R&D and Technology Assessments
GCS performs objective, quantitative evaluations of current and emerging geospatial technologies, tools, data, and products across government, academia and industry in support of our customers. GCS has provided regular assessments of technology and the potential impacts on our customers, the NSG, and the broader DoD/IC communities.
GCS performs evaluations that consider the following key criteria:
Technology– Assess hardware, software, data, products for functionality, relevance, and sustainability
Cost–The initial investment in the technology as well as the operations and sustainment cost and value relative to other options
Scalability– The customer must have confidence that the technology can scale to support DoD/IC as required from small teams to the Enterprise, as appropriate
Standards and Interoperability– Standards and Interoperability support reuse, low risk integration, and information sharing
Viability– Likelihood that the technology will succeed in its intended function