Raytheon awarded $203 million contract

Raytheon has been awarded a contract valued at $203 million to develop an Information Dissemination Services-Direct Delivery (IDS-D) program for the US National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA).

Raytheon has been awarded the Information Dissemination Services-Direct Delivery (IDS-D) program, valued at $203 million, for the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA).

According to a statement, IDS-D is an automated, high performance delivery system that includes smart information push, support data services and profile management, and an innovative data compression and format conversion process that allows delivery of user requested information on time.

During the past nine months, Raytheon worked directly with US government personnel and support contractors to refine program requirements and design dissemination architecture to support future needs of the intelligence community.

IDS-D receives, profiles, processes and directs large volumes of data at multiple security levels and provides timely, relevant, and accurate imagery and imagery intelligence information to the armed services and intelligence community.

IDS-D is also said to be a key element of the United States Imagery and Geospatial Information Service (USIGS), an extensive network of systems used by the US Department of Defence and the intelligence community to share and exploit imagery, imagery intelligence and geospatial information.