WASHINGTON, April 21, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will highlight its broad range of homeland security technologies and solutions for public safety and first responders this week at the 2008 Government Security Conference and Exposition (GovSec), April 23-24, at the Washington, D.C., Convention Center.
"At Northrop Grumman, our goal is to support our nation's public safety first responders and law enforcement with innovative, homeland security solutions that ensure the fastest and most effective response to our nation's security threats," said Jerry Buckwalter, Northrop Grumman's vice president of homeland security. "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."
Mark Adams, chief architect of networks and communications for Northrop Grumman's Information Technology sector, will participate on the panel "Preparing For America's New Broadband Public Safety Network" at a special Wireless Communications Association at GovSec session on Thursday, April 24 at 3:15 p.m. in room 140A.
At booth 1645 in the conference exhibit hall, Northrop Grumman will demonstrate its ability to seamlessly 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 allowing commanders to quickly and intuitively plan, engage and manage emergency situations and complex events. The system's TouchTable(tm) enables small group collaboration and discovery at the local site, and remote information sharing over IP to any other TouchTable(tm) or IP enabled device. This ensures that all responders are working against the same information. Northrop Grumman's homeland security solutions displayed at the exhibit and integrated through CIRS are:
* Information Sharing Environment: Northrop Grumman is enabling operations personnel to share technology, data and expertise against a common objective for successful inter-agency, shared-mission execution. By leveraging technological advances in service-oriented architectures and enterprise service buses, Northrop Grumman uses cutting-edge applications and enables them to interoperate with one another, as well as against data sets across a federated group of agencies. * Public Safety Wireless Applications: Northrop Grumman provides the technology to support safe, effective and efficient public safety communications and operations. Harnessing the enabling capabilities of wireless technology, the company helps public safety personnel receive the right information at the right time and at the right place. Northrop Grumman is making wireless applications a force multiplier by providing operations centers and the first responder a composite picture of incidents and situations to improve response time and decision making. * Critical Infrastructure/Key Resources Protection: Northrop Grumman offers a command-and-control security system for protecting critical infrastructure and key resources. The system includes fully integrated perimeter protection, gate access, closed circuit television control and a video archiving system for one or multiple sites. * Emergency Preparedness Analysis: The company's 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. * ANDROS Hazardous-Duty Robots: Remotec Hazardous-Duty Robots are used worldwide by military organizations, law enforcement agencies, nuclear facilities and research laboratories. These unmanned ground vehicles are relied upon for safe, successful outcomes to challenging missions and hazardous-duty operations. * Secure Federated Identity Management: Northrop Grumman has leveraged its experience with systems integration and security-related solutions for the federal, state, local, and commercial markets to develop and deploy a comprehensive secure federated identity management solution. The company's handheld authentication application is used to verify individuals for logical and physical access. * Global Hawk is a high altitude, long endurance, fully autonomous, unmanned aerial reconnaissance system designed to provide high resolution, near-real-time imagery of large graphic areas. Its superior performance significantly enhances the U.S. military's ability to prevail in all types of operations: from sensitive peacekeeping missions to full-scale combat. Global Hawk's advanced technology sensors have a range that extends more than halfway around the world and an ability to remain on-station for long periods of time, providing the warfighter with essential intelligence needed to achieve information dominance throughout the battle space. Imagery from Global Hawk and similar systems can be integrated into the CIRS application.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $32 billion global defense and technology company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.
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