STAFFORD, Va., Oct. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Veteran Corps of America (VCoA.com) will perform contractor logistics support for JUPITR, or the Joint United States Forces Korea (USFK) Portal and Integrated Threat Recognition (JUPITR) system, located in Busan, Korea. VCoA competitively won the JUPITR task under a set-aside contract for small businesses.
JUPITR's early warning system aims to combine a powerful series of surveillance tools into a single, integrated system — allowing military police and chemical biological specialists to immediately cross-check their data and respond to incidents faster. Gathering, analyzing, and sharing threat intelligence delivers in the ability to address emerging issues and hazards on a localized and global scale:
"JUPITR's technology is poised to save lives by enhancing biosurveillance capabilities of our forward deployed troops. Veteran Corps of America is proud to support this endeavor, as our organization's experience in threat preparedness and response has taught us that every minute saved in detecting a threat translates directly into more lives saved and a better prepared and informed response by first responders. Given the impact of global disease outbreaks, maintaining the JUPITR system's mission capability as a single platform will be critical undertaking."
-- Bill Wheeler, President of VCoA
The JUPITR project was born of lessons learned from joint forces' Able Response Exercises, held each year in Korea. It introduces new instrumentation that increases speed and ease of biosurveillance equipment for the USFK, and also comes at lower cost, with less training and burden to the Soldier. The system is made up of five capability sets which enhance technological performance:
- The Joint All-Hazards Common Control Station (JACCS) capability monitors the status of all JUPITR components across the JUPITR network via a common operating picture.
- The Force Protection (FP) Component capability warns the base of potential threat activity.
- The Chemical Sensor Component capability detects potential Chemical Warfare Agents (CWAs).
- The Biological Sensor Component capability detects potential Biological Warfare Agents (BWAs).
- Biological Identification Capability Set (BICS) Laboratory identifies biological agents of operational concern using high confidence levels and sensitivities, to enable timely command decision-making.
VCoA's operations will include collecting, tracking, integrating, and analyzing chemical and biological threat data, samples, and information. Camber Corporation will support this program as a subcontractor. Camber leverages its experience in Korea as the lead systems integrator of the Joint Portal Shield biological detection suite. VCoA has previously supported product acquisitions for the JUPITR advanced technology demonstration (ATD), awarded under other JPEO-CBD-led task orders. The current JUPITR effort will continue the mission of the original ATD, while expanding the scope of the original operational demonstration.
JUPITR supports the Homeland Security Presidential Directive-21. The program is led by the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense, (JPEO-CBD) with support from the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC).
Veteran Corps is an 8(a) service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB). Over the past decade, our organization has grown from a small IT products firm with two employees, to a multi-division firm specializing in all-hazards response, logistics and warehousing, IT products and services, and training and simulation.
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