NC4 announced today that the Bloomington, IN Police Department and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office have chosen NC4 Street Smart™ to help fight crime within their jurisdiction. Bloomington Police Chief Mike Diekhoff said that creating situational awareness will be one of the most important benefits of the new system and software. “The software will be a huge benefit to our Officers in the field by not only increasing their awareness, but also helping them to connect the dots faster. Criminals won’t have anywhere to hide in Bloomington.”
NC4 announced today the release of NC4 Street Smart™ 2.0, giving customers even more tools at their disposal to fight crime, as well as enhance the already proven crime-reducing functionality. Chief Jane Castor of the Tampa Police Department states, “We are excited about the new release of NC4 Street Smart 2.0 and believe it will propel crime-fighting even further. TPD has seen a significant drop in crime since our deployment of NC4 Street Smart and we look forward to the additional capabilities.”
NC4 is excited to announce that NC4 Street Smart™ is the 2013 winner of the prestigious Microsoft Collaboration and Content Partner of the Year award. NC4 Street Smart was selected based on NC4's commitment to customers, market impact and exemplary use of Microsoft technologies.
NC4 SAFECOP is an innovative new crime-fighting solution that is already being proven to reduce crime on the streets of Tampa, Florida. NC4 SAFECOP was used at the Republican National Convention to help reduce crime by 26 percent during the event.
Craig Banikowski has joined NC4 as Director of Travel Programs. With over 25 years’ experience in the travel industry, Craig will continue to grow NC4’s travel risk management solutions, ensuring they meet the needs of business travelers and corporations in light of an ever-changing global marketplace. And, with his tenure and experience in the field of procurement, Banikowski will also focus on NC4’s supply chain risk mitigation solutions.
NC4 stood up three special event programs this week to help provide its corporate and public sector customers with critical time-sensitive information on the U.S. Midwest tornadoes, Grimsvotn volcano in Iceland and the G8 Summit in Deauville, France.
NC4 will participate in the National Level Exercise (NLE) the week of May 16-19. NLE 2011 will be based upon a major earthquake along the New Madrid fault, an area in the Midwest that over past last 100 years has seen a tremendous amount of infrastructure growth. As a participant in the exercise, NC4 will be working closely with Business Emergency Operations Centers (BEOCs) interfacing with State and Federal command centers and business organizations to test the effects of business to business communication, and enabling systems/technologies on business decision making and response behavior.
To learn how to participate, please contact us at info@NC4.us.
NC4 is proud to announce its agreement to purchase all of the assets of E•SPONDER, LLC including the E•SPONDER family of products. “We look forward to welcoming customers from around the world who are leveraging the E•SPONDER platform to collaborate during times of crisis and planning for large-scale events to the NC4 family,” says Jim Montagnino, President and CEO of NC4.
NC4's Situational Readiness solutions are being used by four command operation centers, including the City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management and the City of Dallas Police Department Fusion Center to heighten situational awareness around the Super Bowl, and protect the region during some 300 Super Bowl events leading up to the Game.
NC4 is partnering with Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Cyber Security Research Institute (AASU-CSRI) to provide a secure collaborative environment for cyber security professionals through the NC4 CyberCop portal. This partner program will provide AASU-CSRI with a safe and secure means of sharing and transferring knowledge between cyber security and law enforcement professionals in support of its training and research mission.
NC4 is unveiling the NC4 Risk Center™ solution at ASIS International. This electronic warning service can be configured with a variety of powerful components to better support the needs of corporate security, business continuity, supply chain and travel managers.
NC4 is introducing ActivTravel™ to travel managers at the International National Business Traveler’s Association (NBTA) Convention this week in Houston. ActivTravel is NC4’s travel risk management offering that combines travel intelligence, traveler tracking and real-time threat alerting to provide travel managers a 360 degree view of a corporation’s travel risk exposure.
