Environmental Monitoring

Exelis and NASA Sign Software License Agreement

October 3, 2013

The contract consolidates more than 800 separate agreements into one annual transaction, including the right to access the ENVI and IDL data visualization and analysis software used by NASA to explore climate-related issues.

BOULDER, CO /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- Exelis subsidiary Exelis Visual Information Solutions, developers of ENVI and IDL software, will now deliver its image and data visualization analysis software packages to NASA with a blanket purchase agreement (BPA). The BPA consolidates more than 800 separate contracts into one annual transaction, saves the agency time and resources in license administration, and makes ENVI and IDL more readily available to NASA employees and contractors researching Earth climate-related issues.

"Having used Exelis software for more than 30 years, NASA continues to push the limits of scientific exploration and discovery, both in space and on Earth," said Jaye Lampe, President of Exelis Visual Information Solutions. "We are proud that we can help make geospatial imagery and data an integral part of NASA's mission, which is to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown."

The agreement between NASA and Exelis also allows various NASA centers to access Exelis professional services. This enables NASA to work closely with Exelis to customize and extend their software solutions to meet unique scientific needs, including goals specific to current environmental research projects. The BPA will be administered by NASA's Shared Services Center and represents an estimated yearly savings to the agency of more than $100,000. All NASA centers under direct NASA administration are eligible to participate.

About Exelis
Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense, information, and services company that leverages a 50 year legacy of deep customer knowledge and technical expertise to deliver affordable, mission-critical solutions for global customers. We are a leader in critical networks, ISR, and analytics, electronic warfare, navigation, sensors, air traffic solutions; communications; and information systems and have strong positions in composite aerostructures, logistics, and technical services. Headquartered in McLean, VA, the company employs about 19,000 people and generated 2012 sales of $5.5 billion. For more information, visit our Web site or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

About Exelis Visual Information Solutions
Exelis Visual Information Solutions, a subsidiary of Exelis, provides desktop, cloud, and mobile software solutions to help professionals across industries transform geospatial imagery and complex data into actionable information. The company's 150,000 customers from more than 80 countries use our custom services and products—ENVI and IDL—to quickly and easily visualize and analyze all types of data and imagery for better, more informed decision making. Combined with classroom and on-site training, best-in-class customer support, and custom consulting, Exelis Visual Information Solutions software products provide leading-edge technology to span the imagery workflow, from data ingest to exploitation and delivery.

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