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In wake of London fire, trade group urges retrofitting sprinklers in high-rise buildings


LINTHICUM HEIGHTS, MD June 16, 2017 The National Fire Sprinkler Association joins with other national fire safety organizations in sending condolences to the families and friends of those who were killed or injured in the Grenfell Tower residential high-rise fire this week.

"It is unfortunate that it too often takes this kind of tragedy to remind us all that fire sprinklers can at the very least mitigate, and often prevent, loss of life and property," says Shane Ray, NFSA President. "We join with our colleagues in the United Kingdom in a worldwide call to all decision-makers to adopt new rules and regulations requiring the retrofitting of high-rise buildings with fire sprinkler systems. These types of fires shouldn't be at this magnitude in 2017 and we've known it for decades".

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has found that, when sprinklers operated, they were effective 96 percent of the time. While we do not have complete details about the nature of the fire at Grenfell Tower, we believe it's safe to say that the presence of a sprinkler system would have had a mitigating impact on the fire.

Here in the United States, there are more than 14,000 high-rise structure fires annually, according to the NFPA. While many of these fires occur in structures that have sprinkler systems, the United States has far too many older buildings that do not have sprinklers and are not being retrofitted.

"Grenfell Tower is a sad reminder that we all still have a long way to go toward making these kinds of facilities safer for the people who work and live in them," continues Ray. "Fire sprinklers are effective and affordable, most importantly, fire sprinklers give occupants more time to escape and firefighters support in containing the fire."

To understand the issue in relation to the London Fire, please see the research conducted in 2012 by the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BAFSA). The Association commissioned a report on the economics of fire sprinkler retrofit in residential apartment blocks of this type. The study concluded that fire sprinklers could be retrofitted with tenants in place at a cost of about £1150 per flat. Since the 24-story Grenfell Tower contained 120 flats, BAFSA reports that a fire sprinkler system could have been installed for less than 2 percent of the £10 million spent on refurbishment of the tower just last year, money that was wasted considering that the tower now appears to be a total loss.

The BAFSA report, entitled Safer High-Rise Living, the Callow Mount Sprinkler Retrofit Project, can be accessed at http://www.bafsa.org.uk/pdfs/publications/1/00000111.pdf.


NFSA's mission is "to protect lives and property from fire through the widespread acceptance of the fire sprinkler concept."

NFSA wants to create a more fire-safe world, and works to heighten the awareness of the importance of fire sprinkler systems from homes to high-rises and all occupancies in between. The Association is an inclusive organization made up of dedicated and committed members of a progressive lifesaving industry. This industry manufactures, designs, supplies, installs, inspects and services the world's most effective system in saving lives and property from uncontrolled structural fires.

For more information about the National Fire Sprinkler Association, visit www.nfsa.org and follow us via our social media presence on Twitter (@NFSAorg), LinkedIn (National Fire Sprinkler Association) and Facebook (Natfiresprinkler).

Crystal Group to showcase rugged computers at German autonomous vehicle conference

HIAWATHA, IA June 16, 2017 Crystal Group, a leading designer/manufacturer of rugged computer hardware, will showcase industry leading rugged servers, storage, networking and embedded systems for assisted- and self-driving vehicles at the Autonomous Vehicle Technology World EXPO, June 20-22, 2017 at booth AV5015 in Messe Stuttgart, Germany.

Crystal Group manufactures innovative and proven rugged technologies for reliable computing in volatile environments – where traditional off-the-shelf computer hardware cannot withstand the shock, vibrations and extreme temperatures found in a variety of driving conditions.

Crystal Group's rugged computer hardware solutions for autonomous driving systems are designed for vehicle data acquisition and system management associated with self-driving vehicle development, testing, driving and navigation.

Autonomous vehicle system designers and engineers visiting booth AV5015 will see Crystal Group's latest solutions for autonomous passenger cars, trucks, industrial vehicles, buses and coaches – including the:

RE1312 Rugged Embedded Computer features a 1U compact carbon fiber composition construction for low SWaP and powerful Dual or Quad Core i7 CPU options or 6 cores Xeon-D. The RE1312 Rugged Embedded Computer operates over a wide temperature range from -40°C to 60°C and with 18V to 36V DC input. A tough carbon fiber composite frame serves simultaneously as the entire system's structural backbone and EMI shield.

RS363S15F Rugged 3U Server is powered by Intel® processors, and provides high- performance computing and high capacity data storage in a small size, weight, and power (SWaP) package with a depth under 15 inches (38.1 cm) to fit virtually any space. Several major automotive manufacturers have already selected and customized this rugged, safe, and reliable server for use in autonomous vehicles.

