The State of Alaska has awarded GeoNorth Information Systems, LLC of Anchorage, Alaska a multi-year contract to deliver geospatial imagery and related, technical support services.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska, Dec. 4, 2018 – The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) awarded GeoNorth Information Systems (GNIS) a five-year, $15 million contract for persistent surveillance services of the Arctic region. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will provide a scalable geospatial processing platform to enable the surveillance project.
GNIS is excited to be partnering with Descartes Labs on the DARPA Geospatial Cloud Analytics program.
Link to the Fast Company article: https://www.fastcompany.com/90235426/decartes-labs-won-millions-from-dar...
Link to DARPA GCA Program: https://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2017-10-11
GNIS products and services are available via GSA IT Schedule 70 and NASA SEWP, both GWAC contracts. GWACs simplify the acquisition process for acquiring commercial-off-the-shelf products and services and are accessible to nearly all U.S. government agencies.
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