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OGSystems’ CEO To Transition to Chairman of the Board

Chantilly, Va. – Jan 9, 2018 – OGSystems, a leader in technology innovation for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC), today announced that co-founder Omar Balkissoon will transition from Chief Executive ...

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Peter LaMontagne Joins Board of Directors

Chantilly, Va. – December 4, 2017 – OGSystems (OGS), a leader in technology innovation for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC), today announced the appointment of Peter LaMontagne ...

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URSA Space Systems Joins OGSystems’ Blue Glass Platform

Chantilly, Va. – June 1, 2017 – OGSystems (OGS), a leader in technology innovation for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC), today announced its partnership with Ursa Space Systems Inc. (Ursa), ...

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<p><strong>Chantilly, Va.</strong> – Jan 9, 2018 – OGSystems, a leader in technology innovation for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC), today announced that co-founder Omar Balkissoon will transition from Chief Executive.</p>
<p><strong>Chantilly, Va.</strong> – December 4, 2017 – OGSystems (OGS), a leader in technology innovation for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC), today announced the appointment of Peter LaMontagne, former CEO of Novetta, to its Board of Directors effective immediately.</p>
<p><strong>Chantilly, Va.</strong> – June 1, 2017 – OGSystems (OGS), a leader in technology innovation for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC), today announced its partnership with Ursa Space Systems Inc. (Ursa), incorporating Observation as a Service into Blue Glass – OGSystems’ easily accessible location-based intelligence platform. Ursa specializes in access, aggregation and analytics of global commercial satellite-based radar.</p>
<p><strong>Chantilly, Va.</strong> – May 25, 2017 – OGSystems (OGS), a leader in technology innovation for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC), today announced the latest updates to the PeARL 3D aerial imaging system and PeARL Flash, their sensor agnostic, 2D/3D enterprise level image processing system.</p>
<p><strong>Chantilly, Va.</strong> – December 16, 2016 – OGSystems (OGS), a leader in technology innovation for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC), today announced it was awarded two contract delivery orders from the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) under the Targeted Requirement Execution (T-REX) IDIQ contract. The delivery orders total over $8M of work to be delivered in 2017 and spans several focus areas. OGSystems is the sole awardee of this work under its prime T-REX contract.</p>
<p><strong>Chantilly, Va.</strong> – November 30, 2016 – OGSystems (OGS), a leader in technology innovation for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC), today announced its partnership with Narrative Science, the leader in advanced natural language generation (Advanced NLG) for the enterprise, in the development of <a target="_blank" href="https://ogsblueglass.com"><ins>Blue Glass&trade;</ins></a> – OGSystems’ easily accessible location-based intelligence platform.</p>
<p><strong>Chantilly, Va.</strong> – November 3, 2016 – OGSystems (OGS), a leader in technology innovation for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC), today announced Prescient as the latest partnership in the development of <a target="_blank" href="https://ogsblueglass.com"><ins>Blue Glass&trade;</ins></a> – OGSystems’ easily accessible location-based intelligence platform.</p>
<p><i>TransVoyant to provide Precise Predictive Intelligence&#8482; to enable continuously updated behavior analysis and anomaly detection for National Security customers</i></p> <p><strong>CHANTILLY, Va.</strong> – October 19, 2016 – OGSystems (OGS), a leader in technology innovation for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC), today announced its partnership with TransVoyant, an Alexandria, Virginia-based company at the forefront of the predictive analytics space.</p>
<br /><p><strong>Chantilly, Va.</strong> – September 26, 2016 – OGSystems &#40;OGS&#41;, a leader in technology innovation for the Department of Defense &#40;DoD&#41; and Intelligence Community &#40;IC&#41;, today announced that they will partner with <a href="https://www.planet.com/"
<br /><p><strong>Chantilly, Va.</strong> – September 22, 2016 – OGSystems &#40;OGS&#41;, a leader in technology innovation for the Department of Defense &#40;DoD&#41; and Intelligence Community &#40;IC&#41;, today announced it was teaming with Leidos to provide geospatial data processing services in support of the Army Geospatial Center&#39;s High-Resolution 3D Geospatial Information program. The contract has a one-year base period of performance and includes four one-year options.</p><p>
<br /><p><strong>Chantilly, VA, September 8, 2016 </strong> &#45; OGSystems &#40;OGS&#41;, a leader in technology innovation for the Department of Defense &#40;DoD&#41; and Intelligence Community &#40;IC&#41; announced that it has been ranked No. 2122 on the 35th annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs.
<br /><p><strong>Chantilly, VA, September 8, 2016 </strong> &#45; OGSystems &#40;OGS&#41;, a leader in technology innovation for the Department of Defense &#40;DoD&#41; and Intelligence Community &#40;IC&#41;, today announced it was awarded a $3.8 million contract with the Navy Center for Security Forces &#40;CENSECFOR&#41; located in Little Creek, Va.</p><p>“We are delighted to have this opportunity to help the Navy achieve their objective of high-velocity training,” said Garrett Pagon
<br /><p><strong>Chantilly, Virginia – July 14, 2016</strong> &#45; OGSystems (OGS), a leader in technology innovation for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC), today announced the notification of award to compete for a range of functional support task orders in support of the U.S. Navy.
