Alexandria, VA, March 18 - The SPECTRUM Group (TSG) is pleased to announce that Navy Vice Admiral Lewis W. Crenshaw (Ret.) has joined its firm. Admiral Crenshaw’s background as one of the Navy’s foremost leaders in finance and operations as well as his extensive experience in the private sector brings to TSG’s client base a wealth of knowledge and insight.
“We are delighted to have the unique blend of public and private business experience that Lou brings to our clients. As the former DCNO for Resources for the Navy, he also brings a wealth of knowledge in DoD programming and budgeting that will give our clients unique insights into Defense Department opportunities,” said TSG’s Chairman, The Honorable Anthony Principi.
Admiral Crenshaw brings to TSG a unique blend of public and private sector expertise having lead profitable businesses in the private sector and operationally outstanding organizations in the Navy. His expertise in federal financial management and in the DoD Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution process adds a new dimension to TSG capabilities.
Prior to joining TSG, Admiral Crenshaw was a partner in the global tax, audit and advisory firm of Grant Thornton LLP. Admiral Crenshaw was the national principal for the Aerospace and Defense Industry. He also led the Defense and Intelligence practice in the firm's Global Public Sector, located in Alexandria, Virginia.
During his 32 year naval career he commanded at all levels, from squadron to carrier battle group. Additionally, he was the Commander of Navy Region, Europe, responsible for all Naval Bases in Europe.
TSG, headquartered in Alexandria, VA, is a small business widely recognized as one of the premier consulting firms in the Washington D.C. area. TSG combines extraordinary experience, organization and resources to meet a broad range of challenges in both government and industry. TSG is unique among other Washington firms offering its clients an unmatched depth of access, insight and experience.
Detex Corporation, an industry-leading source of life safety and security door hardware for commercial buildings, has been known over the years as a specialist in back door applications. But many companies may not be aware that Detex has evolved its product lines and added new ones, and today provides hardware designed for virtually all doors – back, front, side or inside.
Security managers responsible for retail stores, corporate offices, distribution facilities, and other commercial buildings are ordering Detex products for every door that calls for quality, durable hardware, whether the need is for life safety hardware or security door applications that require panic hardware. From restricted access interior doors to main entrance swing doors, outdoor area loss-prevention systems to employee entrances, side exits with anti-shoplifting features to fire-rated doors, stockroom-to-sales-floor doors to ADA swing doors, the Detex inventory of life safety and security products is comprehensive. The choice includes non-alarmed or alarmed equipment, electrified or not electrified, and application systems tailored to specific needs.
“We’re more than the name you already know,” said Ken Kuehler, Director of Marketing and Sales at Detex. “Our product line has such breadth and depth that our options have options, so you can find exactly the hardware you need for any door.”
For more than a century, Detex has earned the trust of architects and owners who rely on Detex products for the life safety and security of people and property. A USA company, Detex designs, manufactures, markets and ships products from New Braunfels, Texas. Detex Corporation is known internationally for life and security door hardware, loss prevention and architectural hardware, integrated door security systems, and guard tour verification.
Please join us for MADRA's 95th meeting on Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM. The meeting will be held at the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, 1300 Quince Orchard Boulevard, Gaithersburg, MD 20878.
About the Meeting
Get Ready – Stay Ready.
As disaster recovery professionals, understanding the importance of planning to ensure business operations continue in the face of disaster is not just a one-time activity, but rather a process of continuous improvement and change. One of the more critical components of response and recovery is ensuring government operations continue. This is not only critical for first responders, but vital to support efforts to ensure the economy of the county continues during and after an event. Jim McClelland will discuss how Montgomery County agencies and departments develop Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP), and how these plans are maintained and tested. He’ll provide details of OEMHS’s role with these plans, and how these not only support this process, but also enable business and local services to leverage the continuity best practices in their own plans.
We are all aware that the Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security plays a central role in supporting residents to plan prior to an emergency, react during the event and find resources to recover after the crisis. However, there are many resources available that organization planners may be able to leverage to ensure employees can quickly protect their family and property and return to work. Joe Corona will detail the four tenets of personal preparedness: Getting Informed, Making a Plan, Building a Kit, and Getting Involved. He will present information on how his agency may assist in personal preparedness, discuss the types of emergencies that residents of Montgomery County may face, and guide attendees though steps they can take to leverage this program. Additionally, he will describe opportunities for local businesses to get involved with OEMHS, and how participation will benefit the County and your organization.
