GeoDecisions and Gannett Fleming Win Ports for National Defense and GIS Contract

Pictured on left, SDDCTEA PND Senior Engineer Phil Krueger, GeoDecisions GIS Analyst Amanda Guers, GeoDecisions Business Analyst Curt Darden, and Gannett Fleming Vice President Jessica Hou pose at Port of Benicia, California, January 2015.

Pictured on left, SDDCTEA PND Senior Engineer Phil Krueger, GeoDecisions GIS Analyst Amanda Guers, GeoDecisions Business Analyst Curt Darden, and Gannett Fleming Vice President Jessica Hou pose at Port of Benicia, California, January 2015.

(July 16, 2015/Harrisburg, Pa.) GeoDecisions and its parent company, Gannett Fleming, were awarded a $3.3 million/three-year contract by the U.S. Transportation Command and Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command Transportation Engineering Agency (SDDCTEA) to continue providing Ports for National Defense (PND) program and geographic information system (GIS) services. The project includes PND studies, GIS for outside-the-continental-U.S. (OCONUS) seaports, and onsite GIS support. GeoDecisions is an information technology company specializing in enterprise geospatial solutions.

Since 2001, Gannett Fleming and GeoDecisions have partnered with SDDCTEA to complete studies and provide GIS for commercial and military seaports throughout the world. In addition to creating and maintaining a GIS database for OCONUS seaports, GeoDecisions developed and maintains EGIS and the award-winning IRRIS® platform.

“Today’s U.S. military strategy is built on the ability to rapidly deploy, protect, and sustain armed forces anywhere on the planet, and our port study and GIS solutions support this mindset,” said Brendan Wesdock, MCP, GISP, president of GeoDecisions. “We provide SDDCTEA with geospatial tools that help revolutionize surface deployment and distribution analyses and evolve transportation engineering.”

GeoDecisions GIS technology combined with Gannett Fleming engineering acumen has proven successful during SDDCTEA seaport data development projects. “Accuracy, information consistency, and quality control are key performance indicators,” added Jessica Hou, PE, vice president with Gannett Fleming. “Our SDDCTEA portfolio includes assessing 45 different seaports, many multiple times during the last decade of this work, while considering critical transportation infrastructure through more than 70 modeling analyses. We are on call and onsite whenever and wherever SDDCTEA requires assistance.”

GeoDecisions’ experienced staff of professional consultants, analysts, and developers support clients worldwide. Fundamental to the company’s award-winning approach is the integration of spatial information to empower existing systems and processes. GeoDecisions’ philosophy is based on an enterprisewide approach to the integration of diverse information technologies, data formats, and systems. An Esri Gold-tier Business Partner, we are proud to be ISO 9001:2008 Certified.

Gannett Fleming has served as a partner in global infrastructure for 100 years. We have helped improve communities through transportation, environmental, water, power, and facility-related projects in more than 65 countries. As our 2,000 employees celebrate this milestone, we look forward to a second century of delivering innovation and excellence. We provide planning, design, technology, and construction management services for a diverse range of markets and disciplines. From more than 60 offices around the world, we embrace sustainability and innovation for all activities, finding the best solutions and the most efficient processes to meet our clients’ complex challenges. Founded in 1915, Gannett Fleming had $327 million in revenues in 2014. We are proud to be ISO 9001:2008 Certified.

The mission of the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command Transportation Engineering Agency (SDDCTEA) is to improve the global deployability and sustainment of U.S. Armed Forces by providing the Department of Defense (DoD) with transportation engineering, policy guidance, research, and analytical expertise to support the national military strategy. As the premier DoD deployment engineering and analysis center, SDDCTEA employs state-of-the-art computational and analytical tools as well as the most advanced information system technologies to satisfy the warfighter's total force projection needs.