<h3 style='text-align:center;'><i>John Goolgasian Aims to Further Company&#39;s Geospatial Analytics Efforts</i></h3><p><strong>Chantilly, Virginia – July 5, 2016</strong> &#45; OGSystems (OGS), a leader in technology innovation for the Department of Defense &#40;DoD&#41; and Intelligence Community &#40;IC&#41;, today announced the hiring of John Goolgasian, former Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency&#39;s &#40;NGA&#41; Source Operations and Management Directorate.
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<p>OGSystems, a leader in technology innovation for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC), today announced the appointment of John Sanders, former Chief Technology Officer and Assistant Administrator for the Office of Security Capabilities of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.
<p><strong>McLean, Virginia – May 4, 2015</strong> - OGSystems was presented with the 2015 Corporate Growth Award for Private Equity Deal of the Year for its partnership with General Catalyst Partners by ACG National Capital.</p><p>The winners were selected out of a pool of exceptional nominees from the greater D.C. business community by the 2015 Corporate Growth Awards Committee, and announced at a black tie gala on April 31, 2015.</p><p>“The Washington, D.C. business community represents a diverse group of markets and industries that are all well represented among the finalists of this year’s Corporate Growth Awards,” said Jean Stack, Managing Director at Houlihan Lokey and chair of the 2015 Corporate Growth Awards Committee.
<p class=paragraphs><i>Acquisition to accelerate disruptive 3D geospatial processing solutions for the DoD and IC</i></p><p class=paragraphs>CHANTILLY, Va. – March 5, 2015 – OGSystems (OGS), a leader in technology innovation for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC), today announced its acquisition of Urban Robotics, a Portland, OR -based leader in advanced airborne military Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) applications. With cluster computing and algorithms to solve complex 2D and 3D geospatial problems, Urban Robotics provides solutions to create high-resolution 3D models for Special Operations mission planning.</p><p class=paragraphs>The acquisition of Urban Robotics will allow both companies to leverage each other’s technical development capabilities with advanced technology exploration through VIPER Labs.
<p class=paragraphs>OGSystems (OGS), a leading provider of IT and business solutions to federal government and commercial business, will sponsor the Mil-OSS Student Hackathon, being held Feb. 21-22 in St. Louis.</p><p class=paragraphs>Student hackers are invited to develop the best defense-themed web mapping applications and win cash prizes. Prizes will be awarded within age groups, which will include high school (under 18) and college-aged (18-23). With industry sponsors, Department of Defense and industry senior executives, academic thought leaders, and technical mentors from some of the Midwest's fastest-growing startups attending, the event is a unique opportunity to network with the industry's best existing and emerging talents.</p><p class=paragraphs><strong>Event dates</strong>: Feb. 21 2015: 10am-9pm; Feb. 22 2015: 9am-9pm</p><p class=paragraphs><strong>Location</strong>: TRex Building, 911 Washington Ave, St Louis, MO 63101</p>
<p class=paragraphs>OGSystem’s Viper Labs 0FFS3C Team will be sponsoring a Capture The Flag event on September 13, 2014 – Top 3 players win a challenge coin, t-shirt, and sticker with bonus prizes awarded to the 1st and 2nd place winners. For details and registration, go to <a target=_blank href=http://www.red-team-labs.com>www.red-team-labs.com</a>.</p>
<p class=paragraphs>OGSystems (OGS), a leading provider of IT and business solutions to federal government and commercial business, today announced its sponsorship and participation in the GlobalHack II competition, being held Aug. 22-24 in St. Louis, MO. The GlobalHack organization was launched with the goal of attracting top talent, developing more products and services, and creating awareness in the St. Louis technology scene.
<p class=paragraphs>The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with 40 major publishing partners across the United States.
<p class=paragraphs>OGSystems today announced a partnership with General Catalyst Partners that will enable OGSystems to accelerate an innovation engine focused on the creation of agile software and integration solutions across cybersecurity, geospatial, and data science disciplines for the Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community (IC) and commercial clients.
Peerless Technologies and OGSystems announce agreement to form the Peerless OGSystems Joint Venture<br /><p class=’paragraphs’>Fairborn, OH and Chantilly, VA – 21 November 2013 – Peerless Technologies Corporation (Peerless) and OGSystems, LLC in pursuit of the National Air and Space Intelligence Center’s (NASIC) Advanced Technical Exploitation Program (ATEP II) acquisition, announced today the formation of the Peerless-OGSystems Joint Venture (JV).</p><br /><p class=’paragraphs’>In announcing the joint venture, both Mr. Michael Bridges, President of Peerless, and Mr. Omar Balkissoon, CEO of OGSystems, noted that this partnership is a force multiplier for their respective companies in a key strategic region and important customer base.
OGSystems LLC, a leading company in LiDAR announced that their 3D viewer, LiMo, is immediately available for download. LiMo is the first LiDAR app that exploits, views and manipulates data in the world. It was specifically created to assist scientists, mapping professionals, and other end users interested in LiDAR to examine both man-made and natural environments with precision, accuracy and flexibility. This heightens LiDAR data mobility to provide specialists with continuous access whether they are in the office or on site.
