TEC Imagery Office, Topographic Engineering Center, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers,U.S. Army, U. S. Department of Defense
Data Center Description
Description and Background:
The Engineer Research and Development Center's (ERDC) Topographic Engineering Center (TEC) was designated by the Office of the Assistant Chief of Engineers in 1990 to act as the U.S. Army's Commercial and Civil Imagery Acquisitions monitor. This action was designed to prevent Army agencies/organizations from duplicating commercial imagery purchases.
Efficient management of the research, acquisition, and distribution of imagery and products is increasingly important as U.S. Army units expand their use of this technology. TIO serves several functions in its role as monitor, as defined in a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the U.S. Army and U.S. Geological Survey on Nov. 26, 1990. These include acting as the U.S. Army's primary point-of-contact for commercial/civil imagery sources to support engineer and terrain analysis operations and applications, acting as the monitor for all U.S. Army purchases of commercial imagery, and serving as a repository of purchases and any scenes available to Department of Defense (DoD) that are crucial to Army missions.
Procure current and historical data for U.S. Army and DoD customers, with funding split between specified Army units when available, and with other monies provided by the customer. As the many planned future systems launch, all systems will be used for supporting DoD military and civil planning, training, operational and humanitarian requirements