This Web hosting and dissemination contract modification is in addition to ongoing production work being done under the RDOG contract originally awarded in June 2009 and under GeoEye's Service Level Agreement with the NGA.
DULLES, Va. -- GeoEye, Inc. (Nasdaq:
GEOY), a premier provider of superior satellite and
aerial geospatial information and services, announced that it has signed a
modification to a contract with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
(NGA) to provide Web mapping services under the NGA's Rapid
Delivery of Online GEOINT (RDOG) program. This Web hosting and
dissemination contract modification is in addition to ongoing production work
being done under the RDOG contract originally awarded in June 2009 and under GeoEye's Service Level
Agreement with the NGA.
GeoEye's dissemination system provides users secure access to
unclassified, high-resolution color imagery of an entire country over the Web.
The color imagery is acquired by the Company's GeoEye-1 Earth-imaging
satellite and then disseminated in near real-time to a wide spectrum of users,
including forward-deployed U.S. military personnel, intelligence community
personnel and DoD map production staff. The dissemination system is
compliant with Open Geospatial Consortium standards for geospatial and
location-based information and Web mapping services.
Chris Incardona, GeoEye's director
of Government Programs – NGA, commented, "The RDOG program is a
natural extension of our core capability in delivering high-quality imagery
products. This significant award to host near real-time satellite imagery and
serve government users around the globe is a major step forward in providing
end-to-end solutions. In the future, users should expect Web services to include
sensor-agnostic source capabilities that integrate best-of-class industry
standards and applications."
Brian O'Toole, GeoEye's chief technology officer, added, "This program
illustrates the evolution in geospatial intelligence: collection, advanced
production and dissemination are now offered in an integrated service delivered
through a next-generation Web-services platform. We are pleased to have the
opportunity to work closely with the NGA to advance the quality of the
data products while enabling timely, on-demand access and delivery."
GeoEye, Inc. is an international information services company serving
government and commercial markets. The Company is recognized as one of the
geospatial industry's imagery experts, delivering exceptional quality imagery
products, services and solutions to customers around the world. Headquartered in
Dulles, Virginia, the Company has 534 employees,
as of December 31, 2009, dedicated to developing
best-in-class geospatial information products and services. GeoEye is a
public company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol GEOY.
The Company provides support to academic institutions and non-governmental
organizations through the GeoEye Foundation (www.geoeyefoundation.org). Additional information
about GeoEye is available at www.geoeye.com.
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