About the Speakers
Jim McClelland, Emergency Management Specialist. Working in the Planning Section of the County’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, his primary responsibilities include overseeing the County’s Continuity of Operations Program (COOP) and enhancing development of the Continuity of Government Plan. Jim also serves as a planner with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Regional Planners Group. A lifelong resident of Montgomery County, he has worked as an Emergency Management Specialist since October 2012. Prior to working for Montgomery County, Jim spent over 30 years developing business continuity programs for medium- to large-sized financial services companies.
Joseph Corona, Outreach Coordinator/ Senior Policy Analyst / AEM. Joe works for the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, supporting preparedness planning efforts for the community and coordinating outreach efforts for the office. He earned a MPA with a concentration in Emergency and Disaster Management and currently holds an Associate Emergency Manager (AEM) designation from the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM). Originally from New York, Joe spent two years working for FEMA in the first implementation of the National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) for the catastrophic event, Hurricane Sandy.
Since 1989, MADRA has provided a forum for the Mid-Atlantic's Business Continuity Planners (BCP), Continuity of Operations Professionals (COOP), Emergency Management, and the Disaster Recovery (DR) community to improve their skills through networking and education. As the regions oldest independent networking group, MADRA is dedicated to ensuring that people and organizations are better prepared to manage any type of disaster or emergency event. MADRA's meetings are free. Bring a friend or co-worker. If you think the experience is worthwhile, we ask that you support us with an annual donation of $50, which is used to support our 501(C) 3 non-profit educational association.
Mythics awarded blanket purchase agreement (BPA) by the U.S. Department of State for Oracle Products
Virginia Beach, VA, March 18 - Mythics, Inc. an award winning Oracle systems integrator, consulting firm and Oracle platinum resale partner, today announced it has been awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) by the U.S. Department of State for Oracle products and services. The BPA provides the Department of State a cost effective streamlined procurement mechanism for Oracle products and services.
The contract provides access to Oracle products for all of the Department of State components domestically and internationally including:
- Consular Affairs (CA)
- Diplomatic Security (DS)
- Information Resource Management (IRM)
- Human Resources (HR)
- Overseas Building Operations (OBO)
- Bureaus and Offices
- Embassies, Consulates, and Diplomatic Missions
"The Mythics team is excited and honored to support the Department of State, providing cost effective and innovative technology solutions to achieve their mission," said Paul Seifert, Executive Vice President, Federal Sales of Mythics. "This award is a reflection of the entire team's hard work and focus on providing customer excellence."
Servicing all the Department of State bureaus, offices and components, this BPA award is designed to decrease costs, reduce paperwork, increase service levels and ultimately is a procurement vehicle that can result in savings for the U.S. Government both in procurement efficiency and in the costs for Oracle technology products and services.
Mythics, a Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), is an award winning Oracle systems integrator, consulting firm and Oracle resale partner (GSA#: GS-35F-0153M & TCPN #R141801) who provides an extensive Oracle solution set of products and services, including Oracle licensing and support, Oracle Sun hardware, engineered systems and appliances, Oracle training, consulting and managed services. Mythics provides complete technology solutions for the Federal Government, State and Local Governments, Utilities, Commercial, and Healthcare sectors and is the trusted partner to organizations worldwide.
About Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle's partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle's products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle's growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to be recognized and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud. Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program – an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud.
New York, NY, March 17 - Deloitte Digital today announced the launch of CitizenConnectTM, a software platform that delivers a consistent government experience for citizens and businesses across digital channels. Using an improved digital experience, the new platform will provide enhanced government services for users, streamline government processes, and open up new economic development opportunities. The CitizenConnectTM platform combines Deloitte's extensive public sector experience with Adobe's innovative cloud solutions for Government – and signifies Deloitte Digital's continued investment in its alliance with Adobe to enhance its portfolio of digital marketing services for customers.
The platform enables citizens to access multiple software applications that support government services in one place and minimize redundant data entry. For example, citizens can obtain a copy of their birth certificate or update a driver's license all through one system without having to interact with multiple government agencies. With this centralized platform, citizens can experience a common look and feel even though individual government agencies still maintain their backend systems. This single gateway also enables government agencies to provide more effective customer relationship management.
