National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Selects Ventyx as Electric Infrastructure Data Vendor for Fourth Consecutive Year

March 3, 2009

ATLANTA , March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventyx(R), the world's largest private software, data and advisory services provider to the energy and utility industry, today announced a new contract with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) in which the company will be the exclusive provider of electric infrastructure data for the agency. The contract marks the fourth year in a row that NGA has chosen Ventyx data.

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A Department of Defense combat support agency and a member of the National Intelligence Community, NGA develops imagery and map-based intelligence solutions for U.S. national defense, homeland security and safety of navigation. In addition to supporting combat operations, NGA also supports disaster relief and homeland defense operations by providing GEOINT data, products and analyses to lead federal agencies as well as state and local first responders.

The accuracy of Ventyx's data, as well as the company's past performance with NGA, were primary reasons for the agency continuing to work with Ventyx. The Ventyx geospatial team spent considerable time and effort in understanding the agency's needs, and the company has provided considerable domain expertise to NGA over the years.

"NGA has the highest standards for data and spatial accuracy. We are acutely aware that lives are on the line when they are doing analysis in advance of events, and when federal, state and local first responders are coordinating their efforts," said Ventyx Executive Vice President Will Dailey . "So, Ventyx is grateful that after performing extensive data quality checking of all competitive vendors in this space NGA has once again chosen the Ventyx electric infrastructure data to be of the highest quality. Ventyx has significant partnerships with many other government agencies, including FERC, EIA, EPA and the Department of Justice, due to the quality of our data. And, our same high-quality data are available to all of our clients and are especially valuable to anyone involved in plant site applications or who wish to better understand energy market infrastructure in various regions."

Ventyx offers the most spatially accurate data in the energy industry through its Velocity Suite of solutions. The Velocity Suite of historic energy markets data provides organizations with the integrated market data and tools they need to analyze, benchmark and conduct planning and market analysis. In addition to their popularity with government agencies, these solutions are also compelling offerings for utilities interested in developing new generation or transmission. For more information on the Ventyx Velocity Suite of energy data solutions, please visit our Website at

About NGA

NGA is a Department of Defense combat support agency and a member of the National Intelligence Community. The Agency's mission is to provide timely, relevant and accurate geospatial intelligence in support of our national security. The term "geospatial intelligence" means the exploitation and analysis of imagery and geospatial information to describe, assess and visually depict physical features and geographically referenced activities on the Earth. Geospatial intelligence consists of imagery, imagery intelligence and geospatial (e.g., mapping, charting and geodesy) information. Headquartered in Bethesda, Md. , NGA has major facilities in the Washington, D.C. ; Northern Virginia and St. Louis, Mo , areas with NGA support teams worldwide.

About Ventyx

Ventyx is a leading business solutions provider, delivering asset management, mobile workforce management, energy portfolio management and customer care solutions to more than 1,250 energy, utility and communications customers, as well as to asset-intensive customers in selected commercial markets. Ventyx delivers best-of-breed business solutions that maximize operational and financial performance, backed by the industry's deepest available industry-specific domain expertise. For more information, visit our Website at

Ventyx is a registered trademark of Ventyx Inc. Other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

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