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Imagery Analyst












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Contractor personnel performing work on this contract are required to have active TS/SCI clearances and are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph as requested by the Government.

GEOINT Product Quality Engineering

The GEOINT Product Quality Engineering function provides the expertise and skillsets to successfully develop, coordinate, and execute a risk-based GEOINT product quality assessment program. This function includes expertise in the data and capabilities that support the NSG/ASG TCPED process, as well as the systems engineer processes relevant to DoD acquisition programs. This expertise enables detailed risk-assessments of GEOINT data and GEOINT TCPED capabilities for developing comprehensive quality evaluation studies. This function also includes expert level GEOINT format and metadata specification knowledge critical to a successful quality impact assessment of the full-scope of GEOINT sources.

The Contractor shall:

  • Provide qualified expertise in image science principles that enable design, development, and execution of a comprehensive evaluation and verification program for image quality.

  • Provide and maintain functional knowledge of the following: The National System for GEOINT (NSG), system engineering processes and procedures, and GEOINT capabilities that reside in NSG legacy and cloud environments.

  • Provide qualified expertise in the full range of GEOINT sources and sensor types and phenomenologies to include: Panchromatic, SAR, Infrared, and multi-spectral sensors (national, commercial and airborne sources), Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR), Full Motion Video (FMV), Motion Imagery (MI), Hyper-spectral imaging systems, Light Detecting and Ranging(LiDAR) systems, etc.

  • Qualified expertise should encompass sensor capabilities, data parameters, product performance and utility, standards and specifications, workflows, exploitation techniques, and tools.

  • Coordinate with CIO-T/TA sensor program offices, NGA Source, the user community, and mission partners to develop, and execute comprehensive sensor quality assessments.

  • Coordinate with the Joint OPIR Operations office, the OPIR user community, and mission partners to develop, and execute comprehensive OPIR quality assessments.

  • Conduct early GEOINT product quality requirements review and risk assessments of new sensor data, NSG/ASG systems and capabilities, and data workflows.

  • Identify GEOINT product quality impacts of capabilities introduced or proposed to the NSG/ASG and identify the need for GEOINT product quality assessments to mitigate those impacts through:
    Review of RFCs, early test reports, and sensor or system documentation.
    Coordination with program offices and vendors through Technical Exchange Meetings (TEMs) and Integration Planning Teams (IPT).


  • Participation in milestone Readiness events and review of event artifacts.

  • Plan and propose product quality assessments of GEOINT data and NSG/ASG capabilities; conducting risk analysis, identifying data needs and data evaluation points in the product workflow, building test cases, and defining success thresholds.

  • Identify and report gaps in data availability and assessment capabilities that limit or preclude a full assessment of product quality risk.

  • Perform analysis of assessment results against the identified risk to the NSG; generate a comprehensive test report, and develop a recommendation for operational readiness reviews.

  • Provide expert level GEOINT format and metadata specification compliance evaluations and reporting for the full range of traditional and non-traditional imaging systems, products, and data formats ensuring legacy and future product/segment interoperability across the enterprise TCPED process.

  • Provide qualified expertise on the use of COTS and GOTS electronic light table (ELT) applications employed within the NSG.

  • Provide ELT software assessments for the full range of traditional and non-traditional imaging systems, products, and imagery data formats as required by program requirements or user needs to include: ELT functional and non-functional requirements, ELT output products, image chain verification, Softcopy Image Processing Standard (SIPS) performance, data compression, display performance, and others.

  • Provide analysis of new sensor products toward the development of recommended default display settings for ELTs.

  • Support early product quality requirements review and input for NSG system development, upgrades, sensor integration, and other NSG improvements via Request for Change (RFC) review accomplish by coordinating TACQ Subject Matter Expert (SME) review of related RFCs and supporting documentation to assess product quality risk and impact.

  • Report comments and impacts to RFC POCs and track RFC approval.

  • Support the development and maintenance of product quality SOPs, CONOPs, architecture design, handbooks, strategic plans, and reference guidance.

  • Support program milestone events (including Test Planning Meetings, Operational Acceptance Tests, and others) and provide a recommendation based on assessments, analysis, and coordination; risk assessments, product quality assessments, coordination with program offices.

  • Provide Product Quality risk assessment of ad hoc Image Quality support requests received from mission partners, stakeholders, DoD Service components, NGA team member organizations, and others.

GEOINT Product Quality Risk Analysis:

The GEOINT Product Quality Risk Analysis function supports efforts to sustain a robust risk-based assessment strategy capable of addressing both traditional and non-traditional GEOINT product quality concerns. This function maintains awareness of planned updates to the NSG, including systems, capabilities, and sensors through review and coordination of NGA and Mission Partner Requests for Change (RFC), review of system documentation, and tracking schedules. Additionally, this function facilitates and supports the development and maintenance of standard operating procedures (SOPs), Concept of Operations (CONOPs), work instructions and others to ensure standardization and continuity in the risk-based strategy across all product quality efforts.

IC-CAP is, proudly, an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Race, religion, gender identity/expression, sexuality, and color, among other similar factors, will play no part in determining eligibility for employment. Employees and prospective employees will succeed based on their own merit.

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