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DigitalGlobe Receives Contract Renewal from NGA

By Annamarie Nyirady | September 6, 2018
Computer vision algorithms applied to high resolution imagery. Photo: DigitalGlobe

Computer vision algorithms applied to high resolution imagery. Photo: DigitalGlobe.

DigitalGlobe, a Maxar Technologies company, received a renewal award for the Global Enhanced GEOINT Delivery (Global EGD) contract from the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Global EGD provides U.S. government users with on-demand access to mission-ready, high-resolution satellite imagery in multiple classification levels, typically within two to four hours after image collection.

Global EGD has been renewed for a seventh year, valued at $44 million. The agreement allows DigitalGlobe to continue providing warfighters, first responders, analysts and civil government users with access to current satellite imagery to inform their mission planning, disaster response and situational awareness with critical geospatial intelligence. Global EGD Year 7 adds access to the company’s industry-leading Vivid global color mosaics, enhances the delivery of streaming imagery directly into NGA’s foundational GEOINT production workflows, allowing end users to work with the data in their native environments, and allows users to leverage DigitalGlobe’s Geospatial Big Data platform (GBDX) to scan through vast quantities of DigitalGlobe imagery and other data with machine learning to detect change and focus their efforts on areas where activity is happening.

“The use of Global EGD imagery products and services by a quarter million U.S. government users demonstrates their ongoing need to consume, sort through, and make critical decisions in real-time with the highest quality commercial satellite imagery,” said DigitalGlobe President Dan Jablonsky in the release.