Partnership Leads to Geospatial Intelligence Community First

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Analysts throughout the U.S. intelligence community are working more effectively thanks to close partnership between Esri, a geospatial information and analysis provider and Lockheed Martin.

Lockheed Martin received an Esri Partner of the Year award at the 2015 Esri Partner Conference for demonstrating innovation and best practices in geographic information systems (GIS) and the use of Esri technology.

Lockheed Martin’s Geospatial-Intelligence Visualization Services (GVS) program won the Integrated Enterprise System Services Implementation category for deploying customer applications and Esri’s ArcGIS software to a commercial cloud – which is the first time commercial software was deployed on a commercial cloud for the Intelligence Community. The deployment of the portal for Esri’s ArcGIS provides a single environment for analysts to securely organize and share data throughout the intelligence community and Department of Defense.

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Pictured left to right: GVS Program Manager Richard Stoll, Esri President Jack Dangermond, Business Development Director Dave Messina, and Brenton Wonders, GVS developer

A small team traveled to Palm Springs, California to accept the award on March 10.

“This award speaks to the tremendous value we have created for the Government through our partnership with Esri on GVS,” said Richard Stoll, GVS program manager. “Esri is an integral part of our team on GVS, and our partnership continues to evolve creating opportunities to help our customers solve their most difficult challenges.”

Lockheed Martin and Esri have partnered for eight years on the GVS program, which helped the Intelligence Community achieve multiple cloud computing migration milestones in 2014. The GVS program, originally awarded in 2012, conveys geospatial visualization context and analytic capabilities to warfighters, intelligence officers and policy-makers through classified and unclassified computer networks.