Boeing [NYSE:BA] is a key player in a new National Imagery and Mapping Agency, or NIMA, contract that will speed up the delivery and analysis of critical, time-sensitive intelligence imagery.
Boeing Autometric, a unit of Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, will support the Global Geospatial Intelligence, or GGI, contract, which has a potential value of $750 million, if all options are exercised over the 10-year period. Boeing Autometric is among six prime contractors leading the effort and will direct a team of more than 30 subcontractors with expertise in professional analysis, photogrammetric production, mapping, charting, and program and production management services.
"Accuracy and efficiency is critical, particularly when you are dealing with information that relates to national security," said Tony Moraco, director of Boeing Autometric. "Boeing will assist NIMA with services proven over the past 11 years. Using Softplotter® software by Boeing, and related technology, NIMA will receive the most accurate data at the lowest possible cost."
Softplotter provides a complete suite of software tools for fast and accurate map production. Utilizing more efficient computing processes and incorporating best-of-breed technology, users are able to increase efficiency and reduce costs.
Boeing Autometric, an ISO 9001-2000 company, is a part of the Boeing Integrated Defense System's Space & Intelligence Systems business unit. With more than 40 years of leadership in geospatial information technology and solutions, Boeing Autometric is a leading provider of products and services for information management, data production, visualization, and decision support. Boeing Autometric supports customers in analysis, system design and engineering, software engineering, and systems integration. Additional information is available at Boeing Autometric's website, www.autometric.com.
Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is one of the world's largest space and defense businesses. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is a $25 billion business. It provides systems solutions to its global military, government and commercial customers. It is a leading provider of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; the world's largest military aircraft manufacturer; the world's largest satellite manufacturer and a leading provider of space-based communications; the primary systems integrator for U.S. missile defense; NASA's largest contractor; and a global leader in satellite launch services.