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URSA Space Systems Joins OGSystems’ BlueGlass™ Platform

Chantilly, Va. – June 1, 2017 – OGSystems (OGS), a leader in technology innovation for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC), today announced its partnership with Ursa Space Systems Inc. (Ursa), ...

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OGSystems Releases Next Generation PeARL™ Product Line

Chantilly, Va. – May 25, 2017 – OGSystems (OGS), a leader in technology innovation for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC), today announced the latest updates to the PeARL 3D aerial imaging system and ...

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OGSystems Awarded $8M on T-REX IDIQ Contract

Chantilly, Va. – December 16, 2016 – OGSystems (OGS), a leader in technology innovation for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC), today announced it was awarded two contract delivery orders from the ...

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<p><strong>Chantilly, Va.</strong> – June 1, 2017 – OGSystems (OGS), a leader in technology innovation for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC), today announced its partnership with Ursa Space Systems Inc. (Ursa), incorporating Observation as a Service into BlueGlass – OGSystems’ easily accessible location-based intelligence platform. Ursa specializes in access, aggregation and analytics of global commercial satellite-based radar. </p> <p> “Ursa’s reliable global observation intelligence capabilities bring imagery to life to automate photo interpretation,” said Omar Balkissoon, CEO and co-founder of OGSystems. “BlueGlass brings these observations together with natural language generation to perform basic imagery analysis reporting, freeing analysts and operators to focus on higher order assessments and operations.” </p> <p> OGSystems’ BlueGlass platform models the world delivering insights through integrated data and artificial intelligence. By combining commercial remote sensing, big data, and artificial intelligence to deliver real-time insights through situational awareness, anomaly alerting, and reporting of activities that could pose risk to user operations. </p> <p> OGSystems will showcase BlueGlass during the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation’s (USGIF) 2017 GEOINT Symposium taking place June 4-7 in San Antonio, TX. Visit Booth 525 for a live demo. </p> <p> “We are proud to support OGSystems’ vision of offering location-based intelligence in an easily accessible analytics platform,” said Adam Maher, CEO and founder of Ursa Space Systems. “We’re excited to be working with platforms like BlueGlass to make the power of radar data more accessible to a broader number of users in the world.” </p> <p><strong>About Ursa Space Systems Inc.</strong><p> <p> Ursa delivers global economic intelligence to energy and financial enterprises, providing reliable information about areas of the world that are traditionally opaque. The company was formed in early 2015 by leaders in the satellite and software security fields with the vision to unlock the potential of data and insights derived from satellite imaging. Ursa is headquartered in Ithaca, NY. For more information see <a target="_blank" href="http://ursaspace.com/"><ins>www.ursaspace.com</ins></a>. </p> <p><strong>About OGSystems</strong></p> <p> OGSystems’ (OGS) mission is to provide technically advanced geospatial and security solutions to customers through constant innovation, effecting positive change in every engagement. In an industry accustomed to long and inefficient procurement cycles, OGS thinks differently - we are an alternative for DoD and IC clients seeking nimble companies to solve their most difficult problems. Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, with regional offices in St. Louis, Missouri, San Diego, California, and Portland, Oregon, OGS employs over 300 geospatial engineers, software developers, data scientists and mission subject matter experts. For more information, visit <a target="_blank" href="https://www.ogsystems.com"><ins>https://www.ogsystems.com</ins></a>. </p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong><br/> Carrie Drake<br/> 703.870.7552, ext. 275<br/> <a href="mailto:carrie.drake@ogsystems.com" target="_top">carrie.drake@ogsystems.com</a> </p>
<p><strong>Chantilly, Va.</strong> – May 25, 2017 – OGSystems (OGS), a leader in technology innovation for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC), today announced the latest updates to the PeARL 3D aerial imaging system and PeARL Flash, their sensor agnostic, 2D/3D enterprise level image processing system. </p> <p> “There is a persistent need for access to geospatially accurate 3D processing of Full Motion Video (FMV), Wide Area Motion Imagery (WAMI), Satellite and Airborne Imagery data from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), Manned Airborne platforms and Space Based platforms,” said Hector Cuevas, Associate Partner leading OGSystems’ Portland, Oregon operations. “The PeARL product line enables the fusion of multi sensor content into a single, dynamic 3D processing pipeline that continuously delivers the most accurate and high fidelity product into the hands of military, intelligence, civil and humanitarian mission planning teams.” </p> <figure class="pull-right col-md-4 col-md-offset-0 col-sm-12 col-xs-12 col-xs-offset-0 clearfix"><a href="/images/pearl-image.jpg" data-toggle="lightbox" data-gallery="multiimages" data-title="Next Generation PeARL 6" class="thumbnail" title="click to zoom in"><img src="/images/pearl-image.jpg" alt="Next Generation PeARL 6" class="img-responsive">Click to Zoom In</a></figure> <p> OGSystems’ PeARL Flash generates user defined, on demand 3D derivative products such as Digital Terrain Models, Digital Surface Models and true color encoded point clouds directly from 2D imagery and allows customers to rapidly process aerial imagery and then view results over a secure internet connection. Companies specializing in aerial image acquisition can upload their data after landing and view seamless, orthorectified maps within hours. </p> <p> The next generation PeARL 6 sensor provides 4cm ground sample distance (GSD) at a 10,000 ft above ground level (AGL) with nearly a 2,000-yard configurable swath width, resulting in drastic resolution, color and blooming suppression improvement from the previous generation PeARL 5 sensor, and features significantly decreased size, weight and power (SWaP) requirements. </p> <p> OGSystems will showcase PeARL and PeARL Flash during the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation’s (USGIF) 2017 GEOINT Symposium taking place June 4-7 in San Antonio, TX. Visit Booth 525 for a live demo. </p> <p><strong>About OGSystems</strong></p> <p> OGSystems’ (OGS) mission is to provide technically advanced geospatial and security solutions to customers through constant innovation, effecting positive change in every engagement. In an industry accustomed to long and inefficient procurement cycles, OGS thinks differently - we are an alternative for DoD and IC clients seeking nimble companies to solve their most difficult problems. Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, with regional offices in St. Louis, Missouri, San Diego, California, and Portland, Oregon, OGS employs over 300 geospatial engineers, software developers, data scientists and mission subject matter experts. For more information, visit <a target="_blank" href="https://www.ogsystems.com"><ins>https://www.ogsystems.com</ins></a>. </p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong><br/> Carrie Drake<br/> 703.870.7552, ext. 275<br/> <a href="mailto:carrie.drake@ogsystems.com" target="_top">carrie.drake@ogsystems.com</a> </p>
<p><strong>Chantilly, Va.</strong> – December 16, 2016 – OGSystems (OGS), a leader in technology innovation for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC), today announced it was awarded two contract delivery orders from the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) under the Targeted Requirement Execution (T-REX) IDIQ contract. The delivery orders total over $8M of work to be delivered in 2017 and spans several focus areas. OGSystems is the sole awardee of this work under its prime T-REX contract. </p> <p> “OGS is proud to support USSOCOM with these emerging and urgent requirements,” said Jared Coe, OGS T-REX Program Manager. “Our team works with mission focus every day to deliver advanced technology solutions on-time to our critical SOF customers.” </p> <p> OGSystems will provide Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) related equipment solutions and related incidental development and other services to the Government. The delivery order wins are part of OGSystems’ growing presence in the Special Operations market and its expanding footprint outside of its traditional GEOINT customers. </p> <p> “At OGSystems, we are built to solve technical problems for IC and DoD customers,” said Garrett Pagon, President and Co-founder of OGSystems. “This work represents a time-critical challenge in delivering numerous technical systems in support of SOF tactical elements.” </p> <p><strong>About OGSystems</strong></p> <p> OGSystems’ (OGS) mission is to provide technically advanced solutions to customers through constant innovation, effecting positive change in every engagement. In an industry accustomed to long and inefficient procurement cycles, OGS thinks differently - we are an alternative for DoD and IC clients seeking nimble companies to solve their most difficult problems. Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, with regional offices in St. Louis, Missouri, San Diego, California, and Portland, Oregon, OGS employs over 350 geospatial engineers, software developers, data scientists and mission subject matter experts in the areas of geospatial intelligence and big data analytics. For more information, visit <a target="_blank" href="https://www.ogsystems.com"><ins>https://www.ogsystems.com</ins></a>. </p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong><br/> Carrie Drake<br/> 703.870.7552, ext. 275<br/> <a href="mailto:carrie.drake@ogsystems.com" target="_top">carrie.drake@ogsystems.com</a> </p>
<p><strong>Chantilly, Va.</strong> – November 30, 2016 – OGSystems (OGS), a leader in technology innovation for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC), today announced its partnership with Narrative Science, the leader in advanced natural language generation (Advanced NLG) for the enterprise, in the development of <a target="_blank" href="https://ogsblueglass.com"><ins>BlueGlass&trade;</ins></a> – OGSystems’ easily accessible location-based intelligence platform. </p> <p> “Through our key partnerships, we are one step closer to providing a fully integrated platform for patterns of life and situational awareness to support risk and threat assessments and security operations,” said Omar Balkissoon, CEO and Co-Founder of OGSystems. “The addition of Narrative Science in the development of our BlueGlass&trade; platform will leverage a unique combination of our technologies to tell the story depicted in the data.” </p> <p> “Comprehensive and cogent analysis is vital to every decision-making process,” said John Goolgasian, OGSystems Associate Partner and lead for Geospatial Analytics. “The addition of Narrative Science and its advanced natural language generation to the BlueGlass&trade; platform is turning data from all our partners into compelling stories. We can now provide real-time analysis and automated big data reporting, putting the power of that data into customers’ hands.” </p> <p> The OGSystems BlueGlass&trade; platform combines commercial remote sensing, big data, and cognitive analytics to deliver real-time insights through situational awareness, anomaly alerting, and reporting of activities that could pose risk to the operations of its users. </p> <p> "We're thrilled to be partnering with OGSystems,” said Mauro Mujica-Parodi III, General Manager of Integrated Narrative Solutions and Applications at Narrative Science. “With Advanced NLG capabilities integrated into the BlueGlass&trade; platform, data insights are transformed into intelligent narratives. By receiving insights in natural language, users can more quickly understand and act on potentially significant situations. The partnership reflects OGSystems' commitment to being at the forefront of innovation." </p> <p><strong>About Narrative Science</strong></p> <p> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.narrativescience.com"><ins>Narrative Science</ins></a> is the leader in advanced natural language generation for the enterprise. Its Quill&trade; platform, an intelligent system, analyzes data from disparate sources, understands what is interesting and important to the end user and then automatically generates perfectly written narratives for any intended audience, at unlimited scale. A diverse range of companies such as USAA, MasterCard, American Century Investments, and the U.S. intelligence community utilize Quill to increase efficiency through the elimination of time-consuming, manual processes related to analyzing data and communicating insights, freeing employees to focus on high-value activities and better serving their customers. </p> <p><strong>About OGSystems</strong></p> <p> OGSystems’ (OGS) mission is to provide technically advanced solutions to customers through constant innovation, effecting positive change in every engagement. In an industry accustomed to long and inefficient procurement cycles, OGS thinks differently - we are an alternative for DoD and IC clients seeking nimble companies to solve their most difficult problems. Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, with regional offices in St. Louis, Missouri, San Diego, California, and Portland, Oregon, OGS employs over 350 geospatial engineers, software developers, data scientists and mission subject matter experts in the areas of geospatial intelligence and big data analytics. For more information, visit <a target="_blank" href="https://www.ogsystems.com"><ins>https://www.ogsystems.com</ins></a>. </p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong><br/> Carrie Drake<br/> 703.870.7552, ext. 275<br/> <a href="mailto:carrie.drake@ogsystems.com" target="_top">carrie.drake@ogsystems.com</a> </p>
