ITT employee recognized with 2008 Geospatial Intelligence Award

Boulder, Colo. - October 28, 2008 - ITT Visual Information Solutions' Christopher Jengo has been named the recipient of the 2008 Geospatial Intelligence Award in the Industry Achievement category.  The award is offered and presented annually by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF). Mr. Jengo is being recognized for his exceptional work in the development of SPEAR (Spectral Processing Exploitation and Analysis Resource) tools.  SPEAR is a suite of over 15 tools developed for use with ENVI software to automate and guide image analysts through image processing tasks common to defense and intelligence workflows.

SPEAR enables image analysts with limited advanced geospatial intelligence (AGI) backgrounds to create accurate intelligence products within tactical timelines with little or no additional training. Examples of common tasks that SPEAR automates include pan sharpening, detecting lines of communication, change detection and terrain categorization (TERCAT). SPEAR was developed as a 2006-2007 MERIT project at NGIC to create analyst-friendly workflows that address commonly occurring EEIs for warfighters.

The 2008 Geospatial Intelligence Award will be presented to Mr. Jengo by USGIF representatives at the 2008 GEOINT Symposium in Nashville, Tennessee on Tuesday, October 28, 2008.

The USGIF Awards Program was implemented to recognize individuals from commercial and government agencies whose work significantly contributes to advancing the science of geospatial intelligence. Award recipients have made outstanding contributions to the field and winners were voted by their peers.

ITT Visual Information Solutions plans to introduce additions to the SPEAR suite coming in the ENVI 4.6 software release scheduled for January 2009.

For more information about ENVI or SPEAR tools, visit

About ITT Visual Information Solutions
ITT Visual Information Solutions, a business of ITT Corporation, (NYSE: ITT), provides integrated software solutions that help scientists, engineers, researchers, and medical professionals turn complex data into useful information. The company's 150,000 customers from more than 80 countries use IDL, ENVI and IAS to analyze data and imagery and deploy imaging applications. ITT Visual Information Solutions' products are used in a variety of industries, including remote sensing, engineering, earth sciences, aerospace, defense and intelligence, medical imaging, oil and gas exploration and biotechnology. Combined with a host of support services including training, consulting and technical support, ITT Visual Information Solutions offers the most complete data visualization, image analysis and image delivery solutions available. For more information visit:

About ITT Corporation
ITT Corporation ( is a diversified high-technology engineering and manufacturing company dedicated to creating more livable environments, enabling communications and providing protection and safety. The company plays an important role in vital markets including water and fluids management, global defense and security, and motion and flow control. ITT employs approximately 40,000 people serving customers in more than 50 countries. Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., the company generated $9 billion in 2007 sales.

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