best part of working at their agency.” NGA also has major facilities in the Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and St. Louis, Mo., areas with NGA support teams worldwide. Visit our Web site at www.nga.mil.