EPA Contracts Geospatial Firm for Digital Support
Woolpert analysis and support is tied to emergency response and Superfund sites
Woolpert will supply the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with geographic information system (GIS), remote sensing data and related consulting services in support of a five-year infrastructure information technology contract with CSRA. CSRA provides NextGen digital business solutions to U.S. government customers.
Woolpert Vice President and Geospatial Practice Leader Thomas Mackie says multiple parallels can be drawn between this project, and the firm’s extensive GIS and remote sensing experience with other federal agencies and projects. “Working with a geospatial firm, this is an opportunity for these agencies to benefit from the most current and emerging remote sensing technology, data management and visualization,” he says. “We’ll supply onsite analysts and support teams, developers, enterprise data solutions, surveying, mapping and CAD work. We’re excited to work with CSRA and support the EPA and its mission to protect human health and the environment.”
The EPA will consolidate services that will include data center management, application hosting, application deployment and maintenance, geospatial service support, network security, cybersecurity, cloud computing, Continuity of Operations (COOP) services, Enterprise Identity and Access Management (EIAM), and Active Directory (AD) under one contract, which is valued at $266 million, including all option years.
Woolpert will perform GIS analysis, generate metadata, develop applications, provide GIS help desk support, and capture or produce high-definition and highly accurate geospatial information for the federal agency. This includes collections pertaining to emergency response, required environmental due diligence and Superfund sites. The EPA’s Superfund program is responsible for cleaning up some of the nation’s most contaminated land and responding to environmental emergencies, oil spills and natural disasters.
Woolpert has ongoing relationships with the U.S. Geological Survey and its 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding airspace and airports, and has collected imagery with drones for landslide mitigation, mapped areas of devastation and evacuation in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and flooding in South Carolina, devised strategies for Smart Cities, and more.
This project was expected to get underway this month.
Woolpert is a national architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm that strategically blends engineering with technology and geospatial applications. With a dynamic R&D department, Woolpert works with business partners like Google; operates a fleet of planes, sensors and unmanned aerial systems (UAS); and continually works with advanced water technologies, asset management, building information modeling (BIM) and sustainable design. For more than 100 years and with 24 offices across the U.S., Woolpert serves the needs of federal, state and local governments; private and public companies and universities; energy and transportation departments; and the U.S. armed forces.