Fedwire

NIMA invites tech alliance help

The National Imagery and Mapping Agency last week issued a solicitation offering contracts to companies and institutions interested in helping the National Technology Alliance meet its needs in four technology areas.

The mission of NTA is "to influence commercial and dual-use technology development with an emphasis on meeting national security and defense needs," according to NIMA, which serves as program executive agent.

The four technology areas are:

* Imagery processing and analysis, geographic information systems and cartography.

* Processing, analysis and management of data.

* Digital technology infrastructure.

* Chemical, biological and radiological defense.

NIMA expects to make one or more awards valued at a total of up to $58 million for each year from 2002 to 2007, according to the broad agency announcement.

The awards would replace the current NTA acquisition vehicles, which expire Sept. 30. Proposals are due by Oct. 11.

White House has new site

The redesigned White House Web site unveiled Aug. 31 was developed after officials examined many federal and state agency sites in an effort to make theirs as user-friendly as possible, according to Tucker Eskew, director of media affairs at the White House.

The new site, still at www.white house.gov, replaces the one put up quickly after President Bush took office. It includes all the material issued since the beginning of the administration, organized in sections based on actual areas of the White House. For example, the "West Wing" includes news and policy information, and the "Oval Office" has information about the president.

Featured

  • Defense
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) reveal concept renderings for the Next NGA West (N2W) campus from the design-build team McCarthy HITT winning proposal. The entirety of the campus is anticipated to be operational in 2025.

    How NGA is tackling interoperability challenges

    Mark Munsell, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s CTO, talks about talent shortages and how the agency is working to get more unclassified data.

  • Veterans Affairs
    Veterans Affairs CIO Jim Gfrerer speaks at an Oct. 10 FCW event (Photo credit: Troy K. Schneider)

    VA's pivot to agile

    With 10 months on the job, Veterans Affairs CIO Jim Gfrerer is pushing his organization toward a culture of constant delivery.

Stay Connected

FCW INSIDER

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.