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NGA Renews Maxar’s G-EGD Imagery Contract for Second Option Year

By Jeffrey Hill | October 4, 2021

      National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Campus East (NGA)

      The U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has renewed its contract with Maxar Technologies to provide imagery and geospatial data for the Global Enhanced GEOINT Delivery (G-EGD) program.

      The renewal, which was effective Sept. 1, allows Maxar to continue providing more than 400,000 U.S. government users with unclassified, online and offline, on-demand access to high-resolution commercial imagery from Maxar and geospatial data from other industry providers.

      The G-EGD program was established in 2011 to enabled warfighters, first responders, intelligence analysts, and civil government users to tap into historical imagery libraries and daily imagery collections for time-sensitive, mission-critical planning and operations.

      By exercising its second of three option years for the contract, the NGA award could be worth an additional $44 million to Maxar, with a total value of up to $176 million if the NGA renews for a third year option.

      “The G-EGD platform provides U.S. and allied users with access to geospatial intelligence from a variety of industry providers at locations around the globe,” Maxar CEO Dan Jablonsky said in a statement. “This ‘one-stop shop’ for commercial imagery access across federal agencies and military branches is an essential element for many national security and humanitarian missions.”