"Government's current approach to self-service is often siloed along agency and service lines, which can result in an inconsistent and often frustrating experience for its citizens," said Kristin Russell, director at Deloitte Digital, Deloitte Consulting LLP. "This next-generation citizen engagement platform combines our extensive government experience with best-of-breed digital creativity from Adobe, allowing government entities to bring user-friendly, retail-like experiences to their citizens."
By leveraging Adobe's FedRAMP-authorized cloud services along with Adobe Experience Manager, Adobe Target, and Adobe eSign Manager DC tools, government entities will be able to better manage content and messaging directly rather than relying upon third-party software and service providers. The platform enables government agencies to deliver personalized content to citizens in real time for specific life events – such as a move, a marriage, or a birth of a child – by using capabilities such as Web content management, electronic forms with e-signatures, Web-conferencing, e-learning, and document rights management. Rather than waiting for citizens to reactively access applications and information, government agencies can now proactively anticipate citizen needs and deliver relevant content anywhere, anytime, on any device.
"Moving to a citizen-focused platform opens the door for government to innovate how public services are delivered and to anticipate the needs of their communities, all while keeping citizen data protected," said Barry Leffew, vice president, public sector at Adobe. "The ability for government to deliver engaging digital experiences that matter, using personalization, user-centric design and analytics is revolutionary."
CitizenConnectTM has several key features, including:
- Built-in mobile access to provide citizens with on-the-go access to services
- Intelligent search and wizards to help find specific information quickly and accurately
- Content bidirectional feeds to downstream systems such as legacy applications
- Notifications to proactively communicate new, relevant information to citizens
- Smart triggers to suggest services based on information available about households
- Federated application forms to help avoid downloading multiple, disparate applications to access government services
Deloitte's Alliance with Adobe
Deloitte and Adobe share a history of teaming for client advantage since 2002. Collaborating from insight to impact, Deloitte Digital and Adobe are delivering dynamic digital solutions that drive sales and inspire user loyalty with each interaction. The tested capabilities and technology innovation of the Adobe Marketing Cloud, paired with Deloitte's industry insights and deep experience in digital, design, technology implementation and operations are helping clients transform marketing.
About Deloitte Digital
Deloitte Digital is creating a new model for a new age — a creative digital consultancy. That means bringing together all the creative and technology capabilities, business acumen and industry insight needed to help transform our clients' businesses with digital. With Deloitte Digital's end-to-end capabilities, clients bring their biggest challenges, knowing we've got what it takes to bring a new business vision to life. Let us show you how.
Bohemia, NY, March - Data Device Corporation (DDC) introduces the new BU-67125W Compact Avionics Interface Computer (AIC-RC), offering a completely customizable, off-the-shelf solution, that can be optimized for specific application requirements, and enable faster time to market. The AIC-RC combines best-in-class performance from Intel’s embedded computing architecture, with DDC’s avionics data networking expertise and custom I/O capabilities, to deliver unmatched avionics connectivity computing in a small form factor, deployable, rugged enclosure.
- Embedded Intel® Atom processor
- Provides low power computing performance, programming, and flexibility
- Enables the AIC-RC to serve high density protocol bridging and application needs
- Qualified for rugged air and ground environments
- Expandable: mPCIe and I/O expansion modules to support a wide range of I/Os
- Custom front panel connector configurations to support unique deployed I/O requirements
- DDC’s additional modes of operation:
- Remote Access…allows easy access to 1553/429 connection via Ethernet network
- Protocol Conversion…allows users to create embedded software that seamlessly transfers data between 1553, 429 and Ethernet interfaces
“The combination of DDC’s avionics data networking experience, along with highly customizable I/O connectivity and best-in-class computing performance, makes DDC’s new compact, rugged avionics computer the optimal solution for a wide range of I/O requirements and application needs” stated Greg Tiedemann, DDC’s Data Bus Solutions Director.
Data Device Corporation (DDC) is a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-reliability Connectivity, Power and Control solutions (Data Networking; Power Distribution, Control and Conversion; Motor Control and Motion Feedback) for aerospace, defense, and industrial applications. With awards for quality, delivery, and support, DDC has served industry as a trusted resource for more than 50 years… providing proven solutions that are optimized for efficiency, reliability and performance. Data Device Corporation brands include DDC, Beta Transformer Technology Corporation, National Hybrid Inc., Pascall Electronics Ltd., and XCEL Power Systems Ltd. DDC is headquartered in Bohemia, NY and has manufacturing operations in New York, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.
