The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency wants to transition from its legacy systems to a brand new architecture, including big data, cloud services, automation and artificial intelligence.

As part of that effort, the NGA issued the Enterprise Engineering contract July 12 to Perspecta Engineering, a Virginia-based company that provides analytical engineering expertise and mission support to military and intelligence customers. In a press release, Perspecta noted that the five-year contract has a maximum ceiling value of $824 million, and the company began work on the first task order, worth $224 million, at the end of July.

“The objective of the NGA Enterprise Engineering acquisition is to obtain the expertise necessary to transform NGA’s current legacy systems architecture by addressing and adopting transformational capabilities,” said NGA spokesperson Samuel Wilson in an email. Wilson declined to discuss the contract further, noting that it touched on sensitive spaces.

According to the award notice, the contract provides “systems engineering and integration subject matter expertise to plan, design, define, develop, document, and baseline the Global GEOINT Enterprise Architecture to ensure enterprise systems work together in an integrated fashion to deliver mission capabilities and solutions. The NEE contract will transform NGA’s current architecture of legacy systems to a new ‘To-Be’ architecture …”