Microsoft announces winners and finalists of the 2013 Partner of the Year awards
May 20, 2013
“The 2013 Partner of the Year Award winners and finalists represent some of the best and brightest our ecosystem has to offer,” said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft. “We applaud each of our partners for demonstrating exceptional dedication in working to solve the most pressing technology challenges facing our mutual customers today. Congratulations to each award winner on this recognition.”
BJC Today Newsletter
When sharing information is critical
by Patty Johnson and Kathryn Holleman
According to Debbie Mays, BJC director fo emergency preparedness and safety, "Disaster teams throughout the region log in to E•SPONDER to share information about the disaster and logistics of the response, such as who is responding and how; the number of victims and types of injuries; the type and level of care needed; hospital beds available; and staffing and supplies needed. This information is vital for hospitals involved to determine their response to the disaster."
Government Security News
IACP 2012: NC4 and Tampa PD have collaborated on SafeCop info-sharing system
by Jacob Goodwin
October 3, 2012
NC4 SAFECOP™ is being lauded as a true game-changer. “We think SAFECOP will revolutionize policing,” said Tampa Police Department’s spokeswoman, Laura McElroy. “It is the only tool that provides critical crime data at lightning speed.”
Latest weapon for Tampa police: Software
September 7, 2012
Tampa's new crime-fighting tool, NC4 SAFECOP™, allows officers to police smarter. Developed and designed in concert with NC4, Tampa Chief of Police Jane Castor insisted, "It will revolutionize the way Tampa polices the city."
Risk Management vs. Big Brother
As travel professionals working in the aftermath of 9/11, the 2004 Madrid train bombings, and the July 2005 London underground bombings, our reality includes helping to ensure the safety and security of travelers in a world full of tsunamis, nuclear threats and SARS.
Tampa Bay Times
Republican National Convention
June 26, 2012
Tampa's use of the system from NC4 will allow police to send alerts to scores of building managers and downtown businesses in real time, and it will let those recipients respond with questions and their own observations about what's happening.
NICE Integrates Early Warning Capabilities of NC4 Risk Center into NICE Situator
March 28, 2012
NICE today announced that it has developed a solution that integrates NICE’s industry-leading open Situation Management solution, NICE Situator, with the NC4 Risk Center service. The solution enhances the situational awareness picture in NICE Situator by leveraging NC4’s early incident warning capabilities to alert command and control centers to relevant threats and situations.
Government Security News
Smart phones enhanced with nanotube hazmat detectors bring a new dimension to preparedness
November 7, 2011
Cell phones outfitted with nanotube hazmat detectors to detect toxic airborne substances, can then transmit data to analysts at NC4. NC4 analysts are trained to quickly assess the incident, correlate it with other real-time information and contact first responders or other organizations - all within minutes of initial detection.
Counter-Terrorism Symposium to be held at NJIT
October 28, 2011
NC4 chief security officer George Johnson will be the feature keynote speaker at the upcoming NJIT Counter-Terrorism Symposium on November 5th. NJIT and the New Jersey United States Marine Corps Reserve Association will co-host this daylong cyber-terrorism symposium, looking at proactive approaches to counter-terrorism.
DHS demos cell phone-based chemical detector
September 29, 2011
In collaboration with other technology vendors, the California Environmental Protection Agency and the Los Angeles Fire and Police Departments, NC4 participated in last week's Cell-All demonstration. Cell-All is a unique environmental sensor and application for cell phones that enhances personal and public safety. Cell-All detects and alerts individuals and public-safety authorities to the release of specific toxic chemicals into the environment, putting environmental threat detection within reach of anyone who has a cell phone.
Using Technologies to Connect the Emergency Information Dots - from the Intial 9-1-1 Call to the Field Response
September 1, 2011
Cities and counties across the country are able to reap the benefits of technologies to increase productivity and effectiveness, and do more with less. Applications used for gathering, sharing and disseminating information, combined with smart phone and computer technologies, ease viewing and manipulation of the information by the user community.
Los Angeles International Airport Completes Implementation of NICE's Situation Management Solution, NICE Situator at New Consolidated Airport Response Coordination Center
May 25, 2011
NC4 solutions for 24/7 proactive incident information have been integrated in the new Airport Response Coordination Center.
Leaders Meet to Help Women of Afghanistan
May 20, 2011
With support from NC4, the Afghan Trusted Network communicates through a secure portal and through symposia to exchange ideas, foster new initiatives, avoid redundancy and launch pilot projects to increase the quality of life and livelihoods for the people of Afghanistan.
Names You Need To Know: NC4 Situational Readiness
by Marc Weber Tobias
May 1, 2011
How would you know, on an immediate basis, if conditions at your destination, en route or at your present location have changed or are unstable and which conditions could present a known or potential security hazard to you, your co-workers, assets or facilities?