Irvine, CA – March 9, 2016 – Omnitron Systems, a leading provider of fiber connectivity products, today introduced the new iConverter® 10GXT, the first 10/100/1000 RJ-45 to 10G fiber media converter. The iConverter 10GXT enables connectivity between network equipment with 10G fiber ports and laptops, workstations, test equipment and switches with 10/100/1000 RJ-45 ports. The 10GXT conforms to 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T, 1000BASE-X and 10GBASE-R specifications, and supports 1000BASE-X SFP, 10GBASE-R SFP+ or 10GBASE-R XFP transceivers for standard or CWDM wavelengths.
Auto-negotiation and auto-crossover on the 10/100/1000 RJ-45 port simplifies installation, and fault detection modes can be configured to provide fault identification and isolation for easy troubleshooting of network faults. The iConverter 10GXT is available as a compact, unmanaged standalone unit, and supports jumbo frames up to 10,056 bytes.
The iConverter 10GXT is made in the USA, backed with free 24/7 technical support and a lifetime warranty, and supports an industrial temperature range of -40 to 75 degrees Celsius.
The 10GXT is the latest member of the iConverter product family of media converters (including several 10G copper-to-fiber and fiber-to-fiber media converters), CWDM multiplexers and T1/E1 multiplexers.
About Omnitron Systems
Omnitron Systems provides fiber connectivity solutions that extend network distances, enable copper and fiber network integration, and expand the capacity of fiber infrastructure. Omnitron’s media converters, CWDM multiplexers and T1 multiplexers are deployed in enterprise, government and service provider networks worldwide.
Matt Rahman, Tangible
McLean, VA, March 15 - Tangible Security, Inc. announced today that it has appointed Matt Rahman as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Commercial Cyber Solutions. The strategic hire of Mr. Rahman to lead this business practice supports the company’s aggressive focus on growth and operational excellence. And, it adds an experienced industry veteran to its executive team.
Mr. Rahman comes to Tangible Security from IOActive, a global leader in hardware, software, and wetware assessments and security services, where he was the Chief Strategy Officer. While at IOActive, Mr. Rahman fast tracked healthcare medical device testing, worked with a research team to operationalize automotive and transportation security, and brought new services to market including IoT Services. His efforts yielded tremendous global growth under his tenure.
Mr. Rahman said, “The extraordinary people at Tangible Security have been delivering military grade security solutions to both national security and corporate clients for over a decade. I’m thrilled to join them, to help them continue to innovate and scale the Commercial Cyber Solutions business to new heights.”
Dr. Mark Mykityshyn, Tangible Security’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are excited to have an accomplished professional like Matt join the Tangible executive team. Matt’s reputation as an expert in executing and exceeding growth strategies will contribute significantly to putting Tangible Security on the map in an evolving cyber landscape as well as to enhancing our growth strategy.”
About Tangible Security
Since 1998, we have served the Federal and corporate sectors with both enterprise and software security services. Our expertise has been manifest in defense and intelligence mission critical infrastructure for many years, withstanding the worst from nation-state attackers. We provide adversary-centric security assessments of our clients’ enterprise infrastructure and/or software products with respect to industry best practices frameworks. Our engineers and executives help clients fill the gaps found and plan for achieving ever-higher levels of security maturity and resilience. We also augment client cyber functions with operational services as well as onsite or virtual personnel that possess skill-sets and knowledge many organizations cannot find or afford. What sets our services apart from those of others? Our personnel do; they have served on classified projects, written industry leading books, presented at cybersecurity conferences, published original research, and participated on expert panels.
Melville, NY, March 16 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, introduces the LX-MU800Z, the company’s first single-chip DLP Projector with a Laser Phosphor Light Source which delivers at maximum brightness 20,000 hours of virtually maintenance-free operation to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO). Additional key features on the LX-MU800Z projector include native WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolution, up-to-8000 lumens, a dynamic contrast ratio up to 10,500:1, and seven interchangeable lens options with motorized lens shift for installation flexibility. The projector’s combination of a long-life laser light source, sealed filter-free system, and wide array of advanced features make the LX-MU800Z projector ideal for a range of applications where high image quality and minimized maintenance are critical, including higher education and corporate environments, as well as houses of worship, entertainment, and trade shows/exhibitions.
