DHS - Geospatial Technical Support Services (GTSS)


Geospatial technology is an essential tool that supports a variety of DHS missions that include emergency management of natural and manmade disasters, planning for National Special Security Events (NSSE), support of border security, immigration and customs enforcement, maritime security and other law enforcement missions, and critical infrastructure protection as well as situational awareness capabilities to DHS Operations that rely on location-based technologies. DHS uses geospatial technology to produce maps of natural hazards such as floodplains, to assess critical infrastructure risk and vulnerabilities, to track and monitor law enforcement activities and support reconnaissance operations, to conduct urban search and rescue operations to recover survivors affected by disasters, to plan security operations for special events, and to facilitate vessel and cargo tracking and inspection. Geospatial technology includes geospatial data, software, and geospatial hardware. Geospatial data means information that identifies, depicts, or describes the geographic locations, boundaries, or characteristics of inhabitants and natural or constructed features on the Earth. This information may be derived from, among other things, socio-demographic analysis, economic analysis, land information records and land use information processing, statistical analysis, survey and observational methodologies, environmental analysis, critical infrastructure protection analysis, satellites, remote sensing, airborne imagery collection, mapping, engineering, construction, global positioning systems, and surveying technologies and activities. Geospatial software and hardware means computer programs, equipment, or electronic devices such as GPS units or remote sensing sensors that are required to depict, visualize, analyze, maintain, or otherwise use geospatial data and information. The goal of this BPA is to provide capability for supporting programs throughout DHS with geospatial and common operating picture technology requirements. The contractor shall provide comprehensive geospatial enterprise technical support services to include: program and project management, technical planning, engineering and implementation, analytics and processing, enterprise and technical architecture, data processing and management and operations and maintenance. These capabilities are designed to complement DHS programs by providing geospatial technical expertise and program management support to missions and operations across the Department.

The task areas of technical support include:
1. Program I Project Management
2. Technical Planning, Engineering and Implementation
3. Analytics and Processing
4. Enterprise and Technical Architecture
5. Data Processing and Management
6. Operations and Maintenance

Contract & Contact

Contract Details:  HSHQDC-13-A-00049
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