General Dynamics' GeoWorx(TM) Software Product is First Commercial Software Package to Achieve NITF Registration for Controlled Image Base(R)

YPSILANTI, Mich., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Joint Interoperability Test Command (Fort Huachuca, Ariz.) has registered GeoWorx(TM) software, produced by General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, for compliance with Controlled Image Base(R) (CIB(R)) specifications as determined by the National Imagery Transmission Format Standards for exchange, storage and transmission of digital-imagery products. This is the first time a commercially available software package has been registered for compliance with CIB. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).

"This designation gives GeoWorx an elite status in the marketplace," said Jay McConville, vice president of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems' reconnaissance and surveillance solutions line of business. "GeoWorx provides a highly automated solution to government and commercial image producers who need to meet the content standards of CIB."

Produced in Ypsilanti, GeoWorx is an image processing suite of tools which can provide the warfighter with highly accurate, integrated image maps. GeoWorx compiles multiple image sources, then compresses and reformats them for consistent presentation via different user displays.

The Joint Interoperability Test Command is a field command of the Defense Information Systems Agency that provides information systems test and evaluation services to all of the Department of Defense, other federal agencies, state and local governments, and private industry. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community and a Department of Defense Combat Support Agency that provides timely, relevant and accurate geospatial intelligence in support of national security objectives.

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, headquartered in Arlington, Va., is a leading provider of transformational mission solutions in command, control, communications and computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. The company has been providing software products for more than a decade and also provides comprehensive training and support programs. Customers include those in the defense, intelligence, homeland security and homeland defense communities. More information is available on the Internet at http://www.gd-ais.com.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 72,200 people worldwide and had 2005 revenue of $21.2 billion. The company is a market leader in mission-critical information systems and technologies; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and business aviation. More information about the company can found at http://www.generaldynamics.com.

GeoWorx(TM) is a registered trademark of General Dynamics.

Controlled Image Base(R) and CIB(R) are registered trademarks of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Participation in Joint Interoperability Test Command independent evaluations does not imply National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency or Department of Defense endorsement of particular companies or products. CIB(R) can only be produced under contract or agreement with National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

CONTACT: Michelle Minor of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems,
Tel: +1-734-480-5262, Fax: +1-734-480-5150, or Email Contact

Web site: http://www.gd-ais.com/
http://www.generaldynamics.com/


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