“We are pleased to add this important technology to our growing line of interchangeable lens projectors,” explains Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Canon’s LX-MU800Z Laser DLP Projector is an outstanding product on many levels and we are confident that it will meet and exceed the expectations of our current customers, and strengthen and expand our reach into new markets as well.”
The LX-MU800Z Laser DLP Projector can be rotated 360 degrees at any angle on the vertical axis, and can also be used to project in portrait applications1. The LX-MU800Z projector also offers seven interchangeable lens options (see chart below) and all lenses can be quickly installed and then removed with the simple push of a release button. For enhanced installation flexibility, the LX-MU800Z projector also offers motorized lens shift, which makes it possible to adjust the vertical and horizontal positioning of the projected image, as well as motorized zoom and focus, all of which can be easily adjusted using the included remote. Additionally, the projector’s lens memory function can be used to store up to eight different custom lens positions, each including lens shift, zoom and focal length.
Ease of Use and Advanced Imaging Functions
Other significant advantages of utilizing a Laser Light source are that the LX-MU800Z projector’s start-up and shutdown durations are minimal as the need to warm up or cool down a lamp is eliminated, and continuous projection is also supported. The LX-MU800Z projector also offers an array of advanced geometric and professional imaging adjustments that can be used to accommodate custom installations.
Versatile Connectivity and Network Management
The LX-MU800Z Laser DLP Projector is amazingly versatile with multiple built-in terminals including 3G-SDI, HDMI, DVI-D, and a built-in HDBaseT™ receiver3 allowing uncompressed HD video, audio and control signals to be transmitted over a single LAN cable with a maximum distance up to 328 feet (100m).
The LX-MU800Z projector is compatible with Crestron, AMX and Extron devices enabling control of multiple projectors on a network, and also supports PJLink™ which allows users to control and monitor the projector over a network - a feature that is ideal for observing lamp hours, usage and more.
Pricing, Availability and Warranty
The new Canon LX-MU800Z Laser DLP Projector will have a suggested list price of $17,969*, and is currently scheduled to be available through authorized Canon dealers and distributors beginning July 2016. The LX-MU800Z projector is backed by the Canon Three-Year Projector Limited Warranty, and Canon's award-winning Professional Service & Support, which includes both a Three-Year Advanced Warranty Service Exchange Program and a Service Loaner Program.
Digital Signage Expo 2016
The LX-MU800Z Laser DLP Projector will be on display in the Canon booth #2631 at the Digital Signage Expo Conference Wednesday, March 16, and Thursday, March 17, 2016.
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2015† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2016. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings.
After extensive national and international comparison and through a public procurement process, the Belgian Interior Ministry has chosen to collaborate with CEMAC (BE) and Defense Group Inc. (DGI, US) for the development of a national information system for co-operation in disasters.
The "Incident & Crisis Management System" abbreviated ICMS, is based on the COBRATM software platform, which will be adapted to the specific needs of the Belgian users. This first phase of the rollout is to include all cities and municipalities, provinces and relevant federal authorities.
Through 2016, ICMS will arise as a national security network that will allow users to draw up contingency plans and work together during an emergency through various media and platforms, including the sharing of maps, combined logs, tracking the deployment of the emergency services and resources and more.
In later phases, this network will be expanded to also connect utilities, ports, high-risk companies, hospitals and other organisations.
CEMAC, a Belgian company with expertise in the field of emergency planning and crisis
management and DGI, an American software developer who has provided emergency management software around the globe, signed a strategic cooperation agreement in 2014 and since then have worked together for the further internationalisation of COBRATM software and the development of new modules.
The first version of the software dates back to 2000. COBRATM was used recently in Brazil as the Common Operating Picture and Emergency Management System for the World Cup Soccer and will also be used during the 2016 summer Olympics.
“The choice to establish a strategic partnership with DGI has proven right, since COBRATM was selected after a six month evaluation process involving 13 national and international competing systems.The creation of an “entire country” system including authorities and private sector is a very ambitious endeavour and it is with pride that we start this project.” said Luc Rombout, CEMAC CEO and ICMS project leader.
“DGI has a wide breadth of experience and past performance in the emergency management and incident response domain and we look forward to working with our partner CEMAC and the Belgian government to deliver this important state-of-the-art ICMS” said Chris Boehm, DGI group vice president, emergency and security management solutions.