Disasters prompt world travelers to be prepared
by Harriet Baskas
March 30, 2011
A well-stocked emergency “go kit,” experts say, can arm a traveler with tools that may help keep a bad travel situation from turning into a full-blown disaster... “A good police whistle, two glow sticks, a small roll of wide adhesive tape to prevent hotel doors from closing, and $100 in local currency in small denominations,” said Noel Koch, senior director of travel intelligence for the travel risk management company NC4.
Security Director News
Game day: Securing Super Bowl XLV
by Leischen Stelter
February 8, 2011
"...external information allows them to keep track of things on a real-time basis and get early warning of an event and react quickly to it,” Montagnino said. Providing such a technology solution to fusion center and emergency operation centers means that different agencies can share information, deploy resources and can have a robust common operating picture of events occurring, he said.
Emergency Management Magazine
Los Angeles County Prepares for a Nuclear Explosion
Creating a common operating picture for all responders in an emergency is essential to taking appropriate action and keeping everyone safe. In late July, Los Angeles County tested its Operational Area Response and Recovery System, a Web-based system that allows them to wirelessly share situational response information for a common operating picture.
AlliedBarton Security Services Announces New Situational Awareness and Notification Management Technology Partners as Part of Strategic Partnership Program
October 7, 2010
"NC4 is proud to have been chosen by AlliedBarton as a strategic partner, following their comprehensive and objective evaluation of our situational awareness solutions," said NC4 President and CEO Jim Montagnino. "The integrated solution -- Security Center -- will benefit AlliedBarton prospects and customers by giving them access to NC4's technology and resources around all-hazards incident monitoring and analysis. We are excited to be able to reach a broader audience of security professionals to help them improve their capabilities in monitoring, analyzing and responding to risks that threaten their organization's well-being."
Security Director News
Corporate Security must be Intelligence and Information Driven
October 5, 2010
Managing the safety and security of employees located around the country, as well as around the world, is a monumental task and one that takes a considerable amount of corporate teamwork. Wellpoint Inc. uses the services of NC4 to enhance its real-time awareness of incidents occurring around its national and international facilities.
San Francisco Bay Area ASIS Chapter Newsletter
Building Resiliency into the Supply Chain
A sound investment in information technology services that provide pin-pointed intelligence where you need it can improve an organization’s peripheral vision, giving companies a competitive advantage.
Supply Chain Risk Leadership Council
Crisis Management in the Supply Chain
by Neil Shister
Cisco utilizes NC4 services in its supply chain risk management program to bring better visibility to what's happening around the world.
by Teresa Anderson
This case study examines how Navistar's corporate security team protects its network of manufacturing facilities, warehouses and sales offices in 90 countries worldwide.
Security Systems News
Lojack SCI, NC4 announce strategic partnership
by Daniel Gelinas
October 2, 2009
Lojack Supply Chain Integrity has formed a strategic partnership with NC4 to provide an even depth of vital, real-time information to Lojack SCI customers. LoJack SCI will integrate NC4’s External Situational Awareness (ESA) incident monitoring service into its SC-ISAC, the only government-sanctioned Supply Chain Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
Situational Awareness: New Buzz Word for Contingency Planners?
by Karie Wohlgemuth
Now is the perfect time to look at technologies with multiple uses that can bring in the benefits of risk mitigation and safety for employees and operations while leaving your resources to focus on other apsects of the business.
Security Director News
Tracking disaster: Security keeps eye on wildfires
by Leischen Stelter
May 12, 2009
AAA has two offices near the wildfires, one in downtown Santa Barbara and the other less than 30 miles away in Ventura, Calif. Even with the fires being nearly 80 percent contained, AAA continues to monitor its status. In addition to information from local news outlets, they receive regular updates from NC4 about the location and movement of the fires as well as evacuation status and other pertinent information.
Ready for Any Situation
by Ralph C. Jensen
May 6, 2009
Business continuity planners rely on NC4's Situational Readiness tools to improve awareness of man-made and natural calamities.
News 14 Carolina
Officials Review Protocol to Deal with Virus
by Brad Broders
May 1, 2009
Charlotte uses NC4's E Team software to allow different agencies to send electronic updates to each other during pandemics or other emergencies.
The Sun News
Houston sheriff's office eyes anti-terrorism software
by Becky Purser
April 26, 2009
Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, plans were put into place to develop a way to share information among agencies at the local, state and federal levels. Several law enforcement agencies are using E Team to exchange information on terrorism tips and leads.
Future of Preparedness
by Karl Kotalik
February 1, 2009
Emergency managers are looking to technology to maintain awareness of incidents, collaborate across jurisdictional boundaries and facilitate a more informed decision- making process.
Government Product News
Emergency Management Software
by Claire Broome
February 1, 2009
NC4's ESA and E Team solutions bring situational awareness to government agencies.