NC4 has recruited Steve Lindeman to lead its newly formed Public Sector Business Unit. In his new position, Steve will sharpen NC4’s public sector customer focus, as well as expand NC4’s recognized leadership position in providing Federal, state and local governments and tribes Situational Readiness solutions. Steve brings over 20 years of experience in solutions selling, sales engineering and systems integration.
NC4 announced general availability of its revolutionary incident management system, R9. The capabilities within R9 far surpass prior E Team generations and outperform the competitors’ crisis management applications. NC4 has dedicated over two years of research, development, testing and customer involvement to its R9 release, to bring users even more sophisticated incident management functionality, while keeping the application flexible and easy to use. The R9 framework enables organizations to use as little or as much of the system’s robust capabilities as needed, and with its new Custom Forms feature, organization’s can easily tailor R9 to meet their needs. R9 is the only incident management solution available in the market that gives organizations an easy-to-customize solution in a COTS product.
NC4 announced the industry’s first Homeland Security Cloud™ (HSC) solution. The NC4 HSC solution supports the communities securing our nation by enabling them with unmatched applications for situational awareness, emergency management, law enforcement and secure communication and collaboration. The technological foundation and applications of the NC4 Homeland Security Cloud™ have been proven in actual operation by more than 80,000 discerning federal, state and local users who see application and data security as paramount.
NC4 announced today a partnership with frevvo, who specializes in empowering businesses to create rich, dynamic Internet applications. This joint partnership will expand the capabilities of NC4’s emergency management software and collaboration platform to include the ability to generate customized dynamic web-based forms to better support customers’ diverse needs.
LoJack Supply Chain Integrity, developers of a first-of-its-kind, integrated solution that reduces and manages risk throughout the supply chain, today announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with NC4, the leader in situational awareness tools that empower government and businesses with accurate, timely and secure information to manage uncertainty in the supply chain. The partnership integrates NC4’s critical incident monitoring data into LoJack Supply Chain Integrity’s SC-ISAC to deliver powerful real-time information about potential risks in the supply chain.
NC4 today announced ActivTravel™, NC4’s travel risk management offering that combines intelligence on global all-hazards incidents with detailed employee travel data, to heighten an organization’s overall situational awareness and readiness to respond to risks. ActivTravel is the result of a successful technological integration of NC4’s External Situational Awareness (ESA) service with TranSecur’s Global Security Information (GSI) service and Traveler Management Service.
NC4 today announced its agreement to acquire TranSecur, the nation’s oldest continually operated provider of global security information and industry-leader in travel risk management. The acquisition will strengthen NC4’s position as the leading provider of accurate, timely and secure information.
NC4 today announced participation as a first adopter in the Unified Incident Command and Decision Support (UICDS) program. UICDS is a “middleware foundation” that will enable a broad array of technology vendors to share emergency management information across jurisdictions. UICDS is sponsored by the Science and Technology Directorate of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and is being executed through a contract with prime contractor Science Applications International Corporation.
NC4 today announced a partnership with Everbridge (formerly 3n Global), the world’s recognized leader in incident notification systems. The combination of NC4’s External Situational Awareness (ESA) incident monitoring service with Everbridge’s powerful mass notification solution, Aware, provides organizations the tools to rapidly and reliably communicate critical information enterprise-wide.
NC4 today announced their ongoing support of open standards for the secure exchange of information. NC4’s commitment to open-standards was reaffirmed at last months Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Solutions Series. NC4 participated in the FEMA Disaster Management Program’s Open Platform for Emergency Networks (DM-OPEN) demonstration. NC4’s Situational Response E Team solution directly accessed the DM-OPEN non-proprietary interoperability foundation to communicate key incident information with multiple, diverse systems using the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP).
NC4 announced today a significant weather reporting enhancement to its External Situational Awareness Solution (ESA). The new enhancement, ActivWeather, is a meteorological reporting tool which integrates real-time weather data to provide detailed, customized, and comprehensive alerts that further enhance situational awareness.
