US: US Army efforts to enhance its geospatial battlespace information and systems are to receive support from Alion Science and Technology. Alion, under a three-year contract from the Defense Technical Information Weapon Systems Technology Information Analysis Center, will provide geospatial enterprise development, integration and evaluation services. The contract is worth USD 24 million.
Alion will generate policy and standards that will guide the use of geospatial data throughout the Army, develop geospatial data, support the testing of geospatially based systems and create 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, improving training and achieving a common operating environment within the Army Geospatial Enterprise,” he added.
The Army”s Geospatial Enterprise acts as a centre for analysis of geospatial information and imagery, including physical topographies and environmental elements.