<p><strong>Chantilly, Va.</strong> – November 3, 2016 – OGSystems (OGS), a leader in technology innovation for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC), today announced Prescient as the latest partnership in the development of <a target="_blank" href="https://ogsblueglass.com"><ins>BlueGlass&trade;</ins></a> – OGSystems’ easily accessible location-based intelligence platform. </p> <p> "Prescient is a premier global risk management firm and its travel intelligence and due diligence are unmatched," said Omar Balkissoon, CEO and Co-Founder of OGSystems. “This strategic partnership provides access to a technology stack and analytics that allow our customers to make informed decisions and mitigate risks; it is a perfect complement to the BlueGlass&trade; platform.” </p> <p> “Prescient’s real-time global location-based risk alerting and their curated foundational intelligence covering over 700 locations is a perfect addition to the BlueGlass&trade; platform,” said John Goolgasian, OGSystems Associate Partner in charge of GEOINT Analytics. “The addition of Prescient to the BlueGlass&trade; team of partners will give our early adopters more access to a wider variety of information than any content and analytics service available; BlueGlass&trade; truly is the most robust and easiest to use location-based intelligence platform ever built.” </p> <p> The OGSystems BlueGlass&trade; platform combines commercial remote sensing, big data, and cognitive analytics to deliver real-time insights through situational awareness, anomaly alerting, and reporting of activities that could pose risk to the operations of its users. </p> <p> “Prescient is looking forward to integrating our intelligence products and threat alerting services into OGSystems’ BlueGlass&trade; platform,” said Mike Bishop, Prescient’s Chief System Architect. “Prescient and OGSystems share a common vision for positively changing the ways in which our customers access and use information to solve complex problems.” </p> <p><strong>About Prescient</strong></p> <p> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.prescient.com/"><ins>Prescient</ins></a> combines leading edge technology and human analysis to deliver simple, actionable insights that help clients mitigate enterprise-wide risks. Prescient’s commercial solutions consist of a comprehensive suite of due diligence, traveler safety, risk management and investigative services that cultivate informed decision making and situational awareness. Prescient’s federal solutions support U.S. agencies with a variety of National Security, compliance, and research and development programs. </p> <p><strong>About OGSystems</strong></p> <p> OGSystems’ (OGS) mission is to provide technically advanced solutions to customers through constant innovation, effecting positive change in every engagement. In an industry accustomed to long and inefficient procurement cycles, OGS thinks differently - we are an alternative for DoD and IC clients seeking nimble companies to solve their most difficult problems. Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, with regional offices in St. Louis, Missouri, San Diego, California, and Portland, Oregon, OGS employs over 350 geospatial engineers, software developers, data scientists and mission subject matter experts in the areas of geospatial intelligence and big data analytics. For more information, visit <a target="_blank" href="https://www.ogsystems.com"><ins>https://www.ogsystems.com</ins></a>. </p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong><br/> Carrie Drake<br/> 703.870.7552, ext. 275<br/> <a href="mailto:carrie.drake@ogsystems.com" target="_top">carrie.drake@ogsystems.com</a> </p>
<p><i>TransVoyant to provide Precise Predictive Intelligence&#8482; to enable continuously updated behavior analysis and anomaly detection for National Security customers</i></p> <p><strong>CHANTILLY, Va.</strong> – October 19, 2016 – OGSystems (OGS), a leader in technology innovation for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC), today announced its partnership with TransVoyant, an Alexandria, Virginia-based company at the forefront of the predictive analytics space.</p> <p>&#34;We&#39;re in the business of contextualizing knowledge from pixels and that knowledge enables the warfighter&#39;s mission,&#34; said Omar Balkissoon, CEO and Co-Founder of OGSystems. &#34;This strategic partnership is another critical element within our BlueGlass&#8482; platform, providing timely content. OGS is all about velocity of innovation and in my mind, TransVoyant is indicative of just that.&#34; </p> <p> &#34;TransVoyant is the perfect addition to the team of companies developing BlueGlass&#8482;&#34;, said John Goolgasian, OGSystems Associate Partner in charge of GEOINT Analytics. &#34;By combining their knowledge of big data and advanced analytics to develop predictive insights with the other BlueGlass&#8482; partners&#39; content, OGSystems will provide our customers with an understanding of their world like no other platform can.&#34; </p> <p>The OGSystems BlueGlass&#8482; platform combines commercial remote sensing, big data, and cognitive analytics to deliver real-time insights through situational awareness, anomaly alerting, and reporting of activities that could pose risk to the operations of its users.</p> <p>&#34;By partnering with OGSystems, we enable their customers with TransVoyant&#39;s Precise Predictive Intelligence solution – analyzing and predicting global, real-time and future behavior across multiple sectors, such as economic, transportation, information, social, energy and infrastructure to empower continuously updated patterns of life, anomaly detection and correlations,&#34; said TransVoyant President & CEO Dennis Groseclose. &#34;The combined OGSystems and TransVoyant solution empowers users with situational awareness as events unfold, and predictive analytics of what is to come in the future to enable better informed strategic decisions that mitigate national security risks and affect outcomes of fast-moving events.&#34;</p> <p></p> <p><strong>About TransVoyant</strong></p> <p>In real time, TransVoyant Precise Predictive Intelligence&#8482; (P2I&#8482;) analyzes trillions of events taking place around the globe (ex. weather, traffic, people movement, shipments, currency fluctuations)—applying advanced behavioral analytics to this streaming big data. TransVoyant continuously monitors behaviors of people, groups, organizations, systems and regions to discover &#39;normal&#39; baselines and trends—spatial and nonspatial—across time (by minute, day of week, season, etc.). These insights are updated live as more data is streamed through its Continuous Decision Intelligence&#8482; (CDI&#8482;) system and as users select new areas of interest or events to be monitored. TransVoyant P2I dynamically identifies deviations from those baselines—detecting anomalous behaviors and events that happened in the past, are happening now, or are predicted to happen—hours, days or weeks into the future.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>About OGSystems</strong></p> <p>OGSystems&#39; (OGS) mission is to provide technically advanced solutions to customers through constant innovation, effecting positive change in every engagement. In an industry accustomed to long and inefficient procurement cycles, OGS thinks differently - we are an alternative for DoD and IC clients seeking nimble companies to solve their most difficult problems. Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, with regional offices in St. Louis, Missouri, San Diego, California, and Portland, Oregon, OGS employs over 350 geospatial engineers, software developers, data scientists and mission subject matter experts in the areas of geospatial intelligence and big data analytics. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.ogsystems.com" target="_blank">http://www.ogsystems.com</a>.</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong><br/> Carrie Drake<br/> 703.870.7552, ext. 275<br/> <a href="mailto:carrie.drake@ogsystems.com" target="_top">carrie.drake@ogsystems.com</a> </p>
<br /><p><strong>Chantilly, Va.</strong> – September 26, 2016 – OGSystems &#40;OGS&#41;, a leader in technology innovation for the Department of Defense &#40;DoD&#41; and Intelligence Community &#40;IC&#41;, today announced that they will partner with <a href="https://www.planet.com/" target="_blank"><ins>Planet</ins></a> in the development of <a href="https://ogsblueglass.com/" target="_blank"><ins>BlueGlass&#x2122;</ins></a> – OGSystems&#39; easily accessible location-based intelligence platform.</p><p>&#34;OGSystems&#39; vision for BlueGlassTM was born out of our internal research and development labs,&#34; said Omar Balkissoon, CEO and Co-Founder of OGSystems. &#34;Through our Immersive Engineering&#x2122; practice, we identified a need to disrupt traditional analytic processes, sift through the overwhelming flood of data, and develop a service to provide GEOINT derived answers to analysts, operators and decision makers. Planet is changing the game as their imaging frequency gets closer and closer to daily cadence. This disruptive approach makes them an ideal first partner for OGSystems’ BlueGlassTM platform.&#34;</p><p>“We are excited to have Planet as the first partner for the development of OGSystems BlueGlass&#x2122;,” said John Goolgasian, OGS Associate Partner in charge of GEOINT Analytics. “Planets synoptic coverage of the Earth will be the perfect analytic source and canvas for the fusion of location-based IoT data and analytics. They will assist us to provide our customers with the most up to date information to help them understand their world.”</p><p>The OGSystems BlueGlass&#x2122; platform combines commercial remote sensing, big data, and cognitive analytics to deliver real-time insights through situational awareness, anomaly alerting, and reporting of activities that could pose risk to the operations of its users.</p><p>&#34;New data streams like Planet&#39;s global, frequent satellite imagery empower new analysis methods. With a growing archive like Planet&#39;s available on the OGSystems BlueGlassTM platform, analysts can monitor ongoing events, and develop new ways to detect and analyze change on a monthly, weekly and even daily basis,&#34; said Scott Brunton, Planet&#39;s Director of US Government Sales.</p><p><strong>About Planet</strong><br />Planet designs, builds and operates the world&#39;s largest constellation of Earth-imaging satellites. Planet&#39;s mission is to image the entire Earth, every day and make global change visible, accessible, and actionable. With the complementary RapidEye constellation, Planet has an image archive from 2009 and a network over one hundred partners around the world. See change. Change the world. Learn more at <a href="https://www.planet.com/" target="_blank"><ins>www.planet.com</ins></a> and follow <a href="https://twitter.com/planetlabs" target="_blank"><ins>@planetlabs.</ins></a></p><p><strong>About OGSystems</strong><br />OGSystems&#39; &#40;OGS&#41; mission is to provide technically advanced solutions to customers through constant innovation, effecting positive change in every engagement. In an industry accustomed to long and inefficient procurement cycles, OGS thinks differently - we are an alternative for DoD and IC clients seeking nimble companies to solve their most difficult problems. Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, with regional offices in St. Louis, Missouri, San Diego, California, and Portland, Oregon, OGS employs over 350 geospatial engineers, software developers, data scientists and mission subject matter experts in the areas of geospatial intelligence and big data analytics. For more information, visit <a href="https://www.ogsystems.com/" target="_blank"><ins>OGSystems.com</ins>.</a></p>
