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Harris Corporation has been awarded a five-year, $500 million ceiling, single-award IDIQ contract from the US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Geospatial intelligence relates to information describing the location and names of features beneath, on or above the earth’s surface.

The contract includes the development of software that will enable NGA’s analysts and customers to search and retrieve data from intelligence systems faster and more efficiently than ever before.

The contract was received during the third quarter of Harris’ fiscal 2017.

The software will process content held within the NGA and other intelligence-community agencies. It will allow intelligence officials to provide more timely and accurate support to warfighters and the national security community.

According to Harris’s site, this isn’t the first time the company has partnered up with the NGA seeing as the connection exists almost 20 years to provide automated geospatial data processing, content data management and geospatial systems design and development.

Harris currently provides high resolution geospatial data content and products under NGA’s Foundation GEOINT Content Management (FGCM) program. More generally speaking, Harris helps professionals create geospatial technologies and programs for government agencies and commercial organizations, producing some of the industry’s most advanced products and solutions.