Tampa preps for Super Bowl with BI tools
by Chris Kanaracus
January 29, 2009
Tampa officials used NC4's E Team to enable responders in the field to send reports back to Tampa's multi-agency command post. In addition, Crystal Reports was used to create detailed incident action plans from information pulled from the E Team system.
Private report highlights security steps, fears ahead of Inauguration
by Jordy Yager
January 8, 2009
NC4 issued a private report to its clients discussing the steps police are taking to ensure the safety of President-elect Obama and the millions of people expected to attend his Inauguration. The report reveals that local and federal police plan to use more than 5,000 security cameras to look for suspicious activity in D.C.
Security officials have also designed a loudspeaker system along the parade route and on the National Mall to communicate to the large Inauguration crowds should a large-scale disaster situation necessitate a mass evacuation of downtown D.C.
Traffic World Online
Shippers facing risk
by Paul Page
November 10, 2008
The depth of Cisco's continuity plan reflects how critical risk management is to the $38 billion company, making it one of the growing lineup of shippers that are taking action in an era in which globalization has exposed supply chains to risks in remote parts of the world. Labor disruptions, terror attacks, natural disasters and even fast-spreading disease are increasingly intruding into the basics of logistics planning as more companies believe their survival could be at stake. An alert from NC4 on the Sichuan earthquake triggered the response team at Cisco that sent plans into motion there as the company determined the scale of the earthquake and how it might hit suppliers.
Feeling the impact without the pain
by Hank Hogan
October 28, 2008
New tools are enabling planners to test the consequences of events without having to endure the disruption. “The key to successful emergency management really is situational awareness.” said Fred LaMontagne, fire chief and director of the emergency management agency for the city of Portland, Maine.
That means, he continued, awareness of factors that could bring about change in the local community or environment. The city accomplishes this through the use of E Team and ESA (External Situational Awareness), two offerings from NC4 of El Segundo, Calif. These work together to provide alerts and a framework for communicating information before, during and after an incident.
Data interoperability and accessibility
by Alice Lipowicz
September 8, 2008
Many vendors have adopted the open-source Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) for transmitting emergency messages. “The CAP is evolving and has become more popular,” said Jim Montagnino. “We were one of the first adopters of CAP.”
Picatinny experts helped keep Democratic convention secure special communication links assisted emergency officials based in Colo.
September 5, 2008
NC4's National Incident Monitoring Center(s) and secure communications portal CyberCop helped provide the staff of the Denver Office of Emergency Management Operations Center with the information they needed to help protect the thousands of spectators, media, law enforcement and government officials at the convention.
Government Computer News
The push to talk
by Rutrell Yasin
September 1, 2008
“Typically, when people talk about interoperability, people think radio. And those are important,” said Robie Robinson, director of security and emergency management for Dallas County, Texas. However, there are other ways to share pertinent information before or during a disaster.
Gauteng's disaster management pays off
by Leon Engelbrecht
June 2, 2008
Gauteng, South Africa, implements Disaster Management Centre (DMC) with E Team software as a key component.
Los Angeles Business Journal
Emergency Management System tested in 9/11 response
by Booyeon Lee
December 3, 2007
Jim Montagnino, chief executive, said the nation’s heightened security requires emergency managers to quickly gain access to information across jurisdiction lines.
Security Director News
For Dallas County's Emergency Operations, networking information is critical
by Rhianna Daniels
December 3, 2007
Dallas County's Office of Security and Emergency Management, in conjunction with the Dallas Urban Area Security Initiative, added the E Team solution from NC4 to enable multiple counties and jurisdictions within the UASI to improve emergency response capabilities and speed the flow of data between offices.
Ready for anything
October 22, 2007
Determining a need for, and designing and placing an effective Emergency Operations Center (EOC) into operation can be a daunting task. As corporate awareness for sound business continuity plans grow, quite often those same corporations determine a need for an EOC — a necessary component to a sound business continuity plan for most mid-to-large size corporations, hospitals, colleges and universities.
Testimony before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on State, Local, and Private Sector Preparedness and Integration on Private Sector Preparedness
Part I - Defining the problem and proposing solutions
June 21, 2007
Presented by Richard Andrews, Ph.D, Senior Advisor, NC4
Emergency response streamlined
by Doug Beizer
April 24, 2006
E Team aids Michigan State Emergency Management division coordinate disaster response.
Detroit Free Press
TERRORISM AND DETROIT: Threats won't change security plans
by Amber Hunt
January 31, 2006
Super Bowl XL, classified as a Special Event Level 1, uses E Team to share real-time data.
by Jeff Covert
Business Continuity professionals typically think about government in the last sections of a continuity plan. Government can be helpful in all aspects of continuity planning. This article reviews the standard professional practices and comments on how government may be helpful.
Testimony Presented To National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
November 19, 2003
Presented By Richard Andrews, Ph.D, Senior Director, Homeland Security Projects, NC4
A Give and Take Relationship
This article outlines the need and some necessary steps to achieve workable information-sharing relationship between the public and private sectors.