Department of Homeland Security selects NC4 to deliver secure intelligence exchange

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., 26 Oct. 2007. The National Center for Crisis and Continuity Coordination (NC4), a provider of situational awareness, incident monitoring, crisis management, and secure collaboration, won a contract from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to enhance the Office of Intelligence & Analysis (I&A) information sharing capabilities.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., 26 Oct. 2007. The National Center for Crisis and Continuity Coordination (NC4), a provider of situational awareness, incident monitoring, crisis management, and secure collaboration, won a contract from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to enhance the Office of Intelligence & Analysis (I&A) information sharing capabilities.

NC4 will provide the Extranet Secure Portal (ESP) service as the platform for the DHS Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) Intelligence Portal via its secure application service provider model.

The migration to the ESP platform will enable DHS I&A to rapidly deploy a proven operational capability to meet mission-critical objectives.

The NC4 portal will provide DHS I&A with a secure platform for the rapid dissemination of intelligence data at the CUI level to 10,000 users, including representatives from the DHS Intelligence Enterprise as well as a nationwide community of State, Local, Tribal, and Private Sector (SLTP) customers, and Federal and International partners. The portal will also be used to support State Fusion Centers by providing a secure environment and a suite of core tools for collaboration at the CUI level amongst intelligence analysts nationwide.

Under the terms of the one-year contract with two option years, NC4 will deliver, host, and manage the infrastructure and security for the I&A secure portal. NC4 will establish the information sharing portal structure to support and maintain bi-directional communication among intelligence professional entities. The contract is valued at a potential $6.1 million over the three-year period.

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