Maxar awarded NGA big data analytics contract

Maxar Technologies of Westminster, CO announced on August 23 it signed a 5-year, $60 million contract with the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to continue development and operations of a classified big data analytics program.

Under the contract, Maxar will continue to support a mission-critical analytic system relied on by thousands of Department of Defense and Intelligence Community users. This system leverages a number of geospatial tools to manage and exploit hundreds of data feeds, reducing the time needed to analyze intelligence from hours to minutes.

“Maxar has been a key contributor to this innovative national security program since its inception, and we are proud to continue our support for the mission,” said Tony Frazier, Maxar executive vice president of global field operations. “Our work now focuses on improving access to these data sources with new tools and empowering users with big data capabilities that feed into their analytic and intelligence workflows.”

Source: Maxar