TheÂ National Geospatial-Intelligence AgencyÂ has launched a new program forÂ commercial application developers to use unclassified geospatial data in efforts to createÂ new mapping applications.
NGA said MondayÂ applications developed under theÂ Innovative GEOINT Application Provider Program will be available for download via the agency’sÂ GEOINT App Store.
TASC, a subsidiary of Engility, will manage and operate the program for NGA under a four-year, $25 million contractÂ that coversÂ one base year and up to three option years.
IGAPP is designed as a broker between vendors and the government to acquire geospatial mapping applications throughÂ theÂ GEOINT App store.
“NGA is committed to opening its content, creatively partnering with industry, and delivering applications that are valued by our customers,” saidÂ Joedy Saffel, IGAPP’s program lead at NGA.
Engility President and CEO Tony Smeraglinolo said in a separate release that the program works to produce “air, land and sea navigation information, as well as mapping and infrastructure imagery that would provide critical information in emergency situations.”
The agency and company will present IGAPP at the Apps World Conference Tuesday through Wednesday in San Francisco, as well as at the GEOINT Symposium June 22 through June 25 in Washington.