<br /><p><strong>Chantilly, Va.</strong> – September 22, 2016 – OGSystems &#40;OGS&#41;, a leader in technology innovation for the Department of Defense &#40;DoD&#41; and Intelligence Community &#40;IC&#41;, today announced it was teaming with Leidos to provide geospatial data processing services in support of the Army Geospatial Center&#39;s High-Resolution 3D Geospatial Information program. The contract has a one-year base period of performance and includes four one-year options.</p><p>“At our core, OGSystems is a geospatial enabler and the outstanding support that our team continues to provide to the Army Geospatial Center exemplifies that,” said Omar Balkissoon, OGSystems&#39; CEO and Co-Founder. “We pursue strategic partnerships with industry leaders such as Leidos in support of the &#41; warfighter mission and the security of our great nation.”</p><p><strong>About OGSystems</strong><br />OGSystems’ &#40;OGS&#41; mission is to provide technically advanced solutions to customers through constant innovation, effecting positive change in every engagement. In an industry accustomed to long and inefficient procurement cycles, OGS thinks differently - we are an alternative for DoD and IC clients seeking nimble companies to solve their most difficult problems. Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, with regional offices in St. Louis, Missouri, San Diego, California, and Portland, Oregon, OGS employs over 350 geospatial engineers, software developers, data scientists and mission subject matter experts in the areas of geospatial intelligence and big data analytics. For more information, visit <a href="https://www.ogsystems.com/" target="_blank"><ins>OGSystems.com</ins>.</a></p>
<br /><p><strong>Chantilly, VA, September 8, 2016 </strong> &#45; OGSystems &#40;OGS&#41;, a leader in technology innovation for the Department of Defense &#40;DoD&#41; and Intelligence Community &#40;IC&#41; announced that it has been ranked No. 2122 on the 35th annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. OGSystems shares this pedigree with companies such as Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, GoPro, Oracle and other notable alumni.</p><p>“It is an honor to be included among the fastest growing private companies for the 5th consecutive year,” said Omar Balkissoon, CEO and Co-Founder of OGSystems. “We are driven by a passion to support our customer&#39;s mission with speed and efficiency. It is with this passion that we continue to grow incrementally year after year.”</p><p>The 2016 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. &#40;available on newsstands August 23&#41;is the most competitive crop in the list&#39;s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 433%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $200 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 640,000 jobs over the past three years, or about 8% of all jobs created in the entire economy during that period. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at <a href=http://www.inc.com/inc5000 target=_blank><ins>INC.com</ins></a></p><p>'The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts', said Inc. President and Editor-inChief Eric Schurenberg. “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc&#46; 5000 without building something great – usually from scratch. That&#39;s one of the hardest things to do in business&#44; as every company founder knows. But without it&#44; free enterprise fails.”</p><p>OGSystems&#39; &#40;OGS&#41; mission is to provide technically advanced solutions to customers through constant innovation&#44; effecting positive change in every engagement. In an industry accustomed to long and inefficient procurement cycles&#44; OGS thinks differently - we are an alternative for DoD and IC clients seeking nimble companies to solve their most difficult problems. Headquartered in Chantilly&#44; Virginia&#44; with regional offices in St. Louis, Missouri&#44; San Diego&#44; California&#44; and Portland&#44; Oregon&#44; OGS employs over 350 geospatial engineers, software developers, data scientists and mission subject matter experts in the areas of geospatial intelligence and big data analytics. For more information, visit <a href=//www.ogsystems.com target=_blank><ins>OGSystems</ins></a></p></ins></a></p>
<br /><p><strong>Chantilly, VA, September 8, 2016 </strong> &#45; OGSystems &#40;OGS&#41;, a leader in technology innovation for the Department of Defense &#40;DoD&#41; and Intelligence Community &#40;IC&#41;, today announced it was awarded a $3.8 million contract with the Navy Center for Security Forces &#40;CENSECFOR&#41; located in Little Creek, Va.</p><p>“We are delighted to have this opportunity to help the Navy achieve their objective of high-velocity training,” said Garrett Pagon, OGSystems&#39; President and Co-Founder.</p><p>The Innovation Cell Support Services contract will introduce innovation into the Navy Center for Security Forces training programs. OGS will deliver innovation using Immersive Engineering, Lean Startup and Agile techniques over three years and employ leading-edge technology, such as Virtual and Augmented reality, to transform the Navy’s training approach.</p><p><strong>About Navy Center for Security Forces</strong><br />Stood up in July 2004, the Center for Security Forces is one of thirteen learning centers within the Naval Education and Training Command &#40;NETC&#41;. The Center trains more than 28,000 students per year and has fourteen training location across the U.S. and around the world.</p><p><strong>About OGSystems</strong><br />OGSystems’ (OGS) mission is to provide technically advanced solutions to customers through constant innovation, effecting positive change in every engagement. In an industry accustomed to long and inefficient procurement cycles, OGS thinks differently - we are an alternative for DoD and IC clients seeking nimble companies to solve their most difficult problems. Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, with regional offices in St. Louis, Missouri, San Diego, California, and Portland, Oregon, OGS employs over 350 geospatial engineers, software developers, data scientists and mission subject matter experts in the areas of geospatial intelligence and big data analytics. For more information, visit <a href=//www.ogsystems.com target=_blank><ins>OGSystems</ins></a></p></ins></a></p>
<br /><p><strong>Chantilly, Virginia – July 14, 2016</strong> &#45; OGSystems (OGS), a leader in technology innovation for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC), today announced the notification of award to compete for a range of functional support task orders in support of the U.S. Navy. This is a multibillion-dollar Government Wide Acquisition Contract.</p><p>&#34;We are excited to be afforded the opportunity to support the Navy,&#34; said Aarish Gokaldas, Executive Partner and market development lead. &#34;OGSystems will bring our unique engineering and analytic capabilities to bear on the mission challenges for the Navy, as we have done for our other customers.&#34;</p><p>This round of awards and orders will run through a three-year period of performance, according to a July 1 Department of Defense press release. The scope of work encompasses 22 service areas including: research and development, engineering, prototyping, and logistics support - all areas where OGSystems is making an impact across the community.</p><br /><p><strong>About OGSystems</strong><br />OGSystems&#39; &#40;OGS&#41; mission is to provide technically advanced solutions to customers through constant innovation, effecting positive change in every engagement. In an industry accustomed to long and inefficient procurement cycles, OGS thinks differently – we are an alternative for DoD and IC clients seeking nimble companies to solve their most difficult problems. Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, with regional offices in St. Louis, Missouri, San Diego, California, and Portland, Oregon, OGS employs over 350 geospatial engineers, software developers, data scientists and mission subject matter experts in the areas of geospatial intelligence and big data analytics. For more information, visit <a href=//www.ogsystems.com target=_blank><ins>OGSystems</ins></a></p><strong>Contact:</strong><br/>Carrie Drake<br/>703.870.7552, ext. 275<br/><a href="mailto:carrie.drake@ogsystems.com"><ins>carrie.drake@ogsystems.com</ins></a></p>
<h3 style='text-align:center;'><i>John Goolgasian Aims to Further Company&#39;s Geospatial Analytics Efforts</i></h3><p><strong>Chantilly, Virginia – July 5, 2016</strong> &#45; OGSystems (OGS), a leader in technology innovation for the Department of Defense &#40;DoD&#41; and Intelligence Community &#40;IC&#41;, today announced the hiring of John Goolgasian, former Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency&#39;s &#40;NGA&#41; Source Operations and Management Directorate.</p><p>&#34;Our customers&#39; goal is to succeed in the open, and part of our mission is to help them achieve that goal,&#34; said Omar Balkissoon, CEO and Co-Founder. &#34;John has had a stellar career with the government and has demonstrated commitment to solving hard problems with a sense of urgency. I&#39;m motivated and inspired by my interactions with John and look forward to the innovative spirit that he will bring to the industry. We are proud to have him join the OGSystems team.&#34;</p><p>Previously, Goolgasian was the Director of the Foundation GEOINT Group in Source. He served in two successive roles leading the implementation of the NGA Vision, first as the Implementation Lead for Analytic Depth then as the Deputy Lead for the Online GEOINT Services Strategic Initiative which eventually became the eXperience Directorate.  Since starting his government career as a cartographer with the Defense Mapping Agency, Goolgasian has served in many assignments, to include Branch Chief of the Spatial Analysis Branch of NIMA&#39;s Office of Counterterrorism and the Deputy Division Chief of the Iraq and Arabian Peninsula Division. He achieved executive status as the Senior Advisor for Geospatial Analysis to NGA&#39;s Analysis and Production Directorate and had successive senior assignments as the Deputy Director and Director of the Office of Americas, the Director of the Office of Counterterrorism and as a loaned executive to the US Coast Guard as the Senior Advisor to the Assistant Commandant for Intelligence and Criminal Investigation.</p><p>&#34;I am very excited to join the OGSystems family,&#34; said Goolgasian. &#34;I have always been impressed with OGSystems&#39; non-traditional risk-taking approach to solving the nation&#39;s most complex problems. I can&#39;t think of a better place where I can help shape the future of intelligence through the application of technology.&#34;</p><p>Goolgasian holds a Bachelor&#39;s Degree in Geography from Mary Washington College and a Post Graduate Intelligence Program Degree in Strategic Intelligence from the Joint Military Intelligence College. He joins OGSystems as an Associate Partner and will lead the company&#39;s Geospatial Analytics efforts.</p><p><strong>About OGSystems</strong><br/>OGSystems&#39; &#40;OGS&#41; mission is to provide technically advanced solutions to customers through constant innovation, effecting positive change in every engagement. In an industry accustomed to long and inefficient procurement cycles, OGS thinks differently &#45; we are an alternative for DoD and IC clients seeking nimble companies to solve their most difficult problems. Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, with regional offices in St. Louis, Missouri, San Diego, California, and Portland, Oregon, OGS employs over 350 geospatial engineers, software developers, data scientists and mission subject matter experts in the areas of geospatial intelligence and big data analytics. For more information, visit <a href=//www.ogsystems.com target=_blank>OGSystems</a></p>
