Harris awarded $750 million contract

Harris Corporation has received a $750 million contract from the US National Imagery and Mapping Agency to supply geospatial and imagery products for the US Global Geospatial Intelligence program.

Harris Corporation has received a potential 10-year, $750 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) production contract from the US National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) to supply geospatial and imagery-derived products for the Global Geospatial Intelligence (GGI) program.

Under the IDIQ contract, Harris will supply NIMA with foundation data products, mapping and charting production services, surveying services and production management in support of GGI.

Harris is currently providing NIMA, which is a member of the US National Intelligence Community and a Department of Defence Combat Support Agency, with similar products and services under a program called OMNIBUS. GGI is the next-generation, follow-on program to OMNIBUS.

The GGI program is said to encompass analysis and visual representation of security-related activities on the earth’s surface. This geospatial intelligence – derived from both commercial and government sources – is provided by NIMA to policy makers and military decision-makers.

The imagery is also tailored to support civilian federal agencies in the US and selected international organisations.