MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 21, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced today that it has delivered TouchTable(r) technology to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that will help the FAA to quickly mitigate and respond to cyber security threats to the FAA network.
TouchTable creates a vivid, immersive environment that encourages geospatial collaboration by multiple users who operate the system through simple, intuitive gestures. The 84-inch, touch-sensitive computer display screen senses the location of points that are touched to manipulate information in real time.
"This cutting-edge technology has been adapted for intelligence, national defense and homeland security missions," said Linda Mills, president of the Civilian Agencies group at Northrop Grumman's Information Technology sector. "The FAA will be better-positioned through this TouchTable technology and situation awareness to counter cyber attacks."
The FAA's Cyber Security Incident Response Center (CSIRC) will use the TouchTable to view data pertaining to cyber incidents across the agency's network. Users will be able to control a computer-aided design of the building location where an event is occurring, as well as access data on what is happening at the site through a live feed from a security information management tool.
Northrop Grumman has supported the FAA CSIRC with network system protection since 2004. Under the current contract, the company performs around-the-clock monitoring of FAA computer systems to detect, protect and respond to cyber-related incidents.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $30 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.
CONTACT: Juli Ballesteros, APR Northrop Grumman Information Technology (703) 556-2736 firstname.lastname@example.org