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New NGA Program Pairs Developers with Data to Create Innovative Apps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 11, 2015
No. 2015-12

New NGA Program Pairs Developers with Data
to Create Innovative Apps

TASC manages government program to solicit, screen and acquire
geospatial apps from non-traditional vendors

SPRINGFIELD, Virginia – A new program of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) pairs developers of commercial applications with unclassified geospatial data to create innovative applications that meet mission needs of government and commercial organizations.

The Innovative GEOINT Application Provider Program, or IGAPP, is intended to help harness the creativity of commercial app developers and bridge the gap between traditional government contracting procedures and non-traditional businesses. IGAPP will feed applications into the GEOINT App Store, NGA’s online storefront that provides downloadable applications for mobile, web, and desktop devices.

“IGAPP is a win-win for government, industry and the American public,” says Joedy Saffel, NGA’s IGAPP program lead . “NGA is committed to opening its content, creatively partnering with industry, and delivering applications that are valued by our customers.”

IGAPP will function as a trusted broker between commercial vendors and the government. IGAPP will provide registered and approved app vendors with the infrastructure and support to build, test and launch creative, innovative mapping apps using geospatial data from NGA and other organizations that are then available through NGA’s GEOINT App Store.

NGA awarded a four-year, $25 million contract to TASC, an Engility Company, to manage and operate IGAPP.

IGAPP will be exhibited May 12-13 at the Apps World Conference in San Francisco and June 22-25 at the GEOINT Symposium in Washington DC.

For more information on IGAPP, email igapp@tasc.com.

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