Technology Solutions Firm to Enhance Army’s Geospatial Battlespace Information Platform for Land Warfare Operations
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.”
The work was awarded under the Defense Technical Information Center’s (DTIC’s) Weapon Systems Technology Information Analysis Center (WSTIAC) contract with the period of performance through Jan. 3, 2016.
WSTIAC, operated by Alion, is one of nine DTIC Information Analysis Centers (IACs). The IACs house libraries of information that are focused on specific technology areas, in addition to providing technical expertise in these areas. DTIC is headquartered at Fort Belvoir, VA, and serves the DoD by providing access to scientific and technical information for DoD personnel and contractors, including researchers, designers and engineers.
WSTIAC’s work is sponsored by the DTIC, ATTN: DTIC-I, 8725 John J. Kingman Rd., Ste. 0944, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6218.
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