DAYTON, Ohio, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. and the Invertix Corporation have entered into a strategic teaming agreement to pursue the Advanced Technical Exploitation Program (ATEP) II contract with the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
NASIC is the nation's premier source of air and space intelligence for Department of Defense and national intelligence consumers and is a recognized center of excellence for Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) and Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT) reporting. Ball Aerospace has supported NASIC's programs for nearly 30 years by conducting research and development, developing algorithms and data analysis tools, building end-to-end data exploitation systems, and working on site at NASIC analyzing and reporting on data collected by satellite, airborne and ground-based sensors.
Invertix works across a continuum of technology ranging from sensors to visualization focused heavily on how analysts and decision makers transact in a "Big Data" environment as well as how to leverage this understanding to introduce advanced processing and analysis capabilities into the ISR ecosystem. The company's solutions are based on cloud-based technologies taking the need for mobility and cyber security into full account.Ball Aerospace has a proven history of utilizing the technologies, products and services of small businesses. Under the ATEP II contract, Invertix and Ball Aerospace will continue providing R&D, systems engineering, and data analysis support to the U.S. Air Force and the Dayton region for the next decade. "This win —win teaming agreement highlights the complementary strengths of Ball and Invertix to perform multiple technology and service-based projects," said Dan Gibson, vice president and general manager of Ball's Systems Engineering Solutions business unit. "We expect this to be a successful relationship on ATEP II as well as on other federal contracts that leverage our mutual strengths." The teaming agreement allows Invertix, as the prime contractor, to extend its GEOINT and MASINT offerings to NASIC and affords Ball Aerospace the opportunity to maintain its position as a leader in innovative data exploitation technologies.