<figure class="pull-left col-md-4 col-md-offset-0 col-sm-10 col-sm-offset-1 col-xs-12 col-xs-offset-0 clearfix"><a href="/images/ie.png" data-toggle="lightbox" data-gallery="multiimages" data-title="OGS Immersive Engineering Overview" class="thumbnail" title="click to zoom in"><img src="/images/ie.png" alt="OGS Immersive Engineering Overview" class="img-responsive" />Click to Zoom In</a></figure><h3 style='text-align:center;'><i>The practice to visualize the future state of GEOINT</i></h3><p>Chantilly, Va. &#45; June 17, 2016 &#45; OGSystems &#40;OGS&#41; debuted its Immersive Engineering&#153; practice with a mind mapping data collection exercise focused on the &#34;Future State of GEOINT” at the 2016 GEOINT Symposium in Orlando,Florida.</p><p>Immersive Engineering&#153; is OGSystems&#39; problem to solutions approach integrating the commercial best&#45;practice techniques and expertise of Lean Startup, Visioneering, Scaled Agile Framework enterprise &#40;SAFe&#41;, and Human&#45;Centered Design. The Immersive Engineering&#153; engagement experience transforms ambiguous mission challenges into mission relevant, business value&#45;driven destinations.</p><p>&#34;Our clients are seeking ways to translate their vision effectively into a set of actions and Immersive Engineering&#153; helps them do that,&#34; said Omar Balkissoon, CEO and Co&#45;Founder of OGSystems. &#34;We want to help our customers reach solutions quickly and effectively. Through Immersive Engineering&#153; we Discover and clarify the attributes of the Challenge, Explore the marketplace for opportunities, then Model and mash to identify viable options that work for the client and Understand the impact solution options have on their environment.&#34;</p><p>Employing Immersive Engineering&#153;, our Visioneering team conducted a Discover activity that engaged GEOINT Symposium 2016 attendees and captured their perspective on the future state of GEOINT. Participants from the Federal Government, academia, technology vendors, and defense contractors consistently provided their perspectives throughout the 3&#45;day event. OGSystems captured that data into a mind map and visual rendering. The findings from the Discover activity will be used as a part of an Internal Research and Development project to further inform OGSystems investment in advancing the state of GEOINT to include OGSystems own Analytics&#45;as&#45;a&#45;Service offering.</p><h3 style='font-weight:bold;'>About OGSystems</h3><p>OGSystems’ &#40;OGS&#41; mission is to provide technically advanced solutions to customers through constant innovation, effecting positive change in every engagement. In an industry accustomed to long and inefficient procurement cycles, OGS thinks differently &#45; we are an alternative for DoD and IC clients seeking nimble companies to solve their most difficult problems. Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, with regional offices in St. Louis, Missouri, San Diego, California, and Portland, Oregon, OGS employs over 350 geospatial engineers, software developers, data scientists and mission subject matter experts in the areas of geospatial intelligence and big data analytics. For more information, visit <a href=//www.ogsystems.com target=_blank>OGSystems</a></p><p><strong>Contact:</strong><br/>Carrie Drake<br/>703.870.7552, ext. 275<br/>carrie.drake@ogsystems.com</p>
<p>OGSystems, a leader in technology innovation for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC), today announced the appointment of John Sanders, former Chief Technology Officer and Assistant Administrator for the Office of Security Capabilities of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Mr. Sanders’ insight and extensive experience managing and scaling technology companies will be invaluable in accelerating OGSystems’ growth.</p><p>&#34;We are excited to have a seasoned veteran of his caliber on our board. He brings unique insights from being on both sides of the market from founding and running a successful start up to understanding the delicate activities of the Federal Government,&#34; said Omar Balkissoon, CEO of OGSystems. &#34;We are very much looking forward to exploring truly disruptive strategies and techniques in providing our customers an immersion experience like no other.&#34;</p><p>Mr. Sanders joined TSA in 2010 and served as the Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Security Technologies, where he focused on day-to-day operations and assisted TSA senior leadership in the development and execution of risk-based security initiatives. Most recently, Mr. Sanders served as Assistant Administrator for the Office of Security Capabilities and Chief Technology Officer. In this role, he oversaw the implementation and development, test and evaluation, acquisition, deployment and maintenance of TSA security technologies and systems across multiple modes of transportation.</p><p>Prior to joining TSA, Sanders co-founded Reveal Imaging Technologies, Inc., and was the company's Executive Vice President. He is the former Vice President of Corporate Development for SAIC's Vehicle and Cargo Inspection System (VACIS) product line, and has also held senior management positions in government affairs and business development at PerkinElmer Detection Systems, Vivid Technologies and Quantum Magnetics.</p><p>Mr. Sanders holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from University of California San Diego and a Masters of Science in Physics from San Diego State University.</p><p><strong>About OGSystems</strong><br />OGSystems’ (OGS) mission is to provide technically advanced solutions to customers through constant innovation, effecting positive change in every engagement. In an industry accustomed to long and inefficient procurement cycles, OGS thinks differently – we are an alternative for DoD and IC clients seeking nimble companies to solve their most difficult problems. Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, with regional offices in St. Louis, Missouri, Seattle, Washington, San Diego, California, and Portland, Oregon, OGS employs over 350 geospatial engineers, software developers, data scientists and mission subject matter experts in the areas of geospatial intelligence, big data analytics and cyber security. For more information, go to <a href=https://www.ogsystems.com target=_blank>www.ogsystems.com</a>.</p><p>Contact: Michael Liuzzo<br />202.830.2777, ext. 239<br /><a href=mailto:mike.liuzzo@ogsystems.com>mike.liuzzo@ogsystems.com</a>
<p><strong>McLean, Virginia – May 4, 2015</strong> - OGSystems was presented with the 2015 Corporate Growth Award for Private Equity Deal of the Year for its partnership with General Catalyst Partners by ACG National Capital.</p><p>The winners were selected out of a pool of exceptional nominees from the greater D.C. business community by the 2015 Corporate Growth Awards Committee, and announced at a black tie gala on April 31, 2015.</p><p>“The Washington, D.C. business community represents a diverse group of markets and industries that are all well represented among the finalists of this year’s Corporate Growth Awards,” said Jean Stack, Managing Director at Houlihan Lokey and chair of the 2015 Corporate Growth Awards Committee. “We want to congratulate this year’s winners for continuing their contributions to one of the largest, most successful economies in the country and for driving corporate growth across the region.”</p><p>The ACG National Capital Corporate Growth Awards recognize the enterprises and individuals in the greater Washington, D.C. metro area’s business community that have exhibited excellence in corporate growth and dealmaking over the past year. </p><p>“The game has been defined; we’re leveraging the General Catalyst investment to out train, out maneuver and pivot around the competition, enabling a new class of innovation for our customers to experience,” said Omar Balkissoon, OGSystems chief executive officer and co-founder. “We, and other middle market players are responding to the Pentagon and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s call for action to innovate and increase research and development activities addressing the short comings in the traditional DoD contractor supplier base.”</p><p><strong>About OGSystems</strong><br />OGSystems’ (OGS) mission is to provide technically advanced solutions to customers through constant innovation, effecting positive change in every engagement. In an industry accustomed to long and inefficient procurement cycles, OGS thinks differently – we are an alternative for DoD and IC clients seeking nimble companies to solve their most difficult problems. Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, with regional offices in St. Louis, Missouri, Seattle, Washington, and San Diego, California, OGS employs over 350 geospatial engineers, software developers, data scientists and mission subject matter experts in the areas of geospatial intelligence, big data analytics and cyber security. For more information, go to www.ogsystems.com. </p><p><strong>About ACG National Capital </strong><br />ACG National Capital, a chapter of the international association, ACG (Association for Corporate Growth) that serves Washington, D.C., northern Virginia and southern Maryland, drives middle-market growth and increases deal flow. It provides unparalleled opportunities for networking, deal making and professional development for individuals involved in building corporate value through M&A, strategic partnerships, organic growth and capital funding.</p><p>ACG National Capital's veteran leadership and its membership have participated in nearly every M&A transaction completed recently in the D.C. metro region with over 400 members. For more information, visit <a target=_blank href=http://www.acgcapital.org>www.acgcapital.org</a> or the ACG online publication at <a target=_blank href=http://www.acgcapitalblog.com>www.acgcapitalblog.com</a>.</p><p>Contact:</p><p>Michael Liuzzo<br />202.830.2777, ext. 239<br /><a href=mailto:mike.liuzzo@ogsystems.com> mike.liuzzo@ogsystems.com </a></p>
<p class=paragraphs><i>Acquisition to accelerate disruptive 3D geospatial processing solutions for the DoD and IC</i></p><p class=paragraphs>CHANTILLY, Va. – March 5, 2015 – OGSystems (OGS), a leader in technology innovation for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC), today announced its acquisition of Urban Robotics, a Portland, OR -based leader in advanced airborne military Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) applications. With cluster computing and algorithms to solve complex 2D and 3D geospatial problems, Urban Robotics provides solutions to create high-resolution 3D models for Special Operations mission planning.</p><p class=paragraphs>The acquisition of Urban Robotics will allow both companies to leverage each other’s technical development capabilities with advanced technology exploration through VIPER Labs. These next-generation solutions will be available to OGS’ IC, DoD and commercial customers, providing continued disruption and innovation through immersive engineering and agile development techniques for ISR remote sensing software, hardware and professional services.</p><p class=paragraphs>“The Urban Robotics acquisition complements OGS by matching our entrepreneurial and idea-driven culture and furthering our reputation for geospatial engineering innovation,” said Omar Balkissoon, CEO of OGSystems. “OGS is at the forefront of airborne data collection, and the incredibly detailed and immersive 3D point clouds Urban Robotics creates will help us continue to push the envelope in geospatial data fusion.”</p><p class=paragraphs>OGS’ objective is to build on its already successful idea-to-reality VIPER Labs platform, fostering innovation by leveraging current and future Urban Robotics technical expertise, projects and ideas. Combined, both companies will cross-pollinate emerging customer needs with software mash-ups, enabling a new customer experience.</p><p class=paragraphs>“Urban Robotics has found a true partner for growth with OGS,” said Geoff Peters, CEO of Urban Robotics. “Their technology focus, strong cultural and own-the-outcome attitude provides a natural fit.”</p><p class=paragraphs>Urban Robotics will remain in Portland while leveraging OGS’ VIPER Labs locations across the country for continued innovation.