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Parsons acquires geospacial intelligence company

January 18, 2019

OGSystems, a solutions provider with technologies in geospatial intelligence, big data analytics, and threat mitigation, enhances Parsons' national security planning and designing of tomorrow’s resilient smart cities.

Parsons has acquired OGSystems, a solutions provider with technologies in geospatial intelligence, big data analytics, and threat mitigation. This acquisition is the latest in a series of strategic investments by Parsons and is the corporation’s third acquisition in the past 14 months.

Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, OGSystems has operations in Missouri, Oregon, and California. The company’s core defense and intelligence customers include the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and Special Operations Command (SOCOM).


Chuck Harrington, Chairman/CEO, Parsons

“Parsons’ strategy is focused on disruptive, differentiated technologies demanded in high-growth, mission-oriented programs in the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure sectors,” said Chuck Harrington, Parsons’ Chairman and CEO in a company release. “The actionable intelligence that geospatial imagery and data analytics brings to Parsons’ portfolio through OGSystems is a game changer. Whether informing our national security customers’ mission planning or designing tomorrow’s resilient smart city, Parsons now brings deeper intelligence expertise to the challenge.”

OGSystems’ VIPER Labs and Immersive Engineering techniques serve as the catalysts for deployment of geospatial systems and software, embedded system threat analytics, and cloud engineering solutions. OGSystems’ advanced hardware solutions include the PeARL family of sensors, combining industry-leading camera and optic lens technologies with software solutions, yielding high resolution 2D and 3D aerial imagery.

“OGSystems will expand our position in critical markets, including space operations, cybersecurity, critical infrastructure, and beyond,” said Carey Smith, Parsons’ COO. “Parsons’ existing artificial intelligence and cloud computing expertise will augment OGSystems’ support for customers demanding more efficiency in analyzing overwhelming volumes of geographic imagery and data.”


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