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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Intelligence in the Cloud: Lockheed Martin and Esri Cloud Deployment Enables Geospatial Information Sharing Across Intel Community

ArcGISLockheed Martin and Esri have deployed commercial software to the Amazon Web Services Commercial Cloud Services (C2S) environment for the first time with an intelligence community customer, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), in a move that enables government agencies to better share geospatial intelligence.

The deployment of the portal for Esri’s ArcGIS geographic information system (GIS) provides a single environment for analysts to securely organize and share data throughout the intelligence community and Department of Defense. It’s also the foundational step in consolidating multiple geospatial intelligence portals into the single NGA-provided portal, resulting in technology and license cost savings.

This is NGA’s second pioneering step in the cloud, after the agency moved their Map of the World application to the C2S environment late last year.

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