</p><p class=paragraphs><strong>About OGSystems</strong></p><p class=paragraphs>OGSystems’ (OGS) mission is to provide technically advanced solutions to customers through constant innovation, effecting positive change in every engagement. In an industry accustomed to long and inefficient procurement cycles, OGS thinks differently – we are an alternative for DoD and IC clients seeking nimble companies to solve their most difficult problems. Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, with regional offices in Tampa, Florida, St. Louis, Missouri, Seattle, Washington, and San Diego, California, OGS employs over 300 geospatial engineers, software developers, data scientists and mission subject matter experts in the areas of cybersecurity, geospatial intelligence, and big data analytics. The company has an entrepreneurial culture where “the best idea wins” and risk taking and creative engineering are nurtured. OGS’ goal is to provide technically advanced, reliable and trustworthy services to customers in our core markets while aggressively expanding into new markets.</p><p class=paragraphs><strong>About Urban Robotics</strong></p><p class=paragraphs>Urban Robotics is a mission critical hardware, systems, and services provider in the advanced geospatial imaging technology sector. Their key products include the PeARL™ airborne imaging system, TerraFlash 3D imagery processing software, and WulfPack deployable computing clusters. All of their products have been developed, tested, and operationally proven with a sole focus on supporting the needs of the DoD and IC with the highest quality imagery product possible. Over 15 years of continuous innovation and development have advanced their products from innovative concept to field-proven reality with a commitment to furthering the state of the art in geospatial imagery collection and processing. Today, the PeARL™ imaging sensor is flown on dozens of different aerial platforms in numerous active areas of operation throughout the world. Urban Robotics’ staff is the premier technical experts for delivering near-real-time processing of imagery, as well as advanced post-processing creating high-resolution 2D and 3D image models. Our goal is to continue supporting the IC and DoD with innovative and newly emerging techniques, tactics, and technologies in all areas of the geospatial market.</p><p class=paragraphs><strong>Media Contact:</strong></p><p class=paragraphs>Diane Schreiber</p><p class=paragraphs>Email: <a tabindex=-1 href=mailto:diane.schreiber@sparkpr.com>diane.schreiber@sparkpr.com</a></p><p class=paragraphs>Cell: 415.279.4440</p>
<p class=paragraphs>OGSystems (OGS), a leading provider of IT and business solutions to federal government and commercial business, will sponsor the Mil-OSS Student Hackathon, being held Feb. 21-22 in St. Louis.</p><p class=paragraphs>Student hackers are invited to develop the best defense-themed web mapping applications and win cash prizes. Prizes will be awarded within age groups, which will include high school (under 18) and college-aged (18-23). With industry sponsors, Department of Defense and industry senior executives, academic thought leaders, and technical mentors from some of the Midwest's fastest-growing startups attending, the event is a unique opportunity to network with the industry's best existing and emerging talents.</p><p class=paragraphs><strong>Event dates</strong>: Feb. 21 2015: 10am-9pm; Feb. 22 2015: 9am-9pm</p><p class=paragraphs><strong>Location</strong>: TRex Building, 911 Washington Ave, St Louis, MO 63101</p>
<p class=paragraphs>OGSystem’s Viper Labs 0FFS3C Team will be sponsoring a Capture The Flag event on September 13, 2014 – Top 3 players win a challenge coin, t-shirt, and sticker with bonus prizes awarded to the 1st and 2nd place winners. For details and registration, go to <a target=_blank href=http://www.red-team-labs.com>www.red-team-labs.com</a>.</p>
<p class=paragraphs>OGSystems (OGS), a leading provider of IT and business solutions to federal government and commercial business, today announced its sponsorship and participation in the GlobalHack II competition, being held Aug. 22-24 in St. Louis, MO. The GlobalHack organization was launched with the goal of attracting top talent, developing more products and services, and creating awareness in the St. Louis technology scene. GlobalHack II will build on the success of its first Hackathon in St. Louis, which encompassed 200 participants from five states.</p><p class=paragraphs>During the 48-hour GlobalHack competition, small teams (one to 10 members) of developers, designers and entrepreneurs are assigned a specific real-world scenario and will collaborate to create an application that solves that problem. The winning team will take home the $50,000 prize and the opportunity to develop professional networks.</p><p class=paragraphs>OGSystems’ desire is to foster innovation through its VIPER Labs, an idea-to-platform center used to take ideas and bring them into demonstrated reality. Through its sponsorship of GlobalHack, OGS furthers its commitment to rapidly evolving technologies, emerging talent and an entrepreneurial culture.</p><p class=paragraphs>“Our growth rate and customer appreciation has been based on one thing – the ability to innovate and deliver solutions more quickly than our larger competitors,” said Garrett Pagon, President of OGSystems. “This competition perfectly fits our ‘agility first, ship and deliver’ mindset, and we are excited to see what the contestants can do to solve a national security challenge.”</p><p class=paragraphs>OGSystems executive and senior technical partners will be on hand to meet with competitors and judge the final submissions.</p>
<p class=paragraphs>The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with 40 major publishing partners across the United States. Through its workplace improvement offerings, WorkplaceDynamics provides solutions, training and tools to help clients improve their workplace.</p><p class=paragraphs>OGSystems is honored to accept 15th place for medium sized companies by the Washington Post. Instilling a unique culture and energy is a huge factor that the company takes great pride in as they continue to grow. Being named a Top Work place is also a humbling reassurance that employees are happy and giving positive feedback. OGSystems is confident that they will maintain its trust in employee satisfaction for every successful year to come.</p><p class=paragraphs>The Washington Post will publish the complete list of Top Workplaces on June 22nd. For more information about the Top Workplaces lists and WorkplaceDynamics, please visit <a target=_blank href=http://www.topworkplaces.com>www.topworkplaces.com</a> and <a target=_blank href=http://www.workplacedynamics.com>www.workplacedynamics.com</a>.</p>
<p class=paragraphs>OGSystems today announced a partnership with General Catalyst Partners that will enable OGSystems to accelerate an innovation engine focused on the creation of agile software and integration solutions across cybersecurity, geospatial, and data science disciplines for the Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community (IC) and commercial clients. The company also announced the appointment of Tad Elmer, an XIR at General Catalyst and former CEO of BBN Technologies (a long-time innovator in the DoD/IC space), to its board of directors.</p><p class=paragraphs > General Catalyst Partners is a venture capital firm that makes early-stage and growth equity investments. The firm backs exceptional entrepreneurs who are building innovative technology companies that transform industries, including KAYAK, Demandware, Stripe, Airbnb, The Honest Company, Warby Parker, Datalogix, BigCommerce, Snapchat, HubSpot, and Datto. The General Catalyst partnership leverages its broad experience to help founders build market-leading businesses. General Catalyst has offices in Cambridge, MA, Palo Alto, CA and New York City. For more information, visit: <a target=_blank href=http://www.generalcatalyst.com>www.generalcatalyst.com</a> or <a target=_blank href= http://www.twitter.com/gcvp>www.twitter.com/gcvp</a></p><p class=paragraphs><a target=_blank href=http://t.co/51cxW6JZu7>Read full article here</a></p>
Peerless Technologies and OGSystems announce agreement to form the Peerless OGSystems Joint Venture<br /><p class=’paragraphs’>Fairborn, OH and Chantilly, VA – 21 November 2013 – Peerless Technologies Corporation (Peerless) and OGSystems, LLC in pursuit of the National Air and Space Intelligence Center’s (NASIC) Advanced Technical Exploitation Program (ATEP II) acquisition, announced today the formation of the Peerless-OGSystems Joint Venture (JV).</p><br /><p class=’paragraphs’>In announcing the joint venture, both Mr. Michael Bridges, President of Peerless, and Mr. Omar Balkissoon, CEO of OGSystems, noted that this partnership is a force multiplier for their respective companies in a key strategic region and important customer base. The resulting JV brings together two premier small businesses with complementary capabilities, who share a commitment to fulfilling NASIC’s mission and vision. The new JV and its team is uniquely qualified to create innovative customer solutions within this constantly evolving, budget-constrained intelligence community. As Mr. Balkissoon stated, “the success of the Peerless OGSystems Joint Venture is based on a shared culture and mindset that we will continue to bring the most innovative and affordable GEOINT and MASINT solutions to our customers and effect change in everything we do.”</p><br /><p class=’paragraphs’>Peerless, founded in 2000 and headquartered in Fairborn, OH has achieved a successful prime contractor history at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on large multiple award contracts providing programmatic and engineering solutions on prime contracts including the $93M Air Force 711th Human Performance Wing Mission Support contract and the $950M ACCESS contract supporting the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. Peerless manages a workforce of 266 professionals, on over fifty contracts, supporting Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and the Environmental Protection Agency, with an established and growing Intelligence practice within the Air Force. Recently, Peerless hired three well-recognized local experts to strengthen its intelligence market position: Dr Seth Orloff, Nationally renowned remote sensing research and development scientist, Mr Dave Garcia, a 7-year veteran of advanced technical intelligence production systems, and Mr Don Greiman, former NASIC Vice Commander.</p><br /><p class=’paragraphs’>OGSystems is a leader in the geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) and measurement and signature intelligence (MASINT) disciplines, with approximately 75% of its internal research and development budget focused on algorithm development and architecture support within these domains. Furthermore, OGSystems is the largest small business provider of geospatial mission engineering support to the Intelligence Community. The Peerless-OGSystems JV effectively synergizes Peerless’ local market knowledge and program management expertise and OGSystems’ deep technical domain expertise in geospatial technologies. “The newly formed Joint Venture creates a prime contractor that can effectively manage the complex and extremely broad technical and management challenges NASIC faces on ATEP as we do today for other markets,” said Mr. Bridges. “There are no other locally headquartered small businesses that can offer that combination”.</p><br /><p class=’paragraphs’>About OGSystems, LLC</p><br /><p class=’paragraphs’>Founded in 2005, OGSystems (OGS) is a proven agile software and systems development company specializing in Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community (IC), and commercial systems development and integration. Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, with regional offices in Florida, Missouri and Colorado, OGS has over 220 employees located throughout the country and overseas. We boast an entrepreneurial culture that emphasizes risk through idea engineering, and counts a growth rate of over 100% year-over-year since inception, with a retention rate of 96%. OGS has product and service solutions for the geospatial, cyber, and corporate management markets, with a growing portfolio of over 20 prime contracts and a half dozen software products. Our goal is to provide recognizable and trustworthy services to the US Government and commercial businesses in our core markets.</p><br /><p class=’paragraphs’>About Peerless Technologies Corporation</p><br /><p class=’paragraphs’>Peerless Technologies Corporation (Peerless) is an American-owned, Fairborn, Ohio 8(a) Small Business with 266 employees. Peerless core capabilities are Systems Engineering; Program Management; Information Technology; Cyber Defense; Medical and Human Performance; Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance; Training and Training Systems; and Research and Development, Test and Evaluation. Peerless provides technology-focused consulting and research to federal clients including the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and the Environmental Protection Agency. Peerless has multiple operating locations nationwide and an extensive portfolio of federal government customers and support experience.</p>
