June 17, 2016
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (June 17, 2016) — Woolpert welcomed more than a dozen new staff members this month to form its Air Force Enterprise GeoBase Team, which will support a $4.7 million contract to provide geospatial services to five major commands. These include Air Combat Command (ACC), Air Education and Training Command (AETC), Air Force District of Washington (AFDW), Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) and Air Force Space Command (AFSPC).
The contract will be administered through AFSOC, with funding from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC). It is a one-year contract, with the possibility of extension.
With the addition of this new contract to Woolpert’s existing GeoBase portfolio, which includes Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), Woolpert now provides enterprise geospatial services to more than two-thirds of the U.S. Air Force (USAF) installations across the country.
The project will support consistent, cost-effective geospatial information across multiple installations within each command. The aim of the GeoBase concept is to achieve economies of scale through a “one installation, one map” plan.
Woolpert, a mapping industry leader, has been providing geospatial services to the USAF since GeoBase’s inception.
Also joining the Woolpert team is Dr. Brian Cullis, a retired USAF colonel, who will ensure Woolpert continues to provide enterprise solutions in line with AFCEC’s mission.
Cullis has advocated for enterprise-wide geospatial information programs for the military since the 1990s, and his dissertation initiated the GeoBase concept.