Jeffrey Tarr: DigitalGlobe Receives Gov’t Approval for High-Res Imagery Sales

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DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) has obtained permission from the U.S. Commerce Department to start offering customers high-resolution photos generated by the company’s earth imagery satellite constellation. The federal authorization will enable DigitalGlobe to sell up to 0.25-meter panchromatic resolution images as well as multi-spectral images at a 1-meter ground sample distance through a new WorldView...

DigitalGlobe Targets $400M Hi-Res Satellite Imagery Market; Yancey Spruill Comments

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Yancey Spruill DigitalGlobe Inc. (NYSE: DGI) is seeking to enter the higher-resolution satellite imagery global market which is worth around 0 million annually, Reuters reported Friday. Abhirup Roy and Mridhula Raghavan write DigitalGlobe last year applied with the Commerce Department for a permit to increase the resolution of its images from 50 centimeters to 25 cm. “There is a market opportunity...

Jeffrey Tarr: DigitalGlobe Achieved Double-Digit Growth in Q1

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DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) gained $156.5 million in revenue during the first quarter of its 2014 fiscal year ending March 31, representing a 23-percent year-over-year increase. Jeffrey Tarr, CEO of DigitalGlobe, said Thursday the company generated double-digit revenue growth in part due to expansion in its U.S. and government businesses worldwide, as well as integration programs. The earth observation...

Yancey Spruill to Leave DigitalGlobe as CFO; Jeffrey Tarr Comments

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Yancey Spruill, chief financial officer at DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI), is set to depart his role on Oct. 1 after a 10-year career at the company. The geospatial imagery provider will work with Heidrick & Struggles to scout for Spruill’s successor, DigitalGlobe said Thursday. “Yancey’s contributions to DigitalGlobe over the last decade have been instrumental to our success,”...

DigitalGlobe Crowdsourcing Tech Used in Search for Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane

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DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) has launched a program with its Tomnod crowdsourcing platform to help in the search of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 jetliner that went missing on Saturday. The FirstLook subscription service works to compate pre- and post-event satellite imagery for emergency management functions, the company said Monday. Two DigitalGlobe satellites have collected images of the search...

DigitalGlobe Buys Digital Imagery Provider Spatial Energy; Jeffrey Tarr Comments

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Jeffrey Tarr DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) has moved to grow its presence in the oil and gas market by acquiring digital imagery provider Spatial Energy for an undisclosed amount. Energy companies use Spatial Energy’s geospatial tools and services to manage exploration and production projects, DigitalGlobe said Wednesday. Jeffrey Tarr, CEO of DigitalGlobe, said the company intends for the Spatial...

DigitalGlobe Satellite Imagery Used to Monitor Forests in Russia and India

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DigitalGlobe has announced that the company is seeing a spike in the demand for its satellite imagery offerings in the inventory and protection of a county’s natural resources. The company said that some of its recent customers for forestry mapping and monitoring include India and Russia, DigitalGlobe said Thursday. Russia has renewed its high-resolution satellite imagery contract with DigitalGlobe’s...

DigitalGlobe Buys Crowdsourcing Firm Tomnod

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DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) has acquired crowdsourcing technology company Tomnod for an undisclosed amount in a move to add Tomnod’s information capture and validation services to its portfolio. DigitalGlobe’s analytics teams will gather data from Tomnod’s crowdsourced earth observation imagery information and aim to provide clients insights from that information, DigitalGlobe said...

GovCon Wire Tracks The Latest Industry Deals, Remakings

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The mission of Government Contracting Wire, the long-form name of what readers know as GovCon Wire, is to give readers the latest up-to-the-minute information on business activity of the sector’s largest firms. GovCon Wire keeps readers abreast of the latest mergers and acquisitions in the GovCon space and gives readers the executive’s perspective on their companies’ strategies for...

DigitalGlobe, GeoEye Complete Merger; Jeffrey Tarr Comments

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DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) and  (NASDAQ: GEOY) have completed their 0 million cash-and-stock merger, DigitalGlobe said Thursday. Both companies announced the transaction in July 2012, saying they are aiming to grow in the commercial and international markets and depend less on the U.S. government for revenue. “I look forward to working closely with our board of directors, our leadership and...