Industry-Government Team to Showcase Major Enhancements Cloud Computing Can Provide to Disaster Response
Real-time demonstration based on 2010 Haitian earthquake relief developed for National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, 8:30 a.m. - noon
Key Media Opportunity at 10:30 a.m. - noon
WHAT: A real-time, open cloud computing demonstration for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. This simulation of a relief campaign after a complex, major disaster is based on the 2010 Haitian earthquake; it will show how an international group of agencies and organizations, using different technologies and applications, can quickly collect, store and share critical information, without the need to set up an onsite IT hosting environment, thus saving precious time and money.
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WHO: The Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC) is leading the NGA project team; participants are NJVC, The Aerospace Corp., Boeing, Raytheon, Telos Corp. and Winthrop Management Services.
Scheduled speakers include: Tip Slater, NCOIC director of business development; Eric Vollmecke, NCOIC project director and major general, U.S. Air National Guard (who, while on active duty, commanded two airlift wings during the 2010 Haitian crisis); and Kevin Jackson, NJVC VP/GM, cloud services. (Also Bob Henley of Private Digital Network Solutions, will discuss a national, private cloud used to securely host applications to support first responders and Colleen Dealey of Cloud Bound, LLC will demonstrate the ICS Bridge application and its disaster-management capabilities.)
WHY: When the world's next major earthquake, tsunami or other disaster hits, military, government and civilian responders will need to manage and disseminate a large amount of geospatial information to collaborate and get their life-saving jobs done. An interoperable, hybrid-cloud operating environment can be quickly enabled, allowing the teams to supply and retrieve data across multiple domains. This technological advancement in creating interoperability can improve mission speed, cost and reliability. Based on this demo, an open process, known as the NCOIC Rapid Response Capability (NRRC™), will be made available to governments (international, federal, state and local), companies and other organizations that need to build a federated cloud environment. More information on the NGA project is available on the NCOIC website.
VISUALS: Real-time demonstration of disaster-response management and interviews with key government and industry leaders
WEBCAST: A live webcast of the demonstration will be made available on the Internet to accredited media who register by September 9 to NCOIC Media Relations (www.ncoic.org/about/contact_us?tocontact=media)
About NCOIC The Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium works to enable cross-domain interoperability in and between such areas as aerospace, civil and military operations, air traffic management, health care and more. NCOIC is an international not-for-profit organization with more than 50 members and advisors representing businesses, government agencies and organizations in 12 countries. It has a nine-year history of developing world-class skills and tools that help its members and customers operate effectively across diverse global market sectors and domains. http://www.ncoic.org/.
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