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Esri renews NTIS partnership supporting White House priorities with access to geographic data

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REDLANDS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Biden administration has prioritized goals related to climate change, equity and infrastructure, particularly with the signing of a $1.2 trillion bill to rebuild the country’s aging infrastructure. ‘America. Acting on many of these initiatives requires access to accurate geographic data while ensuring transparency for all organizations involved. To support these goals, Esri, the world leader in location intelligence, has renewed a joint venture partnership with the US Department of Commerce’s National Technical Information Service (NTIS). The agreement supports innovative joint venture projects across the federal government to make data more accessible and transparent.

“Over the past few years, we’ve seen an increased need for organizations to respond to and recover from crises ranging from wildfires to a global pandemic,” said Andrew Turner, director and CTO of the Esri R&D Center in Washington, D.C. DC. “By using geospatial technology to access and understand valuable data, leaders can help build resilience in their communities and make more equitable decisions.”

NTIS helps federal agencies make better data decisions by providing the support and structure that helps partners securely store, analyze, sort and aggregate data in new ways. Through the Joint Venture Partnership (JVP) program, NTIS leverages the insights of its private sector partners to create new ways to use data to solve problems.

Esri technology helps government organizations take a geographic approach to solving complex problems that often reach national and global scales. When the COVID-19 pandemic was first detected, many governments used Esri maps to allow leaders and residents to visualize where the virus had spread and, potentially, where vaccines were available. These same tools are used to track natural disasters, assess climate risks and identify areas where political inequalities are occurring.

Expanding partner access to open source data will enable deeper and broader collaboration between government agencies and ultimately improve how they respond to public needs. The renewal of the agreement between Esri and NTIS serves to foster innovation and develop better decision-making in priority areas for the White House.

To learn more about how Esri technology can be used by national government to improve access to actionable geographic data, visit esri.com/en-us/industries/national-government/overview.

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Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS), geolocation, and mapping software, helps customers harness the power of data to improve operational and business results. Founded in 1969 in Redlands, California, USA, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide and more than 200,000 institutions in the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Africa and in the Middle East, including Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. , non-profit organizations and universities. Esri has regional offices, international distributors, and local support partners in more than 100 countries on six continents. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri designs the most innovative solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit us at esri.com.

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