About Crystal Group Inc.

Crystal Group Inc., an employee-owned small business located in Hiawatha, Iowa, USA, is a technology innovation leader specializing in both custom and COTS products for defense, government and industrial markets since 1987. Crystal Group designs and manufactures installation-ready rugged servers, displays, networking devices, embedded systems, power supplies and storage devices that fit critical applications in demanding environmental conditions.

The company is certified to quality management standards AS9100C:2009 and ISO 9001:2008. Crystal Group products meet and exceed MIL-STDs 810, 167-1, 461, MIL-S-901, IEEE and IEC industrial standards. Additionally, the company offers integration services, configuration management, product life-cycle planning and 5+ year warranties.


FBI awards Persistent Systems $100M contract for tactical radio communications system

NEW YORK June 6, 2017 Persistent Systems, LLC (“Persistent”), a leader in Mobile Ad hoc Network (MANET) Technology and developer of Wave Relay®, today announced that it has received a prime award on a $100M Multi-Award IDIQ contract to support the FBI’s Operational Technology Division with the MPU5 communication system. The MPU5 provides a self-forming, self-healing, and extremely scalable wireless IP network to the FBI.

“This IDIQ contract will enable the FBI to deploy our latest MPU5 communication systems,” said Dr. Herbert Rubens, CEO of Persistent Systems. “We are confident that the MPU5 will set a new standard for performance, capability, and features found nowhere else in the industry, and we’re extremely proud to be one of the awardees chosen by the Department of Justice.”
Examples of the performance the MPU5 will provide to support the FBI’s mission:

  • A 3×3 MIMO radio with up to 6 watts of transmit power, providing a secure IP network in any environment or application with usable throughput exceeding 100 Mbps
  • Built-In HD Video Encoder/Decoder to distribute multiple real-time HD video feeds to team members on demand
  • Onboard Android™ Operating System/Data Storage, allowing end users to run ATAK and other software as well as to record/review video footage to enhance situational awareness and increase operational effectiveness.
  • Advanced Audio Architecture with 16 Channels of PTT Audio and Persistent’s Radio over IP (RoIP) capability allowing end users to tether legacy narrow band radios to the MPU5 and put them “on the network.”

Dr. Rubens added, “The MPU5’s vast set of capabilities really translates into enhanced situational awareness for the agents, increased mission success, and an overall enhancement in safety. Additionally, the MPU5 provides an extremely cost effective solution for the Bureau by incorporating so much capability into a single commercial item.”

The MPU5 will be available for purchase via the IDIQ contract commencing on June 1st.

About Persistent Systems, LLC
Headquartered in New York City since 2007, Persistent Systems, LLC (“Persistent”) is a global communications technology company which develops, manufactures, and integrates a patented and secure Mobile Ad Hoc Networking (MANET) system: Wave Relay®. The company’s R&D team has designed wireless networking protocols to support their cutting edge Wave Relay® system and technology. Wave Relay® can transmit and receive data, video, voice and other application data under the most difficult and unpredictable conditions. Persistent’s suite of products is field proven and utilized in Commercial, Military, Government, Industrial, Agriculture, Robotics, and Unmanned System markets.

Please visit http://www.persistentsystems.com to learn more. Follow Persistent Systems on Twitter to get updates on the latest developments @pswaverelay.

Napco Security announces availability of StarLink Fire Dual Path Communications

AMITYVILLE, NY Napco Security is pleased to announce, fresh from the NFPA Expo in Boston, the market debut and availability of StarLink Fire Dual Path Communicator, #SLE-CDMAI-FIRE, part of its award-winning StarLink Fire™ Commercial Fire Alarm Communicators Series, now boasting code-compliance for virtually all applications, in sole or dual path cellular/IP, and with a growing list: NFPA 72, UL, CSFM, NYCFD & LAFD.

Its low-cost, compliance, and easy panel-powered installation, typically in under 15 minutes, makes StarLink Fire™ Sole & Dual Path Cellular/IP Commercial Fire Alarm Communicators an excellent choice, ensuring life-safety / fire alarm systems, old and new, keep communicating in an emergency, despite the rapidly vanishing availability of costly leased landlines. At under $30net, with the unbeatable enhanced StarLink Free for All™ Trade-up Incentive, StarLink will save both time and money. Compatible with all brands of 12V or 24V FACPs, communicating in Contact ID or 4/2, ideal for new or retrofit installations, StarLink Fire Communicators replace up to 2 POT lines per FACP, to save accounts several $1000’s each year, while creating a new dealer-RMR opportunity for the alarm companies that replace POTs, providing StarLink’s proven cellular/IP alarm reporting service in their place.