Lorinda Ayling is an Associate Partner for OGSystems (OGS), a software and systems development company specializing in Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community (IC), and commercial systems development and integration. OGS is headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia and has employees located throughout the country and overseas. OGS has a growth rate of over 100% year-over-year since inception and currently counts over 170 employees with a retention rate of 96%.
Congratulations to all our OGSers who completed the Rock ‘n' Roll 1/2 Marathon this past Saturday March 16th (that's 13.1 miles)! When it was all said and done they raised over $15,000 for St. Jude Children Research Hospital. That is the highest amount raised by any team running the DC Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and about 40% of the collective $36,931. We are so proud of them!
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) awarded OGSystems (OGS) the Enterprise Support to Management and Resources for Technical Services (ESMARTS) Small Business Set Aside (SBSA) contract on 10 January 2012. OGS was one of two prime contractors to receive this Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with a one year base period of performance and four option periods. The ESMARTS program is designed to provide software, database, imagery science, statistical, finance and other technical support services to assist NGA in accomplishing its mission and vision. OGS provides cleared personnel to move NGA to a new architecture and business model oriented around portal services, network-centric reusable services, and web-based collaboration. Currently, OGS is supporting seven of NGA's Key Components via ESMARTS Task Orders.
The Bull Run Middle School Robotics Team took first place honors on February 16th at the Western Prince William County Middle School Robotics competition. There were 40 teams entered in the competition. They also qualified 3 teams to compete in the 2013 VEX Robotics Middle School World Championship in Anaheim California. The BRMS Robotics Team also won several other awards as well in the competition and qualified for next month's Roboticon competition. The team achieved first place again at the March 9th Roboticon at Forest Park High School!
OGSystems (OGS) is proud to announce that it is a Platinum Level sponsor of the Bull Run Middle School (BRMS) Robotics Team from Prince William County, Virginia. The BRMS Robotics team has already achieved an Excellence Award, Design Award, and a Sportsmanship Award in this year’s first competition.<p class=paragraphs> BRMS Robotics Team is a diverse group of students passionate about science, technology engineering, and math (STEM). BRMS Robotics motivates and employs the skills students have learned in school to real-life experiences. Each year, club members design an 18” x 18” x “18” robot from scratch to compete in robotics competition around the area.
OGSystems (OGS) is proud to announce that it is expanding its DC area presence this year. We have just completed the build-out of our headquarters in Chantilly to better support our customers’ missions and promote internal research and development projects. As part of an additional 4500 square feet on the 5th floor of our Conference Center Drive office, the new area now contains a fully equipped training classroom, a data center, and additional office space.
The OGSystems family continues to be committed to supporting local and national charities. This year, OGSystems is taking on a new challenge-- raising funds and awareness for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, as well as training for the D.C. Rock 'n' Roll half-marathon (13.1 miles)!<p class=paragraphs>St. Jude's life-saving mission is to find cures for children with cancers and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.
OGSystems (OGS) was awarded the Remote Ground Terminal task order by the Army Geospatial Center (AGC) in September 2012. The award of the Remote Ground Terminal (RGT) – Spiral 3 task order will provide the AGC with research and development services under the Geospatial Research, Integration, Development and Support (GRIDS) II contract vehicle. OGS will be continuing the development of the RGT, which enables ordering, receipt, and processing of commercial EO and RADAR imagery in support of support both Military and Humanitarian Aid/Disaster Relief missions by providing timely access to high resolution commercial imagery directly to the end user. OGS will be providing construction of a prototype RGT system to facilitate Certification and Accreditation and enable system migration into operations.
OGSystems has joined the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). According to the OGC, “The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is an international industry consortium of 468 companies, government agencies and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available interface standards. OGC® Standards support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location-based services and mainstream IT. The standards empower technology developers to make complex spatial information and services accessible and useful with all kinds of applications."
Inc. magazine ranked OGSystems, LLC as one of the nation's fastest-growing private companies in its sixth annual Inc. 500|5000. Among the Government Services Industry, OGSystems was ranked in the top 100. We were able to achieve this honor, in part, because of our 259% 3-year growth rate. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. OGSystems joins companies like Yelp, yogurt maker Chobani, Giftcards.com, KIND, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list. Complete results of the Inc. 5000 can be found at <a href=http://www.inc.com/5000 target=_blank>www.inc.com/5000</a>
