NASA campus uses security system from WFI

SAN DIEGO, 10 May 2005. Wireless Facilities, Inc. (WFI) announced today that it has completed delivery of security data for 10 buildings at NASA's Kennedy Space Center using its Tactical Survey security system.

SAN DIEGO, 10 May 2005. Wireless Facilities, Inc. (WFI) announced today that it has completed delivery of security data for 10 buildings at NASA's Kennedy Space Center using its Tactical Survey security system.

The data, which includes 360-degree imagery and geographic data, will be used by the Kennedy Space Center to support tactical response, training and emergency preparedness for first responders in the event of an emergency situation. The Tactical Survey system is a computer-based technology that was created by WFI and its partner, Tactical Survey Group, Inc. (TSG).

The Tactical Survey System is a computer-based security tool that presents a "virtual tour" of a structure. Tactical Survey users can "see through" doors, walls and around corners, as well as look up, down right and left in a seamlessly fluid 360 degree view.

The digital images displayed by Tactical Survey are embedded with related tactical data, including hazardous material types and locations, aerial photos, ingress and egress videos, key personnel and building construction information, utility shutoff locations with instructions, communications infrastructure, fire fighting assets, fire and security alarm systems, and perimeter control systems. Using Tactical Survey, Kennedy Space Center has an interactive security system for 10 of the center's most critical facilities comprising a total of 1.62 million square feet.

With the Tactical Survey System deployed, emergency responders will arrive at a crisis scene with the tool necessary to give them detailed knowledge of a given building or facility. The Tactical Survey System provides unique and critical data and situational awareness for Kennedy Space Center first and subsequent emergency responders, including law enforcement, fire fighting and other emergency personnel to view critical infrastructure facilities from outside the crisis location prior to entering the affected facility.

WFI and TSG are providing a complete first responder training program and technical support to NASA, incorporating the survey into live training scenarios utilizing multiple responder organizations. As the NASA teams train, the Tactical Survey will also be analyzed for full operational deployment. The entire efforts was made possible through the Department of Defense's Technical Support Working Group (TSWG) an office of the DoD charged with bringing cutting-edge technologies to a broad spectrum of government agencies with specialized security requirements.

"Our Tactical Survey technology provides an incredibly powerful security tool that is accurate, intuitive and timely, and is an important element of WFI's innovative network and technical solutions," said Steve Roth, president of WFI's Government Services Division. "The mission of WFI's Government Division is to provide essential security and network infrastructure services to meet the increasing demands of our customers. The Tactical Survey system offers NASA's Kennedy Space Center a proactive measure to help protect assets and personnel critical to our nation's defense. We are proud to assist this important organization with their security efforts."

Headquartered in San Diego, Wireless Facilities, Inc. is an independent provider of systems engineering, network services and technical outsourcing for the world's largest wireless carriers, enterprise customers and for government agencies. The company provides the design, deployment, integration, and the overall management of wired and wireless networks which deliver voice and data communication, and which support advanced security systems. WFI has performed work in over 100 countries since its founding in 1994. For more information, see www.wfinet.com.

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