US: 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). According to the company’s press release, 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 modernised through the integration of BAE Systems’ commercial software product, GXP Xplorer, a 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.