NextGen Federal Systems awarded new cloud computing contract with National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Morgantown, W.Va. (November 2018) – NextGen Federal Systems (NextGen) was selected by National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to design and develop a modernized cloud-based replacement for their legacy Moving Target Indicator (MTI) ingest, catalog, discovery, retrieval, and visualization system. The modernized MTI system will operate in multiple security domains.

NGA is the lead federal agency for timely and actionable geospatial intelligence. It’s a combined intelligence and combat support organization that enables the intelligence community and the Department of Defense (DoD) to meet national security priorities.

The use of MTI systems is essential for providing the crucial data needed to track activities of interest to both the intelligence and DoD agencies. This new cloud-based system will improve software performance and sustainability while expanding the number of possible users. NGA expects MTI streams, users, and data volumes to grow over time and MTI system will be built using a highly scalable architecture that leverages the unlimited on-demand capacity provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS).

“Our team has a wide range of experience with software engineering and domain experience with the DoD, Intelligence, other Government agencies,” said Joe Robertson, NextGen division manager. “We are looking forward to leveraging our past experience to help the NGA further its mission and transition their capabilities to the cloud.”

The 18-month effort is NextGen’s first contract with the NGA.  In this project, NextGen will develop scalable components that will leverage the AWS Secret Region provided by the Commercial Cloud Services program.  The scalable architecture will utilize infrastructure as a service and platform as a service computing model.

“NextGen strives to provide the best solutions to the entire intelligence and defense community,” said Joe Robertson, NextGen division manager. “Working with NGA is an excellent opportunity to deliver advanced capabilities into operations within this community and expand our footprint.”