StarLink offers the broadest, Verizon Network Certified® coverage nationwide, to any central station/office, with fast, full data, via this cyber-protected multibillion-dollar cellular network, ensuring maximum reliability for customers & liability protection for dealers. Also because StarLink Fire offers economical, unlimited-signal service plans to meet any fire-code or AHJ requirement, from NFPA 72®, to UL, to CSFM and including a growing list of those coast-to-coast, such as NYCFD and LAFD, StarLink Fire is not only easy to use, but an easy choice of equipment to standardize on for Fire applications of any brand.

StarLink Fire Dual Path Commercial Fire Alarm Communicators are in stock at all Napco Distributors today. For more on StarLink Communications Solutions, a free training class or for full details on “Free For All” trade-up incentive program, visit www.napcosecurity.com/starlink , call Napco at 1.800.645.9445 or ask at any distributor branch. For product video presentation from NFPA also go to https://youtu.be/I57n0O-DpY4.

About NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc.

NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSSC) is one of the world's leading manufacturers of technologically advanced electronic security equipment including intrusion and fire alarm systems, access control and door locking systems. The Company consists of NAPCO plus three wholly-owned subsidiaries: Alarm Lock, Continental Access, and Marks USA. The products are installed by security professionals worldwide in commercial, industrial, institutional, residential and government applications. NAPCO products have earned a reputation for technical excellence, reliability

Secure Schools Alliance, Research & Education releases final brief in “Securing Our Schools Toolkit”

The Secure Schools Alliance Research and Education (the Alliance) organization has released the final brief in its new toolkit for K-12 learning institutions and law enforcement – Securing Our Schools – entitled “Secure Schools: Part of Healthy Learning Environments.”
The Alliance partnered with the Police Foundation to develop this final brief in a series of three, and it addresses a frequent concern raised by parents, educators and students when considering improvements to the security infrastructure of a school facility: Please do not turn the school into a prison.
“Schools should be welcoming environments for students, teachers, parents and visitors,” said Alliance Executive Director Robert Boyd. “However, it is also critical that schools not only feel safe, but are truly secure. With today’s technology and materials, it is both possible and necessary to accomplish these goals in an affordable way.”
Previously, the Alliance released two other briefs prepared by the Police Foundation, "Starting the Conversation About School Safety" and “Partner Roles and Responsibilities for Securing Schools.” As a whole, the toolkit was designed to engage communities in preparing for and responding to school safety issues.
“This partnership has produced an important set of resources for schools, families, youth and communities,” said Chief (ret.) Jim Bueermann, president of the Police Foundation. “Being proactive and prepared within any community, especially in school facilities, is very important to healthy communities.”
Recently, the Alliance also released an interactive map of state by state school security policies, resources and legislation and a list of security and safety assessments available for use by schools at no cost.
“This brief shows that safety and security are critical to creating a healthy learning environment for students and safe work place for educators,” said Boyd. “We urge anyone concerned about the safety and security in schools to read this brief.”


New president begins work at Global Traffic Technologies

Jason Lund has been named president of traffic signal priority control company Global Traffic Technologies, LLC (GTT), effective June 1.

Lund, a Chicago-area native, brings nearly two decades of leadership experience to GTT, most recently in the compressed natural gas fueling industry. His hiring follows the retirement of Doug Roberts, who served as GTT’s president following the company’s divestiture from 3M in 2007 through its eventual sale to Greensboro, N.C.-based Gilbarco, Inc. -- a Fortive, Inc., company (NYSE: FTV) -- last year. Roberts will continue with GTT through June as he transitions leadership to Lund.

“I will certainly miss the business and working with everyone at GTT and Fortive,” Roberts said. “I’ll be supporting GTT in a consulting role after June, as required.”

Roberts described Lund as “a seasoned business leader,” with experience in a variety of roles, including president, business unit director, operations director, director of product decorations/graphics, business manager and product manager. Lund holds a BSBA in Corporate Finance and Insurance from Drake University and an MBA from the University of Virginia.

Lund said he welcomed the challenges and opportunities of leading GTT while it continues to grow as the market leader of traffic signal priority control solutions in North America and around the world.

