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In: Washington Business Journal

URSA Space Systems Joins OGSystems’ Blue Glass 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), incorporating Observation as a Service into Blue Glass – OGSystems’ easily accessible location-based intelligence platform. Ursa specializes in access, aggregation and analytics of global commercial satellite-based radar.

“Ursa’s reliable global observation intelligence capabilities bring imagery to life to automate photo interpretation,” said Omar Balkissoon, CEO and co-founder of OGSystems. “Blue Glass 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.”

OGSystems’ Blue Glass 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.

OGSystems will showcase Blue Glass 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.

“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 Blue Glass to make the power of radar data more accessible to a broader number of users in the world.”

About Ursa Space Systems Inc.

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

About OGSystems

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

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