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September 27, 2016
OGSystems Announces First Strategic Partnership in the BlueGlass Platform

CHANTILLY, Va. —   OGSystems (OGS), a leader in technology innovation for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC), today announced that they will partner with Planet in the development of BlueGlass™ – OGSystems’ easily accessible location-based intelligence platform.

OGSystems is combining commercial remote sensing, big data, and cognitive analytics to develop OGSystems’ BlueGlass — an easily accessible location-based intelligence platform that delivers real-time insights through situational awareness, anomaly alerting, and reporting of activities that could pose risk to your operations.

“OGSystems’ vision for BlueGlass™ was born out of our internal research and development labs,” said Omar Balkissoon, CEO and Co-Founder of OGSystems. “Through our Immersive Engineering™ practice, we identified a need to disrupt traditional analytic processes, sift through the overwhelming flood of data, and develop a service to provide GEOINT derived answers to analysts, operators and decision makers. Planet is changing the game as their imaging frequency gets closer and closer to daily cadence. This disruptive approach makes them an ideal first partner for OGSystems’ BlueGlass™ platform.”

“We are excited to have Planet as the first partner for the development of OGSystems’ BlueGlass™,” said John Goolgasian, OGS Associate Partner in charge of GEOINT Analytics.  “Planet’s synoptic coverage of the Earth will be the perfect analytic source and canvas for the fusion of location-based IoT data and analytics. They will assist us to provide our customers with the most up to date information to help them understand their world.”

The OGSystems BlueGlass™ platform combines commercial remote sensing, big data, and cognitive analytics to deliver real-time insights through situational awareness, anomaly alerting, and reporting of activities that could pose risk to the operations of its users.

“New data streams like Planet’s global, frequent satellite imagery empower new analysis methods. With a growing archive like Planet’s available on the OGSystems BlueGlass™ platform, analysts can monitor ongoing events, and develop new ways to detect and analyze change on a monthly, weekly and even daily basis,” said Scott Brunton, Planet’s Director of US Government Sales.

About Planet

Planet designs, builds and operates the world’s largest constellation of Earth-imaging satellites. Planet’s mission is to image the entire Earth, every day and make global change visible, accessible, and actionable. With the complementary RapidEye constellation, Planet has an image archive from 2009 and a network over one hundred partners around the world. See change. Change the world. Learn more at and follow @planetlabs.

About OGSystems

OGSystems’ (OGS) mission is to provide technically advanced solutions to customers through constant innovation, effecting positive change in every engagement. In an industry accustomed to long and inefficient procurement cycles, OGS thinks differently – we are an alternative for DoD and IC clients seeking nimble companies to solve their most difficult problems. Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, with regional offices in St. Louis, Missouri, San Diego, California, and Portland, Oregon, OGS employs over 350 geospatial engineers, software developers, data scientists and mission subject matter experts in the areas of geospatial intelligence and big data analytics. For more information, visit

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