“GTT has a stellar history and reputation and it is poised for continued growth, both domestically and internationally.” Lund said. “I’m excited to lead the team into the next phase of innovation and expansion in the emergency services and public transportation markets.”

About Global Traffic Technologies, LLC

GTT is the owner and manufacturer of the Opticom™ priority control system and Canoga™ traffic-sensing system. These systems have provided safe and reliable traffic solutions to communities for nearly 50 years. GTT proactively delivers advanced transportation solutions to help emergency, transit and traffic personnel increase safety, minimize traffic congestion and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while maximizing resource efficiency and performance. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, GTT is the market leader in traffic management systems, having an installed base of over 90,000 intersections and 90,000 vehicles in over 3,100 municipalities worldwide, including 41 of the 50 largest U.S. cities.

GTT is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gilbarco, Inc., an operating company of Everett, Wash.-based Fortive.

To find out more about GTT, visit www.gtt.com



Boston Police Department selects NICE Solutions to bolster efficiency, service and Next Generation 9-1-1 Readiness

NICE (Nasdaq:NICE) announced today that the Boston Police Department (PD) will be deploying the full suite of NICE Inform solutions for quality assurance, multimedia incident reconstruction, and IP telephony and radio recording. The solutions will be deployed at three sites, including its primary and backup 9-1-1 centers. The new technology will also support Boston's EMS Dispatch Operations, which is co-located with the Police 9-1-1 center.

The NICE solutions anchor on other technology investments that the Boston PD has made as it transitions to an IP-based, interoperable, Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) ready, public safety environment.

"Our mission is to use innovative strategies and partnerships to protect and serve the citizens of Boston," said Shawn Romanoski, Director of Telecommunications, Boston Police Department. "The work we're doing with NICE to upgrade our 9-1-1 center technology is one way we're accomplishing that. It's also critical to our preparation for Next Generation 9-1-1."

NICE's certified direct integration with the Airbus DS VESTA® VoIP 9-1-1 system means that the Boston PD can reliably capture its IP-based emergency communications. The Boston PD will begin accepting SMS 9-1-1 texts next year, and thanks to the new NICE technology, they'll already be prepared to record and manage these communications as well.

"As the first police department in the U.S., the Boston Police Department enjoys a rich tradition of being a pioneer in policing and public safety," said Christopher Wooten, Executive Vice President, NICE. "With their continued work with NICE, the Boston PD is now redefining what it means to be a leader by applying technology to improve service and solve everyday problems, while building a solid foundation for the future."

Boosting Efficiency and Quality Assurance
Consistent, ongoing quality assurance (QA) is vital to every public safety answering point (PSAP). The Boston PD will use NICE Inform Evaluator to ensure that its telecommunicators are following proper protocols and that the systems they rely on are properly supporting them – so they can provide the highest levels of service to Boston's residents and visitors.

Like many police departments, the Boston PD performs QA reviews on telecommunicator calls today, but until now it has been a highly manual and subjective process. With NICE Inform Evaluator, manual call selection will be replaced by automated call selection; and paper-based forms will be replaced by electronic scoring where evaluation results are automatically tabulated, tracked and shared.

"We'll be far more automated from a QA perspective, and we'll be able to complete evaluations and provide feedback much faster," said Romanoski.

Boston PD also plans to use NICE's screen recording, synchronized with voice recordings, to better understand what happens during calls. "It's going to be a great tool for us for QA and training," added Romanoski. "If something goes wrong, we'll be able to understand why and correct it."

Expediting Records Requests
The Boston PD churns out about 6,000 records requests annually, for district attorneys, detectives, media and private citizens. NICE Inform will eliminate wasted time on duplicate requests. Records will be stored in Inform's electronic incident folders, cross-referenced to computer aided dispatch (CAD) Incident IDs or court case numbers, so there will never be a need to do the same work twice.

"With our old system, whenever we received a duplicate request, we would have to go back and recreate the entire incident recording all over again," said Romanoski. "Once we create a scenario in Inform and save it, we can easily find and retrieve the original and provide an exact duplicate."

NICE is working with its partner Business Electronics (BEI) to deploy the NICE solutions at the Boston PD.