The City of Tampa, Florida's disaster-preparedness team is using Crystal Reports® software, Crystal Reports® Server software and Xcelsius® software, along with an information technology (IT) framework from Situational Readiness solutions provider NC4, to gain unified insight across the many agencies and geographic branches that support its centralized Emergency Operations Center (EOC). With real-time insight, the City of Tampa has improved its decision-making processes and can respond more effectively to help address different situations, ultimately helping to promote better protection for the public during major events like Super Bowl XLIII, large city-wide parades, hurricane season and presidential visits.
The University of North Texas unveiled its Emergency Operations Center, a hands-on learning lab that will allow students and community organizations to practice responding to large-scale disasters, with an open house on Feb. 18 (Wednesday). The state-of-the-art facility was made possible by support from local facilities maintenance supply distributor Grainger and Situational Readiness solution provider NC4.
The Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS) has implemented the latest E Team software to enhance information sharing and resource tracking statewide. Fully deployed just before the severe flooding across the state in March, E Team allowed disparate groups from all levels of government, as well as the private sector and non-governmental organizations, to quickly coordinate efforts throughout the state. With the help of E Team, Missouri was able to prepare for, and respond to, critical incidents during this presidentially-declared disaster, while also saving lives and mitigating damage.
The E Team emergency management solution has several new features that will assist government agencies in preparing for the upcoming hurricane season. The new features include External Situational Awareness (ESA) Incident Monitor (EIM), a tool that tracks incidents in real time; a Web Service Definition Language (WSDL) Interface, a standard Extensible Markup Language (XML) for application integration with E Team; and E Team Live, which gathers incident information from Web sites, such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s, and automatically imports the data into the E Team application. Each new feature supplies critical capabilities that can assist agencies in hurricane season preparedness and response.
The Honorable Joel Bagnal, Deputy Assistant to the President for Homeland Security, will be the keynote speaker for NC4's Fourth Annual Readiness Conference April 21-23 at The Westin Resort in Hilton Head, S.C.
“We are proud to have the Honorable Joel Bagnal as the keynote speaker for our Readiness Conference,” said Jim Montagnino, president, NC4. “Seasoned in homeland security, counterterrorism, as well as incident management and response, his extensive experience will resonate with, and provide valuable insight to, our customer attendees.”
The Charlotte Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) has implemented nine standalone E Team systems to enhance emergency preparedness throughout the region. This E Team deployment allows public safety agencies within five counties and two cities in North Carolina, as well as one county in South Carolina, to easily coordinate efforts across state lines to respond to critical incidents and prepare for planned events.
Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties plan to deploy E Team to enhance emergency preparedness throughout the Tampa Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI). An information-sharing tool, E Team empowers emergency managers in the region to work together in preparation for, and response to, critical incidents, as well as planned and unplanned events.
Dallas County’s Office of Security and Emergency Management, in conjunction with the Dallas Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) has deployed E Team to enhance emergency preparedness throughout the region. This deployment allows counties and jurisdictions within the UASI to extend their crisis management capabilities and ensures information-sharing among Emergency Operation Centers (EOCs) throughout North Central Texas.
NC4 today announced E Team Connect – an easy to use, affordable incident management system for small agencies that want control over their own system. E Team Connect supports the management of localized, all-hazard emergency events and incidents, and empowers agencies to share information with other agencies in surrounding jurisdictions during an area-wide crisis.
NC4 was awarded a contract from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to enhance the Office of Intelligence & Analysis (I&A) information sharing capabilities and will provide the Extranet Secure Portal (ESP) service as the platform for the DHS Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) Intelligence Portal via its secure application service provider model.
With terrorism concerns on par with the first Super Bowl following 9/11 and the President’s State of the Union address, NC4, the leader in Situational Readiness Solutions, put its National Incident Monitoring Centers and its Situational Response solution, E Team into duty in Miami for Super Bowl XLI.
The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and NC4 are pleased to announce a new Program and Committee targeted at reducing operational risk by focusing on situational readiness issues related to physical security and business continuity.