The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has awarded BAE Systems the Information Store (iSToRE) contract to provide advanced data management capabilities to support the National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG).
The iSToRE is the NSG’s knowledge management solution that consolidates, stores, and archives geospatial intelligence products, making data easily accessible to multiple agencies and defense commands worldwide.
Under the contract, the iSToRE will be modernized through the integration of BAE Systems’ commercial software product, GXP Xplorer®, a revolutionary data management software application that allows analysts to easily connect to and query remote geospatial data stores and libraries, and to quickly locate, retrieve, and share data across the enterprise.
GXP Xplorer software licenses will be deployed globally to support the agency’s transition from legacy image product libraries to commercial-based information storage capabilities. The licenses will support worldwide intelligence operations by enhancing information sharing amongst Joint Task Force Headquarters, intelligence centers, and forward-deployed war fighters. The contract includes options to operationally field additional licenses to the NSG through September 2022.
“NSG analysts face the time-consuming challenge of searching through ever-increasing amounts and types of data,” said Rex Ballard, general manager ofGeospatial eXploitation Products (GXP®) at BAE Systems. “GXP Xplorer allows analysts to quickly search through millions of records and zero in on the right piece of data, enabling them to generate finished products that drive actionable intelligence.”
GXP Xplorer searches through unlimited amounts of data to identify and catalog images, terrain, features, videos, and documents on local networks or across an enterprise. The software operates on a variety of hardware platforms scaling from handheld devices and ruggedized laptops to enterprise servers and virtualized cloud environments.