OGSystems LLC, a leading company in LiDAR announced that their 3D viewer, LiMo, is immediately available for download. LiMo is the first LiDAR app that exploits, views and manipulates data in the world. It was specifically created to assist scientists, mapping professionals, and other end users interested in LiDAR to examine both man-made and natural environments with precision, accuracy and flexibility. This heightens LiDAR data mobility to provide specialists with continuous access whether they are in the office or on site. This release of LiMo runs on Android-based devices.<p class=paragraphs>LiMo noteworthy features:</p><ul><li>All-native rendering utilizing OpenGL</li><li>Supports LAS 1.0 through 1.3 files</li><li>Supports 8-bit DEM (GeoTIFF) files</li><li>Supports point clouds up to 5 million points</li><li>Selectable vertex/point coloring method (elevation, intensity, RGB, & classification)</li><li>Place Markers</li><li>Measure Line (Mensuration)</li><li>Gesture-based navigation (pan, zoom, & rotate)</li><li>Gesture undo, save view, restore view</li><li>Recenter</li><li>Adjustable point size, font size, and gesture sensitivity</li><li>Pop-up alert when a large file is being loaded</li><li>Screenshot of currently displayed point cloud, labels, and markers</li></ul><p class=paragraphs>The advantages of LiMo include:</p><ul><li>Improving the quality of decisions made by field personnel by providing quick access to data sets</li><li>Increasing the return on investment in LiDAR data by making this app available to previous and new geospatial professionals</li><li>Increasing mobility without being tied to a desktop or server</li></ul><p class=paragraphs>LiMo is currently available to users within the United States free of charge and can be downloaded here:<a target=_blank href= http://bit.ly/15u9qqu> http://bit.ly/15u9qqu</a></p><p class=paragraphs><strong>About OGSystems, LLC</strong></p><p class=paragraphs>Founded by Garrett Pagon and Omar Balkissoon in 2005, OGSystems (OGS) is a software and systems development company specializing in Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community (IC), and commercial systems development and integration. Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia OGS has employees located throughout the country and overseas. We have had a growth rate of over 100% year-over-year since inception and currently count over 170 employees with a retention rate of 96%. OGS has product and service solutions for the cyber, geospatial, and corporate management markets, and counts over a dozen prime contracts with five different Agencies. Our goal is to provide recognizable and trustworthy services to the US Government and commercial businesses in our core markets.</p>
Lorinda Ayling is an Associate Partner for OGSystems (OGS), a software and systems development company specializing in Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community (IC), and commercial systems development and integration. OGS is headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia and has employees located throughout the country and overseas. OGS has a growth rate of over 100% year-over-year since inception and currently counts over 170 employees with a retention rate of 96%. OGS has product and service solutions for the cyber, geospatial, and corporate management markets, and counts over a dozen prime contracts with five different Agencies. Our goal is to provide recognizable and trustworthy services to the US Government and commercial businesses in our core markets.<p class=paragraphs>With over twenty-five years of experience in the improvement, design and integration of business processes and information systems across functional, technological, and organizational boundaries, Lorinda is a leader for OGS Geospatial Intelligence systems engineering and integration activities. Key areas of her expertise include: Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I); Business Process Reengineering (BPR) Methods and Techniques; Program Management; Strategic Planning; and Data Engineering. As the Program Manager for Geospatial SE&I, Lorinda’s primary responsibility is for the quality execution and delivery of services for the Systems Engineering and Integration for the National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (SEIN) prime contract.</p><p class=paragraphs>Prior to joining OGSystems, Lorinda was a Senior Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton where she recently served as the Deputy Program Manager for the InnoVision Research & Development Subject Matter Expert (IR&D SME) and InnoVision Future Solutions Programs (IFSP) prime contracts where she led the business operations and contract financials for a multi-contractor team of 220. Lorinda also served in key leadership roles on the NSG SI and GeoScout contracts and was instrumental in numerous business development activities including co-leading the Booz Allen capture and proposal effort for SEIN.</p><p class=paragraphs>Lorinda joins OGSystems as the Deputy Program Manager for the Mission Services Integrator (MSI) on SEIN where she will help the Agency adopt a new approach to systems engineering that supports their vision to fundamentally change the GEOINT user experience by providing on-line access to GEOINT, proliferation of applications, and new and advanced analytic tradecraft.</p><p class=paragraphs>Lorinda received her B.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from George Mason University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).</p>
Congratulations to all our OGSers who completed the Rock ‘n' Roll 1/2 Marathon this past Saturday March 16th (that's 13.1 miles)! When it was all said and done they raised over $15,000 for St. Jude Children Research Hospital. That is the highest amount raised by any team running the DC Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and about 40% of the collective $36,931. We are so proud of them!
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) awarded OGSystems (OGS) the Enterprise Support to Management and Resources for Technical Services (ESMARTS) Small Business Set Aside (SBSA) contract on 10 January 2012. OGS was one of two prime contractors to receive this Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with a one year base period of performance and four option periods. The ESMARTS program is designed to provide software, database, imagery science, statistical, finance and other technical support services to assist NGA in accomplishing its mission and vision. OGS provides cleared personnel to move NGA to a new architecture and business model oriented around portal services, network-centric reusable services, and web-based collaboration. Currently, OGS is supporting seven of NGA's Key Components via ESMARTS Task Orders.
The Bull Run Middle School Robotics Team took first place honors on February 16th at the Western Prince William County Middle School Robotics competition. There were 40 teams entered in the competition. They also qualified 3 teams to compete in the 2013 VEX Robotics Middle School World Championship in Anaheim California. The BRMS Robotics Team also won several other awards as well in the competition and qualified for next month's Roboticon competition. The team achieved first place again at the March 9th Roboticon at Forest Park High School!
OGSystems (OGS) is proud to announce that it is a Platinum Level sponsor of the Bull Run Middle School (BRMS) Robotics Team from Prince William County, Virginia. The BRMS Robotics team has already achieved an Excellence Award, Design Award, and a Sportsmanship Award in this year’s first competition.<p class=paragraphs> BRMS Robotics Team is a diverse group of students passionate about science, technology engineering, and math (STEM). BRMS Robotics motivates and employs the skills students have learned in school to real-life experiences. Each year, club members design an 18” x 18” x “18” robot from scratch to compete in robotics competition around the area. They accomplish this task throughout the school year, meeting twice a week and some Saturday meetings. The team then travels and competes against hundreds of schools in the local Virginia as well as teams from around the world when qualifying for the World Championship in Anaheim, California. Beyond science and engineering principles, a VEX Robotics project encourages teamwork, leadership and problem solving among groups. The VEX platform is expanding rapidly and is now found in middle schools, high schools and university labs around the globe.</p><p class=paragraphs>OGSystems is delighted to be sponsoring the BRMS Robotics team and wishes them much success, learning, and recognition of the value of teamwork in their upcoming endeavors.</p>
OGSystems (OGS) is proud to announce that it is expanding its DC area presence this year. We have just completed the build-out of our headquarters in Chantilly to better support our customers’ missions and promote internal research and development projects. As part of an additional 4500 square feet on the 5th floor of our Conference Center Drive office, the new area now contains a fully equipped training classroom, a data center, and additional office space. Most significantly, we have constructed a brand new laboratory space for hardware testing and integration. <strong>OGS employees will submit R&D ideas</strong> and push those concepts into reality through prototypes. This lab and expansion space demonstrates OGS’ commitment to our customer's mission, a culture of professional development and internal growth, and our focus on innovation.<p class=paragraphs>In addition to the main headquarters in Chantilly, OGS is currently building out office space in the brand new Patriot Ridge facility in Springfield, VA. Patriot Ridge will serve as a prime location in providing support to key customers around the Ft. Belvoir and Northern Virginia areas. It provides customers with instant access to our facilities for meetings and OGS interaction, and construction on the Patriot Ridge facility is expected to complete in March 2013.</p>
The OGSystems family continues to be committed to supporting local and national charities. This year, OGSystems is taking on a new challenge-- raising funds and awareness for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, as well as training for the D.C. Rock 'n' Roll half-marathon (13.1 miles)!<p class=paragraphs>St. Jude's life-saving mission is to find cures for children with cancers and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Through fundraising efforts such as this one, no child is ever denied treatment because of the family's inability to pay.</p><p class=paragraphs>The OGSystems half-marathon fundraising team consists of 7 members, who have committed to not only raising funds for this worthy cause, but have also committed to themselves with a healthy start to 2013, by training to complete the half-marathon on March 16, 2013. OGSystems has also committed to match whatever donations the team raises to support this life-saving mission!</p><p class=paragraphs>Please follow our OGSystems team as we fundraise and train in support of St. Jude's at: <a href=http://heroes.stjude.org/ogsystems target=_blank>http://heroes.stjude.org/ogsystems</a>.</p>
OGSystems (OGS) was awarded the Remote Ground Terminal task order by the Army Geospatial Center (AGC) in September 2012. The award of the Remote Ground Terminal (RGT) – Spiral 3 task order will provide the AGC with research and development services under the Geospatial Research, Integration, Development and Support (GRIDS) II contract vehicle. OGS will be continuing the development of the RGT, which enables ordering, receipt, and processing of commercial EO and RADAR imagery in support of support both Military and Humanitarian Aid/Disaster Relief missions by providing timely access to high resolution commercial imagery directly to the end user. OGS will be providing construction of a prototype RGT system to facilitate Certification and Accreditation and enable system migration into operations.
