Engility has awarded a $25,000 prize to Optensity as the winner of the Innovative GEOINT Application Provider Program Grand Challenge 2016 for work on an application built to alert users on location-based threats and identifications of safe locations.
Engility said Wednesday it worked with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to create the IGAPP challenge in an effort to connect commercial vendors with government agencies that are interested in obtaining new technologies.
Amanda Brownfield, Engility senior vice president for national intelligence accounts, said Optensity’s SafeTravelerGlobe app is now available for download at the NGA GEOINT App store.
Engility CEO Lynn Dugle said the challenge aims serve as a bridge between government and industry and to draw interest to the NGA app store.
SafeTravelerGlobe is also designed to feature a map display that shows official safety information.
The IGAPP Grand Challenge 2016 was launched in February at the IGAPP Developers Conference and the award was given to Optensity during the Geospatial Intelligence Foundation’s 2016 symposium in Orlando, Florida.