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US Army taps i2 for next-gen ISR platform

17th August 2011 - 01:01 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The US Army awarded i2, the leading provider of intelligence analysis and investigation software, a contract to deliver Analyst's Notebook software for the Army's Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform, the Distributed Common Ground Systems - Army (DCGS-A). i2 will provide the Army with an enterprise-scale license of its award-winning software for use by every analyst, investigator and other personnel with access to the DCGS-A system. The value of the contract is close to $9.6 million.

"This procurement was part of the Army's larger effort to partner with leaders in industry and academia to leverage the top analytical tools to rapidly support the needs of the deployed Warfighter," said Col. Charles A. Wells, the DCGS-A Project Manager. "Analyst's Notebook provides cutting-edge analytical capabilities, and - very importantly - supports full interoperability with the architecture and tools of the greater Intelligence Community."

Intelligence analysts in the Army rely on DCGS-A for the analysis, processing, exploitation and dissemination of information and intelligence data. Currently in deployment across DCGS-A, Analyst's Notebook brings robust data analysis and visualization capabilities, ease of use and implementation, and award-winning support to the ISR platform.

"With its open architecture, Analyst's Notebook supports the Army's strategy to employ and integrate best-of-breed solutions from across the industry to meet the dynamic needs users face in the field on a daily basis," said Robert Griffin, i2 CEO. "Upon reviewing all the technologies available and discussing the current tools in theater with active personnel, the Army chose a proven and robust solution that could meet all the unique requirements of every analyst, and could be deployed quickly. By combining link analysis, social network analysis and geospatial analysis with i2 solutions, the Army can pull data from disparate sources to make non-obvious connections, enhance situational awareness, and most importantly, ensure our troops are equipped to carry out their missions effectively."

As the Army's component of the Department of Defense Distributed Common Ground/Surface System, DCGS-A is interoperable with Army, Joint, and Coalition battle command systems, and connects tactical, operational, and theater-level commanders and their staffs to hundreds of intelligence and intelligence-related data sources at all classification levels, and allows them to focus efforts of the entire ISR community on their information requirements. DCGS-A plugs into the larger Department of Defense and Joint forces intelligence system, the Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise.

The Army is continuing to expand the DCGS-A capabilities to respond to changes in the field and combat developments.

Source: i2


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