OGSystems (OGS) was awarded a $48,500,000 firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) by the Army Geospatial Center (AGC) in February 2012.The award will provide for research and development services on the Geospatial Research, Integration, Development and Support (GRIDS) II contract vehicle. OGS will be addressing gaps in geospatial science and technologies, developing geospatial services, and building web enabled architectures. We will also be required to examine and evaluate technologies and tools from Government, Academia, and Industry in order to support mission effectiveness of various Military Commands. We will provide interoperable solutions to Army, other Services and other military systems, both Coalition and Joint. OGS will also be working with biometric tools, applications, technologies, techniques and procedures, and related database development and management.
OGSystems is proud to announce the beta release of our tactical edge device for the forward deployed geospatial intelligence user. As a geospatial company with deep ties to the warfighter, OGSystems is continuously working to equip and provide our military forces with all of the advantages of today’s latest technologies. As demand for 3D visualization grows our goal is to provide the capability to the most forward leaning portion of our armed forces.<p class=paragraphs>OGSystems developed the LIDAR data viewer and exploitation application leveraging the Android OS. The viewer allows tactical users to take LIDAR point cloud data and zoom, maneuver, and interpret visual features in a native 3 dimensional format, including points of entry and structure mensuration (height, width, length), all while fused with contextual imagery.   The viewer also allows for real-time annotation of pertinent information for collaboration with networked users.</p><p class=paragraphs>With successful demonstrations to the Special Forces community and the ever growing need for better, more effective GEOINT, OGSystems is helping to put the power of GEOINT into the hands of the forward user.</p> 
SECAF Educational Program: How to transition from a Small Business Subcontractor to a Small Business Prime Contractor Aarish Gokaldas is the Managing Partner for Intelligence Operations for OGSystems (OGS), a small business government contractor specializing in Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) systems development and integration. With a background in GEOINT and MASINT, Aarish leads all OGS intelligence analysis and solutions activities. He has served as the capture manager and lead for numerous proposal efforts, which include prime wins at DIA, NGA, and INSCOM. As the lead for intelligence operations, Aarish manages OGSystems’ cadre of analysts and collectors in Washington, DC and Tampa, Florida. He is also responsible for advancing OGS initiatives in MASINT, ISR, collection management, and all-source analysis.<p class=paragraphs>Tuesday, April 3, 2012<br />$35.00 (Members Only)</p><p class=paragraphs>The Tower Club:  Skyline Room<br />8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 1700<br />Vienna, VA 22182</p><p class=paragraphs>7:45 am - 10:00 am</p> 
OGSystems, LLC (OGS was recently selected as a Prime Contractor for the 8 (a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resources for Services (STARS II) Government-Wide Acquisition Contract GWAC from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) contract vehicle. Under a $10 Billion dollar ceiling value, STARS II is designed to promote small business utilization when purchasing information technology (IT) services or IT services-based solutions for the federal government.
OGSystems announced today that it has been awarded the NMO Enterprise Support Services (NESS) contract by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). NESS will provide measurement and signature intelligence (MASINT) subject matter expertise to the DIA’s National MASINT Office (NMO), to include but not limited to: requirements and database support, policy and outreach, research and development, training and education, and MASINT Portal operations and maintenance support.
We recently moved to our new address, with over 13,000 square feet of facilities at 14900 Conference Center Drive in Chantilly VA to accommodate our customers, staff members and newly established conference space ensuring continued client success. Please stop by and experience what OGS has to offer today!
OGS announced today that the purchase of DBIG's federal IT consultancy practice was completed, enabling OGS to add key database management and analytical capabilities to our core services offerings in system development and integration. This purchase will further strengthen our ability to conduct large system deployments and provide access to a wealth of personnel resources in high-end computing and database design. DBIG is a professional IT consultancy managed by well-known industry leaders in knowledge management, database administration (primarily Oracle, DB2, and SQL Server), data warehousing and e-Business intelligence and infrastructure. Key business practice areas include full lifecycle IT consulting, strategic planning, on-call database administration support, and rescue management.
OGSystems Women's Network is an organization for women to support, educate, and share experiences with one another. Our focus is on the advancement and promotion of our female population through commitment to career growth via networking, mentoring, personal development, diversity awareness, and community service.
OGSystems has experienced tremendous success this year, and with that comes the opportunity to give back to the community. In the past, OGSystems has volunteered with Our Daily Bread, Walter Reed, and Toys for Tots. This year we would like to expand our Christmas activity by volunteering with Operation Pinecone, in addition to assisting the five previously adopted families from the Our Daily Bread Thanksgiving activity.</p><p class=paragraphs>Operation Pinecone is a grassroots, nonprofit organization based in South Riding, Virginia and consists of all volunteers who assemble gift and care packages for service members primarily stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
