Geospatial Intelligence Capability for UK MoD PICASSO program

Leidos will provide integrated geospatial intelligence to help British military and government-wide partners make informed decisions about national security tasks By DA Reporter / 15 Nov 2021
Ministry of Defence

Leidos has been awarded a three-year (with optional fourth year) contract by the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MoD) to deliver Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) capability in support of the U.K.’s National Center for Geospatial Intelligence as part of the PICASSO program. 

PICASSO is an enduring capability program that provides U.K. Defense with an integrated information environment for the exploitation, production and dissemination of GEOINT. PICASSO outputs enable U.K. Armed Forces and Partners across Government (PAG) to undertake informed decision making to fulfil their role in a safe and legal manner in support of national security tasks. A collection of legacy systems, the program is gradually being moved to a common service management model delivered with industry standard approaches to service management, agile development and delivery.

Through this award, worth up to £70 million with all options, Leidos will introduce a number of modernization initiatives to improve service delivery, user experience, agile change and overall program transparency. Specifically modernizing infrastructure, storage and end user access will be carried out in an agile manner, in collaboration with the MoD’s internal service provider community.

“We’re proud to continue our support of the U.K. and Five eyes community – providing innovations and deploying efficient and effective capabilities and technologies,” said Simon Fovargue, Chief Executive, Leidos U.K. & Europe. 

“By leveraging our technical, engineering and software expertise, our teams will work to advance the MoD’s agile and modernization efforts, providing our nation’s leaders, military and allies with actionable intelligence and critical information to protect and defend our military, government and international partners.” 

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