NCI Contract Win "Along With" Google by USSTRATCOM (NCIT, GOOG)

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NCI Inc. (NASDAQ:NCIT) has been awarded two technology demonstration task orders from the United States Strategic Command to develop cutting-edge search and geospatial visualization capability for key federal customers. The competitive task orders were awarded to NCI, together with Google Inc. and Next Tier Concepts, Inc. under the NETCENTS contract.

If you just read the headline, this is a bit misleading because it sounds like Google is awarding the contract rather than just being part of the contract award group: "NCI and Google to Develop Cutting-Edge Geospatial Search and Visualization Capabilities for Federal Customers".

Geospatial visualization is the process of viewing geospatially tagged information on maps or satellite imagery. The NCI team will link web applications and web-based portals with information from external databases and other enterprise data sources. These applications will use Google Earth and Google Enterprise Search to create an integrated, geospatial view of critical customer information.

Just on October 10, NCI announced it has won a $5.5 million contract from the Air Force as part of the NETCENTS task order.  NCI did over $218 million in revenues last year and analysts expect $297+ million this year and $360 million next year.

Jon C. Ogg
October 24, 2007