OGSystems (OGS) was officially eligible after 5 years of operating history to be considered for the Fast 50, which is the list of the fastest growing government contractors published by Washington Technology magazine. We debuted on the list at #16, speaking volumes about the commitment OGS has to continually exceed client expectations and bring like-minded individuals into the firm. OGS is a holder of 6 prime contracts and over a dozen subcontracts in the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC), and provides mission critical IT applications and analysis to a wide range of public and private sector clients. The full article can be found at: <a target=_blank href="http://washingtontechnology.com/fast50lists/fast-50-lists/2010.aspx">http://washingtontechnology.com/fast50lists/fast-50-lists/2010.aspx</a>
On September 20th OGS won a custom software development contract providing portal development and web services for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) supporting Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise (SITE) Program Management Office. Our solution will provide the SITE contract worldwide access to DIA’s acquisition framework for delivering IT requirements and technical support services that support the Intelligence Community. As the prime contractor in this effort, OGS will be responsible for rapidly developing, supporting and operating the portal environment to support the customer mission. OGS will be utilizing the latest in virtualization technology, solid-state storage solutions and a full suite of web 2.0 technologies providing a leading edge solution ensuring customer success.
The Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (<a target=_blank href="http://www.secaf.org/">SECAF</a>), an organization dedicated to the advancement of small and emerging government contractors, announces the finalists for its Second Annual SECAF Awards Gala. With over 90 nominations received, OGSystems was selected as one of five finalists in the $6-12M category due to outstanding employee retention, significant partnerships in the classified market, and several full and open prime contractor awards.
OGSystems (OGS) announced today that it has been awarded the OMNIBUS III contract for Information Technology (IT) and System Support enabling the Army’s next generation IT infrastructure. OMNIBUS III awardees will service mission critical systems, assets and data centers in performing various IT requirements such as: COMSEC; information assurance; network operations support; firewall administration; data recovery; software management; engineering, installation, database support, and web development.</p><p class=paragraphs>OMNIBUS III is an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) type contract with a ceiling value of $492,000,000, and OGS will be bringing successes with other Intelligence Community (IC) partners to the Army.
OGSystems held the NSG Marketing Intel Group (NMIX), kick-off meeting on March 23rd, 2010. This consortium consists of small companies presently doing geospatial business with the government. NMIX promotes a collaborative environment allowing small companies to exchange information related to procurements, teaming opportunities, business practices, and industry symposia freely amongst each other.
Source: <a target=_blank href="https://www1.nga.mil/Newsroom/PressReleases/Press%20Releases/nga10_02.pdf">Official NGA Press Release</a></p><p class=paragraphs>The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has awarded the Total Application Services for Enterprise Requirements contract to OGSystems.
OGSystems (OGS) closed its fiscal year 2009, with revenues that resulted in a 117% Compound Annual Growth rate from the first year of full operations in 2005. National security and Department of Defense clients continue to make up the key customer base for OGS technologies and service offerings and growth on existing contracts have driven our strong performance over the last several years.
OGSystems (OGS) Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) are skilled in high level program and project management as well as systems engineering and systems integration support for Light Detection And Ranging (LIDAR) efforts. We help the client ensure LIDAR technology, tools, applications, and capabilities are successfully integrated across all elements of the Tasking/Collection, Processing, Exploitation, Dissemination (TCPED) architecture.
OGSystems (OGS) is deeply committed to making the communities in which we live and work better places. For us this means that in addition to company donations, we value employees who volunteer their time and talents. It also means we seek out opportunities for OGS employees and their families to volunteer together in activities that reflect our core values.
As part of the continued growth of our professional services, and the approximate doubling in size of the company over the previous 12 months, OGSystems (OGS) promoted its first class of associate partners (AP), the first line in managerial and business development leadership in the company.
OGSystems has built on the momentum of our first prime contract in late 2008 with our second win in a crowded competition to provide enterprise architecture planning, decision support, and engineering tool implementation to a Department of Defense (DoD) organization. We credit this win to our strong past performance over the last several years on two key contracts that bolstered our ability to detail a technical solution that mixed commercial off the shelf technology with tool integration and customization savvy.
The Small and Emerging Contractor Forum (SECAF) narrowed down a large field of applicants (who were nominated by member companies for their outstanding values, growth, and potential) to five finalists for their small business of the year. OGSystems (OGS) was fortunate enough to be selected as one of the finalists, and SECAF noted that OGS was a destination firm where 80% of hires are internal referrals and the company had a 3% turnover rate for the most recent 12 month period.

