DigitalGlobe Gets Potential $600M NRO Follow-On Contract for EnhancedView Satellite Imagery

Maxar Technologies’ (NYSE: MAXR) DigitalGlobe subsidiary has received a potential two-year, $600M contract from the National Reconnaissance Office to continue to provide the U.S. government access to the company’s WorldView satellite constellation and image archive.

The EnhancedView Follow-On contract has a one-year base term and an option year worth approximately $300M per year, NGA said Tuesday.

NRO awarded the recompete on Aug. 29 after the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency transitioned the EnhancedView imagery acquisition contract to the former.

The EnhancedView program seeks to provide authorized government staff with access to high-resolution commercial imagery derived from DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-1, 2 and 3 satellites to support homeland defense, national security, disaster and emergency response missions.

“The award of the EVFO is an important first step in the NRO’s strategy of embracing commercial imagery as a key element of our current overhead architecture and a critical and integral element of our future overhead architecture,” said NRO Director Betty Sapp.

You may also be interested in...

William Conley CTO Mercury Systems

Mercury Systems’ William Conley Joins NDIA Central Georgia Chapter Board

William Conley, chief technology officer of Mercury Systems (Nasdaq: MRCY), has been named to the board of directors for the National Defense Industrial Association's Central Georgia chapter. He will serve as a board member for a term of up to six years, Mercury Systems said Thursday.

Cloud IT

DHS Posts $3B Data Center, Cloud Solicitation

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a request for proposals for its indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity Data Center and Cloud Optimization contract worth potentially $3.35B over 10 years.