The Army is making steady progress on its plans to demonstrate the usefulness of nanosatellites and low-cost mobile launchers to provide direct support to deployed forces.
The Army Geospatial Center has awarded Science Applications International Corp. an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract potentially worth up to $200 million over five years to support geospatial enterprise services.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has put out a call seeking imagery researchers in the areas of visual and geospatial data analysis.
The U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation is accepting nominations for its annual awards program.
DigitalGlobe and GeoEye have signed a $900 million merger agreement.
The military has grown so good at collecting data that it risks suffocating in its own success.
Earlier this week, GeoEye shares fell 22 percent because the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) said it wasn't guaranteeing $119 million in earth-imaging contracts extending through August 2013.
The Air Force's Space Based Infrared System geosynchronous satellite is on schedule to achieve operational certification later in 2012.