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GEOINT 2018 Preview

4/19/2018

VLOG - GEOINT 2018 Preview

The GEOINT Symposium is just days away, and Team OGS is gearing up to head to Tampa. Carrie Drake, OGSystems’ Director of Communications, previews what you can expect to see in booth 645 in our latest vlog.

Creating a Culture of Innovation

2/22/2018

Creating a Culture of Innovation

The word “innovation” has become something of a buzzword, but in our industry, it’s still at the forefront of some of the brightest minds in the business. In August of 2015, renowned Silicon Valley entrepreneur Steve Blank visited our Chantilly headquarters and spoke about the importance of ...

OGSystems Hosts First PDXperience

1/4/2018

OGSystems Hosts First PDXperience

In early summer of 2017, OGS Associate Partner Hector Cuevas visited his old stomping grounds at Fort Bragg to meet with former US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) teammates to understand their requirements and shape an opportunity to integrate PeARL Flash into the Special Operations Forces ...

7 Takeaways from GEOINTeraction Tuesday with Dr. Anthony Vinci

11/17/2017

7 Takeaways from GEOINTeraction Tuesday with Dr. Anthony Vinci

On November 14, OGSystems had the pleasure of hosting USGIF’s GEOINTeraction Tuesday event at our Chantilly, Virginia headquarters. USGIF’s mission to “Accelerate Innovation” directly complements the OGSystems’ belief that “better is possible” ...

