To help build geospatial battlefield intelligence, Alion Science and Technology, a global engineering, R&D, IT and operational solutions company, will provide the U.S. Army with geospatial enterprise development, integration and evaluation under a $24 million award.
The Army’s Geospatial Enterprise (AGE) serves as the knowledge center for analysis of geospatial information and imagery that represents physical topographies, environmental elements and geographically referenced activities such as geological information, terrain, roads, and the effects of the time of day or weather. Alion’s work includes generating policy and standards that will guide the use of geospatial data throughout the Army, developing geospatial data, supporting the testing of geospatially based systems and creating geospatial policy documents.
“Alion will help the Army to field geospatial enterprise-enabled systems and capabilities to improve efficiency and allow the sharing of geospatial data enterprise-wide,” said Terri Spoonhour, Group Senior Vice President and Manager of the Distributed Simulation Group. “These capabilities include such mission-critical applications as increasing battlefield situational awareness for operational forces across the Department of Defense (DoD), improving training and achieving a common operating environment within the Army Geospatial Enterprise.”
Source: Alion Science and Technology
Date: Jan 22, 2013