Northrop Grumman highlights homeland security solutions at GovSec

WASHINGTON, 28 April 2008. Last week Northrop Grumman highlighted different homeland security technologies for public safety and first responders at the 2008 Government Security Conference and Exposition (GovSec), April 23-24, at the Washington, D.C., Convention Center.

WASHINGTON, 28 April 2008. Last week Northrop Grumman highlighted different homeland security technologies for public safety and first responders at the 2008 Government Security Conference and Exposition (GovSec), April 23-24, at the Washington, D.C., Convention Center.

"Our systems integration expertise allows us to provide fully integrated solutions, allowing our nation's public safety agencies and emergency response personnel to work with complete information," says Gerald Buckwalter, Northrop Grumman's vice president of homeland security.

At their booth company officials demonstrated how they integrate a variety of homeland security solutions into a common situational awareness display via its new Critical Incident Response System (CIRS). CIRS combines the best of hardware and software enabling commanders to quickly and intuitively plan, engage, and manage emergency situations and complex events, Northrop Grumman officials say. The system's TouchTable enables small group collaboration and discovery at the local site, and remote information sharing over IP to any other TouchTable or IP enabled device. This ensures that all responders are working against the same information.

Some of Northrop Grumman's homeland security solutions integrated through CIRS include an Information Sharing Environment, where operations personnel can share technology, data, and expertise against a common objective for successful inter-agency, shared-mission execution.

The company also is involved in public safety wireless applications. They provide operations centers and the first responder a composite picture of incidents and situations to improve response time and decision making. Northrop Grumman also has emergency preparedness analysis and training tools provide the user with a simulation and visualization environment to study and train for alternative responses to natural and non-natural national incidents.

For perimeter security the company's solutions suite has integrated perimeter protection, gate access, closed circuit television control, and a video archiving system for one or multiple sites.

On the unmanned front Northrop Grumman deploys ANDROS Hazardous-Duty Robots, which are used by military organizations, law enforcement agencies, nuclear facilities, and research laboratories. Imagery from the company's Global Hawk high altitude, long endurance, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) can be integrated into the CIRS application as well.

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