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Maxar Receives Contract for NOME Platform Sustainment, Enhancement

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Maxar Receives Contract for NOME Platform Sustainment, Enhancement

The U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has awarded Maxar Technologies a contract to provide sustainment and enhancement services for the National System for Geospatial Intelligence Open Mapping Enclave.

Under the deal, Maxar will support NOME by providing engineering, software development and geospatial tradecraft.

The contract award is valued at up to $26.4 million and will be executed over the course of five years, Maxar announced.

The NOME platform is a web-based technology designed to enable vetter U.S. government users to create and update geospatial features in a crowdsourced living map.

Initially, NOME was developed to support the NGA’s foundation mapping mission. Now, the platform functions as a tool that performs unclassified mission support remotely as the U.S. government continues to operate amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Various users take advantage of the NOME platform to create features for further dissemination across multiple networks and to train models based on artificial intelligence and machine learning technology.

Maxar has worked on the NOME platform for 10 years. 

“We look forward to further advancing the platform and its applications,” said Tony Frazier, Maxar’s executive vice president of global field operations, who is a member of the Potomac Officers Club and winner of the Wash100 Award.

NOME applications include support for the NGA’s mission, as well as initiatives and research related to AI and ML.

The new contract follows a phase three award through the Small Business Innovation Research program. The agreement also marks the first time that the NOME technology has been funded through a standalone contract, Maxar said.

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