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Amazon expands NGA cloud work

Amazon Web Services will host a National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) portal for sharing geospatial data. A Lockheed Martin-Esri team migrated the portal, for Esri's ArcGIS geographic information system, on Amazon Web Services Commercial Cloud Services (C2S).

The move comes after NGA moved its Map of the World application to C2S last year. (See related story.)

It is the "foundational step" in consolidating multiple geospatial intelligence portals into the single NGA-provided portal, which is expected to lead to technology and license cost savings, according to a Lockheed Martin news release.

"Deploying Esri's Portal for ArcGIS to a commercial cloud environment securely organizes existing data and facilitates collaboration across intelligence agencies," said Jason O'Connor, vice president of analysis and mission solutions for Lockheed Martin. "This cloud implementation also further shapes the government's processes for architecting and implementing enterprise class services within a cloud environment."

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