WASHINGTON, May 8, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will highlight a comprehensive suite of homeland security technologies and solutions for public safety and first responders this week at the 2007 Government Security Expo and Conference (GOVSEC), May 9-10 at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center.
"Northrop Grumman provides unique and comprehensive homeland security solutions tailored to the critical needs of our nation's public safety agencies and emergency response personnel," said Jerry Buckwalter, Northrop Grumman's vice president of homeland security. "As a mission-focused systems integrator, we are an experienced partner in systems engineering and first responder applications. Our demonstrations and presentations at GOVSEC leverage the knowledge, processes and tools Northrop Grumman has to offer the vital homeland security community."
Retired Lt. Col. Joey Booth, executive director of Homeland Security and Public Safety Solutions for Northrop Grumman's Information Technology sector, and former deputy superintendent of Crisis Response and Special Operations for Louisiana State Police, will present the session, "Interoperability: Are Regional Approaches Adequate?" on Thursday, May 10 at 1:15 p.m. in room 204C.
Mark Adams, chief architect of Networks and Communications for Northrop Grumman's Information Technology sector, will participate on the panel, "Wi-Fi for First Responders" on Thursday, May 10 at 3:15 p.m. in room 102B.
In the conference exhibit hall, Northrop Grumman will showcase these homeland security technologies and programs at booth 2302:
* Emergency Preparedness Federation (EMPRED FED). EMPRED FED is a suite of training simulation, control, interface and visualization tools that offers comprehensive solutions to help planners, strategists, emergency responders and post-disaster recovery teams prepare for and handle emergency situations.
* Emergency Management Integrated Solutions Center (EMISC). A joint program conducted by Northrop Grumman and the University of Alabama in Huntsville, the EMISC integrates emergency management/disaster preparedness modeling and simulation applications, including those associated with U.S. Department of Defense capabilities, into a distributed modeling and simulation network to enable collaborative planning, analysis, training and exercises.
* Support Planning Integrated Data Enterprise Readiness System (SPIDERS). SPIDERS is a Web-based readiness planning and decision support application used by the Defense Logistics Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency for wartime readiness and disaster relief planning.
* First Responder Authentication Credential (FRAC). FRAC is an identity management credential for emergency personnel that details what attributes an individual possesses, such as firefighting, law enforcement, hazardous materials, medical, communications, public health or emergency management skills.
* Wireless Broadband Networks. Northrop Grumman will demonstrate its comprehensive wireless network features and functionalities that can dramatically enhance and secure communications, information sharing and collaboration for public safety agencies.
* Case Management Frameworks. Northrop Grumman integrates commercial-off-the-shelf applications and service oriented architecture into an effective case management framework solution for secure collaboration of critical information within government and industry.
Visit the Northrop Grumman exhibit at booth 2302 for more information on the company's security systems and technologies.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $30 billion global defense and technology company whose 122,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.
CONTACT: Juli Ballesteros, APR Northrop Grumman Information Technology (571) 243-1094 firstname.lastname@example.org