OGSystems has joined the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). According to the OGC, “The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is an international industry consortium of 468 companies, government agencies and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available interface standards. OGC® Standards support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location-based services and mainstream IT. The standards empower technology developers to make complex spatial information and services accessible and useful with all kinds of applications."
Inc. magazine ranked OGSystems, LLC as one of the nation's fastest-growing private companies in its sixth annual Inc. 500|5000. Among the Government Services Industry, OGSystems was ranked in the top 100. We were able to achieve this honor, in part, because of our 259% 3-year growth rate. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. OGSystems joins companies like Yelp, yogurt maker Chobani, Giftcards.com, KIND, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list. Complete results of the Inc. 5000 can be found at <a href=http://www.inc.com/5000 target=_blank>www.inc.com/5000</a>
OGSystems (OGS) was awarded a $48,500,000 firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) by the Army Geospatial Center (AGC) in February 2012.The award will provide for research and development services on the Geospatial Research, Integration, Development and Support (GRIDS) II contract vehicle. OGS will be addressing gaps in geospatial science and technologies, developing geospatial services, and building web enabled architectures. We will also be required to examine and evaluate technologies and tools from Government, Academia, and Industry in order to support mission effectiveness of various Military Commands. We will provide interoperable solutions to Army, other Services and other military systems, both Coalition and Joint. OGS will also be working with biometric tools, applications, technologies, techniques and procedures, and related database development and management.
OGSystems is proud to announce the beta release of our tactical edge device for the forward deployed geospatial intelligence user. As a geospatial company with deep ties to the warfighter, OGSystems is continuously working to equip and provide our military forces with all of the advantages of today’s latest technologies. As demand for 3D visualization grows our goal is to provide the capability to the most forward leaning portion of our armed forces.<p class=paragraphs>OGSystems developed the LIDAR data viewer and exploitation application leveraging the Android OS. The viewer allows tactical users to take LIDAR point cloud data and zoom, maneuver, and interpret visual features in a native 3 dimensional format, including points of entry and structure mensuration (height, width, length), all while fused with contextual imagery.   The viewer also allows for real-time annotation of pertinent information for collaboration with networked users.</p><p class=paragraphs>With successful demonstrations to the Special Forces community and the ever growing need for better, more effective GEOINT, OGSystems is helping to put the power of GEOINT into the hands of the forward user.</p> 
SECAF Educational Program: How to transition from a Small Business Subcontractor to a Small Business Prime Contractor Aarish Gokaldas is the Managing Partner for Intelligence Operations for OGSystems (OGS), a small business government contractor specializing in Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) systems development and integration. With a background in GEOINT and MASINT, Aarish leads all OGS intelligence analysis and solutions activities. He has served as the capture manager and lead for numerous proposal efforts, which include prime wins at DIA, NGA, and INSCOM. As the lead for intelligence operations, Aarish manages OGSystems’ cadre of analysts and collectors in Washington, DC and Tampa, Florida. He is also responsible for advancing OGS initiatives in MASINT, ISR, collection management, and all-source analysis.<p class=paragraphs>Tuesday, April 3, 2012<br />$35.00 (Members Only)</p><p class=paragraphs>The Tower Club:  Skyline Room<br />8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 1700<br />Vienna, VA 22182</p><p class=paragraphs>7:45 am - 10:00 am</p> 
OGSystems, LLC (OGS was recently selected as a Prime Contractor for the 8 (a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resources for Services (STARS II) Government-Wide Acquisition Contract GWAC from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) contract vehicle. Under a $10 Billion dollar ceiling value, STARS II is designed to promote small business utilization when purchasing information technology (IT) services or IT services-based solutions for the federal government.</p><p class=paragraphs>About STARS II GWAC STARS II GWAC is a multiple-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract vehicle that allows for Directed Order Authority & Directed task orders up to $4 million each for federal civilian and Department of Defense activities. STARS II GWAC allows for 8(a) socioeconomic credit transferrable to the agency, pre-competed, easy-to-use contracting, with access to proven 8(a) small business technology providers. It has shortened procurement lead times and a low user access fee (0.75 percent) built into contractor's ceiling prices.</p><p class=paragraphs>For more information, please visit the STARS II GWAC website at<a target=_blank href=http://www.gsa.gov/8astars2> www.gsa.gov/8astars2</a> or contact OGSystems at <a href="mailto:info@ogsystems.com">info@ogsystems.com</a> or call 703-725-8119
OGSystems announced today that it has been awarded the NMO Enterprise Support Services (NESS) contract by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). NESS will provide measurement and signature intelligence (MASINT) subject matter expertise to the DIA’s National MASINT Office (NMO), to include but not limited to: requirements and database support, policy and outreach, research and development, training and education, and MASINT Portal operations and maintenance support. This Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract is a full and open award for a one-year base period with four additional option years.</p><p class=paragraphs>OGS will be bringing partners that have all excelled within the MASINT community. DIA’s confidence in OGSystems follows other recent prime IDIQ wins, such as our award in the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency's (NGA) full and open Total Application Services for Enterprise Requirements (TASER) contract, and Department of Army’s Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) OMNIBUS III program. These recent awards underscore our commitment to customer mission continuity and validate our long-term investment in supporting DoD and IC organizations. </p><p class=paragraphs>For more information, please contact <a href="mailto:info@ogsystems.com">info@ogsystems.com</a> or call 703-725-8119.
We recently moved to our new address, with over 13,000 square feet of facilities at 14900 Conference Center Drive in Chantilly VA to accommodate our customers, staff members and newly established conference space ensuring continued client success. Please stop by and experience what OGS has to offer today!
OGS announced today that the purchase of DBIG's federal IT consultancy practice was completed, enabling OGS to add key database management and analytical capabilities to our core services offerings in system development and integration. This purchase will further strengthen our ability to conduct large system deployments and provide access to a wealth of personnel resources in high-end computing and database design. DBIG is a professional IT consultancy managed by well-known industry leaders in knowledge management, database administration (primarily Oracle, DB2, and SQL Server), data warehousing and e-Business intelligence and infrastructure. Key business practice areas include full lifecycle IT consulting, strategic planning, on-call database administration support, and rescue management.
OGSystems Women's Network is an organization for women to support, educate, and share experiences with one another. Our focus is on the advancement and promotion of our female population through commitment to career growth via networking, mentoring, personal development, diversity awareness, and community service. All events and activities will be built from topics that are relevant and inspiring to everyone. </p><p class=paragraphs>If you missed the Inaugural event on January 21, 2011; we hope to see you at our next event on March 5. More details will be distributed via email and Facebook.</p><p class=paragraphs>For more information, please contact <a href="mailto:info@ogsystems.com">info@ogsystems.com</a> or call 703-870-7552.
OGSystems has experienced tremendous success this year, and with that comes the opportunity to give back to the community. In the past, OGSystems has volunteered with Our Daily Bread, Walter Reed, and Toys for Tots. This year we would like to expand our Christmas activity by volunteering with Operation Pinecone, in addition to assisting the five previously adopted families from the Our Daily Bread Thanksgiving activity.</p><p class=paragraphs>Operation Pinecone is a grassroots, nonprofit organization based in South Riding, Virginia and consists of all volunteers who assemble gift and care packages for service members primarily stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The name Operation Pinecone originated when the founder Mary decided to include a little symbol from home for the holidays. Pine cones are found in nearly every state in America. Thus, a pine cone continues to be lovingly placed in each package that is shipped to our beloved heroes!</p><p class=paragraphs>The packages are sent to different camps/units and to those who don't receive many packages. They have shipped packages to combat support hospitals in both of these countries as well.</p><p class=paragraphs>The care packages are sent via large boxes in bulk and the costs associated with shipping averages $3000 a year. Monetary donations are toughest to come by but greatly needed. Every dollar they receive helps to make sure that all of the packages get overseas to the troops. The last delivery to the front line for Christmas is Dec 4th to guarantee Christmas delivery, and for larger cities like Baghdad is December 11th.</p><p class=paragraphs>OGS Employees are assisting in two ways:</p><p class=paragraphs>1. Pledge - Making a monetary donation in the form of check/cash made payable to OGSystems LLC. OGSystems will match each employees' donation dollar for dollar, and will present one check to Operation Pinecone on behalf of the company.</p><p class=paragraphs>2. Packing Party - Assembling care packages for the troops.</p><p class=paragraphs>For more information, please contact <a href="mailto:info@ogsystems.com">info@ogsystems.com</a> or call 703-870-7552.
OGSystems (OGS) was officially eligible after 5 years of operating history to be considered for the Fast 50, which is the list of the fastest growing government contractors published by Washington Technology magazine. We debuted on the list at #16, speaking volumes about the commitment OGS has to continually exceed client expectations and bring like-minded individuals into the firm. OGS is a holder of 6 prime contracts and over a dozen subcontracts in the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC), and provides mission critical IT applications and analysis to a wide range of public and private sector clients. The full article can be found at: <a target=_blank href="http://washingtontechnology.com/fast50lists/fast-50-lists/2010.aspx">http://washingtontechnology.com/fast50lists/fast-50-lists/2010.aspx</a>
On September 20th OGS won a custom software development contract providing portal development and web services for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) supporting Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise (SITE) Program Management Office. Our solution will provide the SITE contract worldwide access to DIA’s acquisition framework for delivering IT requirements and technical support services that support the Intelligence Community. As the prime contractor in this effort, OGS will be responsible for rapidly developing, supporting and operating the portal environment to support the customer mission. OGS will be utilizing the latest in virtualization technology, solid-state storage solutions and a full suite of web 2.0 technologies providing a leading edge solution ensuring customer success.
The Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (<a target=_blank href="http://www.secaf.org/">SECAF</a>), an organization dedicated to the advancement of small and emerging government contractors, announces the finalists for its Second Annual SECAF Awards Gala. With over 90 nominations received, OGSystems was selected as one of five finalists in the $6-12M category due to outstanding employee retention, significant partnerships in the classified market, and several full and open prime contractor awards. The awards gala was held on April 29th at the Hilton Tysons Corner, and the full text of the SECAF press release can found at: <a href="http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/03/prweb3771254.htm" target=_blank>http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/03/prweb3771254.htm</a>.</p><p class=paragraphs>For more information, please contact <a href="mailto:info@ogsystems.com">info@ogsystems.com</a> or call 703-870-7552.
OGSystems (OGS) announced today that it has been awarded the OMNIBUS III contract for Information Technology (IT) and System Support enabling the Army’s next generation IT infrastructure. OMNIBUS III awardees will service mission critical systems, assets and data centers in performing various IT requirements such as: COMSEC; information assurance; network operations support; firewall administration; data recovery; software management; engineering, installation, database support, and web development.</p><p class=paragraphs>OMNIBUS III is an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) type contract with a ceiling value of $492,000,000, and OGS will be bringing successes with other Intelligence Community (IC) partners to the Army. Army’s confidence in OGS follows other recent prime wins, such as the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency's (NGA) full and open competition award of Total Application Services for Enterprise Requirements (TASER) to us. These recent awards further underscore our commitment to customer IT mission continuity and validate our long-term investment in supporting DoD and IC organizations.</p><p class=paragraphs>For more information, please contact <a href="mailto:info@ogsystems.com">info@ogsystems.com</a> or call 703-870-7552.
OGSystems held the NSG Marketing Intel Group (NMIX), kick-off meeting on March 23rd, 2010. This consortium consists of small companies presently doing geospatial business with the government. NMIX promotes a collaborative environment allowing small companies to exchange information related to procurements, teaming opportunities, business practices, and industry symposia freely amongst each other. Meetings are held on a quarterly basis, and for more information about NMIX or to attend the next meeting, please send an email to <a href="mailto:info@ogsystems.com">info@ogsystems.com</a> or call 703-870-7552.
Source: <a target=_blank href="https://www1.nga.mil/Newsroom/PressReleases/Press%20Releases/nga10_02.pdf">Official NGA Press Release</a></p><p class=paragraphs>The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has awarded the Total Application Services for Enterprise Requirements contract to OGSystems. The TASER contract is an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity task order contract where NGA will obtain engineering services across multiple functional categories including: engineering and trade studies; pilots and prototypes; integration and deployment; and application sustainment. This announcement concerns awards made within the engineering and trade studies, pilots and prototypes and the application sustainment areas. Awards in the integration and deployment area are scheduled to be made by the middle of March 2010.</p><p class=paragraphs>The TASER contract is an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity task order contract where NGA will obtain engineering services across multiple functional categories including: engineering and trade studies; pilots and prototypes; integration and deployment; and application sustainment. This announcement concerns awards made within the engineering and trade studies, pilots and prototypes and the application sustainment areas. Awards in the integration and deployment area are scheduled to be made by the middle of March 2010.</p><p class=paragraphs>The objectives addressed in this program’s acquisition plan have been prioritized on the context of Intelligence Community and NGA senior leadership goals and objectives. Specific contract objectives include: evaluation of newly developed technology for its application to the National System for Geospatial Intelligence; integration of new technology into the NSG; and sustainment of the NSG applications within the construct of the application service provider/infrastructure service provider construct.</p><p class=paragraphs>The contract awards are for a five-year base period with no additional option years. The base contract amount is expected to total $1 billion for all awards made over the term of the contract.</p><p class=paragraphs>NGA is a DoD combat support agency and a member of the national Intelligence Community. The agency’s mission is to provide geospatial intelligence (GEOINT), which is the exploitation of satellite or airborne images, fused with other intelligence and geospatial information like mapping, charting and geodesy, to help warfighters and national decision makers visualize what they need to know. NGA is the nation’s eyes.</p><p class=paragraphs>Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Washingtonian magazine selected NGA as one of its "great places to work” in November 2009, where the "pay, mission, culture, flexibility and the benefits were the best part of working at their agency.” NGA also has major facilities in the Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and St. Louis, Mo., areas with NGA support teams worldwide. Visit our Web site at www.nga.mil.</p><p class=paragraphs>For more information, please contact <a href="mailto:info@ogsystems.com">info@ogsystems.com</a> or call 703-870-7552.
OGSystems (OGS) closed its fiscal year 2009, with revenues that resulted in a 117% Compound Annual Growth rate from the first year of full operations in 2005. National security and Department of Defense clients continue to make up the key customer base for OGS technologies and service offerings and growth on existing contracts have driven our strong performance over the last several years. OGS has bolstered its strong system development and integration expertise by developing trade study methodologies and communication strategies geared towards the engineering community. </p><p class=paragraphs>In 2010, OGS is committed to pursuing contract opportunities that will showcase our ability to not only provide niche technical solutions but overall delivery of project management services as a prime contractor. Key upcoming targets of opportunity include the Air Force Network-Centric Solutions (NETCENTS) program and the Department of Homeland Security's Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions II (EAGLE II) acquisition.</p><p class=paragraphs>For more information, please contact <a href="mailto:info@ogsystems.com">info@ogsystems.com</a> or call 703-870-7552.
OGSystems (OGS) Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) are skilled in high level program and project management as well as systems engineering and systems integration support for Light Detection And Ranging (LIDAR) efforts. We help the client ensure LIDAR technology, tools, applications, and capabilities are successfully integrated across all elements of the Tasking/Collection, Processing, Exploitation, Dissemination (TCPED) architecture. Whether the SME is planning cost effective missions and collection strategies, or establishing and implementing processes to streamline sensor calibration, processing, and data preparation, OGS SMEs are committed to tailoring each effort to specific customer and end-user needs through proven utility and cost-effective methods.</p><p class=paragraphs>OGS’ integrates SME input across the Research & Development (R&D), Operational, and Acquisition components of the overall LIDAR program as it goes from concept to theater deployment. We also serve as the bridge between the internal agency LIDAR program and external commercial and Department of Defense (DoD) programs by adopting technologies and tradecraft to identify solutions to hard problems. OGS also supports R&D airborne LIDAR data collections and provides field test planning and set-up, aircraft mission planning, sensor operations, system calibration, processing, exploitation and workflow and data management. Our unique ability to bring flexible solutions and personnel capable of working across many subjects provides our clients with versatility to execute in all phases of project maturity and against any type of collection target.</p><p class=paragraphs>For more information, please contact <a href="mailto:info@ogsystems.com">info@ogsystems.com</a> or call 703-870-7552.
OGSystems (OGS) is deeply committed to making the communities in which we live and work better places. For us this means that in addition to company donations, we value employees who volunteer their time and talents. It also means we seek out opportunities for OGS employees and their families to volunteer together in activities that reflect our core values. Employees select which charitable projects OGS will support and they propose, manage and staff the projects. For 2009, OGS employees have chosen to support Walter Reed Army Medical Center throughout the year. Employees attended a training program and are gearing up for the first big event of the season, Family Fun Feast, where OGS employees will volunteer at a carnival for the Walter Reed soldiers and their families. OGS is a proud supporter of Our Daily Bread, an organization focused on easing the plight of low income residents in Fairfax County. Last year, the organization matched OGS with 10 families in need and we provided Thanksgiving and Christmas meals and gifts for those families. OGS employees divided into teams and were matched with a family and then went shopping for food and gifts, assembled baskets, wrapped presents and delivered everything to the families. Each year OGS sponsors a team for the National Capital MS Challenge Walk benefiting the Multiple Sclerosis Society. In addition to company’s financial contribution, OGS employees walk 50 kilometers in two days to raise funds to end MS, increase public awareness of the disease, and promote health and fitness.</p><p class=paragraphs>For more information, please contact <a href="mailto:info@ogsystems.com">info@ogsystems.com</a> or call 703-870-7552.
As part of the continued growth of our professional services, and the approximate doubling in size of the company over the previous 12 months, OGSystems (OGS) promoted its first class of associate partners (AP), the first line in managerial and business development leadership in the company. The four individuals selected were chosen from a variety of backgrounds, from communication strategists to system architects, that reflect the consulting and engineering excellence resident in the firm. OGS values client service, new ideas, and energetic leadership, and the fact that this AP class was with the firm for less than two years on average reflects our results oriented culture. They will be responsible for guiding major contracts, developing new service offerings, guiding technology and independent research and development (IR&D), and supporting business development.</p><p class=paragraphs>For more information, please contact <a href="mailto:info@ogsystems.com">info@ogsystems.com</a> or call 703-870-7552.
OGSystems has built on the momentum of our first prime contract in late 2008 with our second win in a crowded competition to provide enterprise architecture planning, decision support, and engineering tool implementation to a Department of Defense (DoD) organization. We credit this win to our strong past performance over the last several years on two key contracts that bolstered our ability to detail a technical solution that mixed commercial off the shelf technology with tool integration and customization savvy. We built a team with subject matter experts, software integration experts, and brought our architecture methodology to bear on a complex problem related to standing up an intelligence organization. Each company on the team had successfully worked together on previous projects, making the decision to team with us an easy one, and we look forward to successfully executing on this project.</p><p class=paragraphs>For more information, please contact <a href="mailto:info@ogsystems.com">info@ogsystems.com</a> or call 703-870-7552.
The Small and Emerging Contractor Forum (SECAF) narrowed down a large field of applicants (who were nominated by member companies for their outstanding values, growth, and potential) to five finalists for their small business of the year. OGSystems (OGS) was fortunate enough to be selected as one of the finalists, and SECAF noted that OGS was a destination firm where 80% of hires are internal referrals and the company had a 3% turnover rate for the most recent 12 month period. SECAF mentioned the more than dozen large business subcontracts that OGS possessed as mark of respect in the classified contracting community as well as a strong base of partnerships for future growth. And lastly, SECAF noted the OGS commitment to making the communities in which we live and work better places through company donations and by providing employees means to volunteer their time and talents to worthy causes.</p><p class=paragraphs>For more information, please contact <a href="mailto:info@ogsystems.com">info@ogsystems.com</a> or call 703-870-7552.