Gannett Fleming’s GeoDecisions division, which specializes in enterprise geospatial solutions, received a $17.7 million contract for the development and sustainment of the Transportation Geographic Information System (TGIS).
The U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) and the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command Transportation Engineering Agency (SDDCTEA) awarded the project, which will evolve GeoDecisions’ award-winning IRRIS® application and Enterprise Geographic Information System (EGIS) through enhanced mapping capabilities and the ability to use the systems across multiple platforms.
TGIS will enable USTRANSCOM and its subordinate commands to better manage infrastructure and assets, such as military cargo shipments, and share information worldwide. During daily operations or in an emergency, TGIS also will provide the Defense Transportation Tracking System and the Defense Courier Division with a command-and-control solution. Under the TGIS contract, GeoDecisions will reuse existing IRRIS and EGIS hardware and software and build an enterprise solution with greater global asset intelligence aimed to reduce costs, increase collaboration, and mitigate risks.
“We’re excited to continue our partnership with USTRANSCOM and SDDCTEA. For the past 16 years, we’ve supported the Command to revolutionize the use of geospatial technology within the Department of Defense to help enable our warfighters,” said Brendan J. Wesdock, MCP, GISP, GeoDecisions president and a Gannett Fleming vice president based in the Hampton Roads, Virginia, office. “TGIS is the next step in our technology evolution, and we look forward to continuing our Command partnership while transforming IRRIS and EGIS into a next-generation solution for greater visibility, tracking, and security.”
GeoDecisions provides USTRANSCOM with TGIS, IRRIS, and EGIS support from several offices throughout the U.S., including an onsite presence at Scott Air Force Base and Gannett Fleming’s O’Fallon, Illinois, location. The TGIS contract extends through 2019.