SAIC Becomes Member of ESRI’s Authorized Systems Integrator Program for Geospatial-Intelligence Solutions
Sep 20, 2006 - (SAN DIEGO and MCLEAN, VA) - Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) today announced a strategic business relationship with ESRI, in which SAIC has become a member of ESRI’s Authorized Systems Integrator program. Under this program, SAIC and ESRI intend to jointly develop and market system solutions and services for defense, intelligence and homeland security.
ESRI is the world leader in geographic information system (GIS) software development, and this arrangement will enable SAIC and ESRI to support key customer initiatives involving GIS with a special focus on geospatial-intelligence analysis and production, multi-intelligence data fusion and exploitation, and horizontal integration. SAIC brings a strong innovative focus to ESRI’s Authorized Systems Integrator Program.
“We’re extremely pleased to formalize this strategic relationship with ESRI,” said Stu Shea, SAIC senior vice president and general manager of the Space and Geospatial Intelligence Business Unit. "SAIC has been an industry leader in providing integrated end-to-end geospatial-intelligence solutions to our customers, while ESRI has long been an industry leader in commercial-off-the-shelf geospatial solutions. A strong business relationship with ESRI supports our ability to not only continue delivering mission-critical solutions to our customers, it also will enhance our capacity to attack their most complex and challenging problems.”
“We welcome SAIC into our Authorized Systems Integrator program,” said Jack Dangermond, president, ESRI. "ESRI is committed to building strong relationships with system integrators and developers skilled in ESRI technology to help them deliver results and satisfy client needs. ESRI supports the growth of SAIC’s GIS practice which will add key delivery capabilities to a line of products that are already state-of-the-art.”
This relationship enhances SAIC’s system integration work in the area of geospatial-intelligence and enables expansion of ESRI’s commercial off-the-shelf product line, integrating it with national defense, intelligence and public safety systems. This collaboration enhances support for geospatial database architecture development and integration, system architecture design, and customer needs assessments.
Under this relationship, SAIC will utilize its lab facilities to develop prototypes and demonstrate the integration of ESRI technology in support of customer missions. ESRI software is already a key component of existing GIS analysis software suites that allow analysts to collect, integrate, visualize and analyze geospatial data, including commercial imagery and standard government cartographic products. These suites provide intelligence to personnel in the field, including warfighters and first responders.
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Since 1969, ESRI has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in geographic information systems (GIS), ESRI software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide, including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500® companies, and more than 5,000 colleges and universities. ESRI applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world’s mapping and spatial analysis. ESRI is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and internet platforms. Visit us at www.esri.com.
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