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US NGIA Spends $60M for High-Res Commercial Satellite Imagery

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Commercial Imagery(click to view full) The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has issued three firm fixed price contract modifications for high-resolution commercial satellite imagery. The performance period is Feb. 1, 2006 through Jan. 31, 2007, and $2 million in FY 2006 O&M funding has been obligated for each modification. The total amount for all three contracts is $60 Million, and each announcement also noted that the award “is within the previously established $500,000,000 contract ceiling.” Precedent contract announcements do not exist on DefenseLINK to clarify. Meanwhile, National Defense magazine has a timely article about the NGIA, some of the problems tactical commanders have had with its output in Iraq, and what’s being done about that. Their current big inspiration? Google Earth. (Hat tip: Recent NGIA contract winners included: * DigitalGlobe of Longmont, CO received a $24 million contract modification (NMA30103C0001/P00053). * Space Imaging of Thornton, CO received a $24 million contract modification (NMA30103C0002/P00039). * ORBIMAGE of Dulles, VA received a $12 million contract modification (HM157304C0003/P00022).

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