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Computer Aided Tactical Information System (CATIS)

The Imagery Exploitation Support System (IESS) was formerly known as Computer Aided Tactical Information System (CATIS). CATIS was initially developed in the 1977-1982 timeframe, and since then has servered as a DOD world-wide and Tactical Air Forces wide imagery derived information exploitation system. CATIS provides production, research and support tools for reporting of intelligence from reconnaissance and surveillance imagery. On 21 January 1989 CATIS reached initial operational capability at six Air Force and Naval Intelligence Centers worldwide. CATIS provided an increased imagery dissemination and exploitation capability. Korean Combat CATIS reached initial operational capability 26 July 1990. A down-sized version of the Computer Aided Tactical Information System, Combat CATIS was used by the 6th Tactical Intelligence Group at Osan AB, Korea. It supported both Korean and American forces, and greatly enhanced joint theater intelligence analysis.

On February 7, 1995 Government Systems Corporation, Imagery and Intelligence Processing, Westlake Village, California, was awarded an $11,762,008 face value increase to a cost-plus-award-fee contract. This contract is for software and hardware upgrades to the Computer Aided Tactical Information System and the Requirements Management System in support of the Department of Defense Intelligence Information System. Contract was expected to be completed April 1997. On August 15, 1995 GTE Government Systems corporation, Westlake Village, California, was awarded a $11,841,011 face value increase to a Cost Plus Award Fee contract for software and hardware upgrades to the Computer Aided Tactical Information System and the Requirements Management System in support of the Department of Defense Intelligence Information System. Contract was expected to be completed April 1997.

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