DHS Acquires Enhanced Analytics Capabilities

DHS Acquires Enhanced Analytics Capabilities

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With the amount of vehicles moving in and around the US on a daily basis, geospatial operators are challenged with sifting through massive amounts of data to characterize behavior and make important decisions. 

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) selected Maxar Technologies, a trusted partner and innovator in Earth Intelligence and Space Infrastructure, to develop an analytics system for characterizing and tracking the behavior of vehicles in multiple domains at scale and in near-real-time. 

The company’s analytics system will augment operator decision-making by delivering data insights and automating time-consuming tasks, enabling operators to spend more time on mission-critical work.

A key component of the solution is the use of advanced cloud development technologies and methodologies, which will enable DHS to secure and rapidly scale the analytics system to support many geospatial operators and seamlessly connect with a variety of applications.

The technology uses the power of machine learning for a range of applications in space and on the ground. The company applies AI/ML techniques to multi-source, multi-domain data to satisfy unique DHS mission needs.

The company’s WorldView Legion Earth intelligence application offers more frequent monitoring for enhanced support of emergency response, maritime surveillance, infrastructure and other remote monitoring needs. Part of their technology is designed to enrich intelligence by integrating multiple data sources, like weather or human geography information, that can help build a more complete perspective to inform critical decisions. 

The contract is valued at $23 million with a five-year period of performance, according to financialpost.com.