What NGA’s Data Brokerage Means for Industry

10/02/2017

What NGA’s Data Brokerage Means for Industry

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has a lot of data. Think of it this way — from just one sensor, NGA collects roughly the equivalent data of three full NFL seasons recorded in high-definition video — every day. It would require millions ...

OGSystems Spins Off Data Analytics Technology

7/24/2017

OGSystems Spins Off Data Analytics Technology

Introducing GeoSpark Analytics. OGSystems was founded to deliver customer value through innovation, embrace continuous change, and adapt emerging capabilities to the defense and intelligence sector that we are passionate about serving. We challenge ...

Small Sats, Big Data

4/17/2017

Small Sats, Big Data

While traditional satellite imaging companies like DigitalGlobe continue to corner the market for best quality imagery, it’s the rise of small satellites and the mass quantities of data they produce that is the future of the industry. Simply put, ...

OGS Making an Impact at Navy Center for Security Forces

2/1/2017

OGS Making an Impact at Navy Center for Security Forces

With its training delivery methods rooted in specific routine, the Navy CENSECFOR is looking to appeal to millennials and generation Z’s expectations for modern technology, seamless user experience, and high-velocity learning. Team OGS saw this as ...

Build – Measure – Learn with Lighthouse Customers

1/12/2017

Build – Measure – Learn with Lighthouse Customers

Victor Hugo’s famous quote “nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come” may have held true in 1800s France, but finding the people who can help you refine your idea and make it into that undeniable force in today’s world requires a very ...

Understanding: The Real Revolution in Data Discovery

11/10/2016

Understanding: The Real Revolution in Data Discovery

The exponential growth of data over the past decade has had both positive and negative effects on decision making — we are awash with data and lack easy to use tools to make sense of it all. Analysts and operators responsible for ...

Understand Your World Through GEOINT Analysis as a Service

9/28/2016

Understand Your World Through GEOINT Analysis as a Service

Service-based approaches to data (DaaS), software (SaaS) and platforms (PaaS) are everywhere. They are growing and they are the way content and tools are being hosted and ...

The Technical Guy and the Business Guy; The Diverse Leadership that Built OGSystems

8/23/2016

The Technical Guy and the Business Guy; The Diverse Leadership that Built OGSystems

There are two glass offices in the back right corner of OGSystems’ headquarters. Both are adorned with company memorabilia, family photos, and stand up desks. In one office, you’ll find the CEO in sneakers and jeans, often in colors representative ...

OGSystems Visioneers Attend 2016 International Forum for Visual Practitioners

7/25/2016

OGSystems Visioneers Attend 2016 International Forum for Visual Practitioners

The OGS Visioneers are gearing up for the premier annual graphic facilitation conference, the International Forum for Visual ...

Building the Community: Q&A with OGS’ 2016 GEOINT Symposium Golden Ticket Winners

5/25/2016

Building the Community: Q&A with OGS’ 2016 GEOINT Symposium Golden Ticket Winners

Every year at the GEOINT Symposium, the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) Young Professionals Group (YPG) selects 25 ...

OGSystems and the Lean Startup

5/10/2016

OGSystems and the Lean Startup

While attending a client meeting little over a year ago, Ty Smith, OGSystems Senior ...

The Power of Ideas

3/15/2016

The Power of Ideas

The current state of the market in the Intelligence Community sees the U.S. Government seeking to innovate in its approach to problem solving. The Department of Defense stood up the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) in Silicon Valley in ...

Q&A with Keith Barber

2/23/2016

Q&A with Keith Barber

Our people are our foundation, and their desire to effect change is what drives OGSystems’ culture. We combine the synergy of seasoned professionals with the energy of the next generation, forming a different approach of doing business in the IC. ...

Keeping Start-up Culture Alive

1/26/2016

Keeping Start-up Culture Alive

OGSystems was created to help defense and intelligence organizations think differently about engineering solutions for their hard problems. ...

New Year, New Career

1/7/2016

New Year, New Career

At OGSystems, we encourage our employees to explore the art of the ...

A Salute to Our Veterans

11/12/2015

A Salute to Our Veterans

At OGSystems, our love for the country and passion for our national security mission is at the heart of what we do. It is an honor to have more than 60 active duty and retired military members as a part of our OGSystems ...

Vlog - Why OGSystems

10/28/2015

Vlog - Why OGSystems

At OGSystems, our why is our passion for the mission, challenging the status quo, and a belief that better is ...

OGSystems Honored for Project GiveBack Support

10/20/2015

OGSystems Honored for Project GiveBack Support

On Saturday, October 10, OGSystems was recognized for its sponsorship of Project GiveBack; in particular, for their employee volunteer service and monetary donation given to its annual Thanksgiving Food Distribution program in the Fall of 2014. ...

OGSystems Building Bridges

10/5/2015

OGSystems Building Bridges

On Saturday, October 3, members of the OGSystems team attended The Intelligence Community (TIC), LLC’s inaugural Black Tie ...

Taking a Play from Simon Sinek-The OGSystems Why

10/2/2015

Taking a Play from Simon Sinek-The OGSystems Why

Figuring out how to grow with a company is tough - especially when you started very small and the changes are rapid. ...

To Hack or Not to Hack: What is Gained?

6/16/2015

To Hack or Not to Hack: What is Gained?

In our daily grind to deliver solutions (software) and solve difficult problems, we often get “tunnel vision” and only see the answers that are directly in front of us. On top of that, our processes are rapid and our problems are viewed with the ...

Jivango: Connecting Innovative Capabilities to Operational Needs

5/18/2015

Jivango: Connecting Innovative Capabilities to Operational Needs

The federal acquisition process has often been broadly painted as non-responsive, slow and arcane. We thought about the problems with regulations and paperwork and discovered that maybe, just perhaps, that the problem wasn’t a lack of desire to do ...

Visioneers Sustain Community Through Networking

5/15/2015

Visioneers Sustain Community Through Networking

As OGSystems continues to define itself as a disruptor, presenting new ways of designing and developing mission driven solutions will mean engaging with customers at deeper levels. The first rule of design is that form follows function, and an ...

Team ThreatSpot Takes $5,000 Prize at Inaugural Mil-OSS Student Hackathon

4/27/2015

Team ThreatSpot Takes $5,000 Prize at Inaugural Mil-OSS Student Hackathon

Student hackers in St. Louis descended upon the T-REX innovation center on April 18-19 for the first annual Mil-OSS Student Hackathon. As a sponsor of the event, several OGS VIPER engineers and developers were on hand, as well as DoD executives, ...

Offensive Security Training With OGSystems

4/21/2015

Offensive Security Training With OGSystems

The OGSystems Offensive Security team recently held its first training course. This first class entailed learning the metasploit framework, a very crucial and important tool for penetration testers and offensive security experts. It was challenging, ...

The Evolution of VIPER Labs

4/15/2015

The Evolution of VIPER Labs

Over the past eighteen months, VIPER Labs has grown and evolved to become a key part of the culture of disruptive innovation at OGSystems. VIPER Labs began quite humbly by responding to customer financial management needs and by growing that ...

Thinking Big and Thinking Small – How OGSystems Owns the Outcome

3/30/2015

Thinking Big and Thinking Small – How OGSystems Owns the Outcome

Unconventional thinking and the merger of strategic and tactical concepts was popularized by General McChrystal and the successful Afghanistan counter insurgency campaign, and is now so engrained in popular culture that it's a part of the urban ...

Leading the Visual Revolution through Strategic Visualization

3/23/2015

Leading the Visual Revolution through Strategic Visualization

“Seeing is believing” is a phrase forgotten in most office cultures. Dominated by spreadsheets, 20-page tomes, and endless PowerPoint presentations, many offices leave out the power of pictures in communicating a message. Too often, the intent ...

We are Moving!

3/16/2015

We are Moving!

Over the last year, we’ve really been feeling the space crunch at our headquarters in Chantilly. After a thorough search, we’re happy to announce that we’ll be moving into a newer, larger office this summer! We recently caught up with Indy Lamba of ...

Fostering Innovation with USGIF Young Professionals

3/2/2015

Fostering Innovation with USGIF Young Professionals

The government is in the beginning of a massive shift of how they do business. Traditional habits are proving to be less and less valuable and cost-effective, and true innovative practices are starting to take off. ...

Driving DevOps into the Cloud

2/23/2015

Driving DevOps into the Cloud

Here at Viperlabs we are always looking for ways to research capabilities that aid in the analysis, distribution, and assimilation of information and the formation of knowledgeable ...

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