About the Boston Police Department
The Boston Police Department, dating back to 1838, holds the primary responsibility for law enforcement and investigation within the city of Boston, Massachusetts. It has the distinction of being the first police department in the nation. The Boston Police Department mission is to use innovative strategies and partnerships to protect the citizens of Boston. The Boston Police Department also strives to be a role model for police departments nationwide. The Boston Police Department Emergency 9-1-1 Center is part of the Operations Division of the department. It is the primary public safety answering point (PSAP) within the geographic boundaries of the City of Boston. More information at www.boston.gov/departments/police and http://bpdnews.com/emergency-9-1-1

About NICE
NICE (Nasdaq:NICE) is the worldwide leading provider of both cloud and on-premises enterprise software solutions that empower organizations to make smarter decisions based on advanced analytics of structured and unstructured data. NICE helps organizations of all sizes deliver better customer service, ensure compliance, combat fraud and safeguard citizens. Over 25,000 organizations in more than 150 countries, including over 85 of the Fortune 100 companies, are using NICE solutions. www.nice.com.


Milestone fuels the coming business video revolution

Milestone Systems, the globally leading open platform company in networked video management software (VMS), has released XProtect Essential+ as a free entry product to the company’s portfolio.

“XProtect Essential+ is a game changer for our open platform community. Essential+ allows anyone to start right. Any user can now benefit from the power of add-on solutions from our partners,” says Bjørn Skou Eilertsen, Chief Technical Officer, Milestone Systems.

“Developers can use our rich programming environment now to create tomorrow’s add-on solutions to XProtect. They can install Essential+ and get our Software Development Kit for free. Add cameras and you are good to go. It’s that simple to start developing solutions for this rapidly growing business segment.”    

Developers benefit from true open platform
By including the Milestone open platform programming environment in the free Essential+, Milestone is handing over the keys to future innovation to developers. The software and SDK can be downloaded at no cost from the Milestone website. Documentation, eLearning courses and an online developer forum are just some of the resources to which open platform software developers gain free access.

XProtect VMS products are built on Microsoft and other industry standards, so any Microsoft-certified developer can start developing value-adding business video solutions right away.

Milestone also offers marketing support for developers, as solutions can be entered in the online Milestone Solution Finder that showcases the integrations to a global audience. The Milestone alliance partner team also offers certification of solutions with testing and documentation. 

Users gain from top-end features
Making XProtect Essential+ a free offering gives thousands of new users the chance to take advantage of Milestone’s award-winning software for use in businesses, organizations and at home. XProtect Essential+ is designed to provide a professional-grade security experience as a stand-alone video business solution. Users have access to their system from anywhere via three easy-to-use clients.

Highlights of the free XProtect Essential+ 2017 R2:

  • Supports up to 8 cameras from more than 6,000 supported devices. This enables the user to freely pick and mix the perfect camera models and brands for their needs.

  • All Milestone clients are supported with full functionality: XProtect Smart Client, XProtect Web Client and Milestone Mobile. 

  • The software supports hardware acceleration: processor-intensive video decoding can be offloaded to the graphics card. This can save up to 80% in processing power.

  • The full Milestone programming environment (MIP SDK and advanced rules engine) are supported. This includes metadata handling for advanced analytics. 

  • Upon installation, the users of the free XProtect Essential+ will gain access to the Milestone online support community dedicated to XProtect Essential+ at no cost.

XProtect Essential+ can easily be upgraded to XProtect Express+ or other advanced XProtect products if the need arises for extra functionality for interconnecting systems, encrypting video recordings or simply more advanced features.

XProtect 2017 R2 Essential+ is available for download now.

Watch the launch video here.

Success for GTT Opticom Transit Signal Priority Solution at 2017 UITP Summit

Société de transport de Laval’s TSP system wins award with help from Opticom at premier public transport event in Montreal

St. Paul, Minnesota, June 5, 2017 - Global Traffic Technologies Inc.’s Opticom™ Transit Signal Priority (TSP) solution was recognised and celebrated as a significant innovation at the recent UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2017 in Montreal.

The system deployed by the Société de transport de Laval (STL) won a Corporate Leadership Award in the Innovation category from the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA), and a post-event tour of the TSP solution for UITP attendees was fully-booked well in advance.

GTT’s Vice President of Strategic Sales Victor Darias said the international summit was a chance to showcase some of Canada’s recent contributions to public transportation innovations.“

GTT and STL have been partners for several years now, and it’s satisfying to see the hard work get recognized by CUTA,” Darias said. “STL has built a state-of-the-art  system that uses Transit Signal Priority to improve speed, reliability and punctuality.”

Leadership award
The CUTA presented STL with the Corporate Leadership Award on the eve of the UITP event. The award highlights transit innovations that break with conventional processes and extend beyond marginal improvements in products and services. STL’s implementation drew praise from CUTA judges and from STL leadership.

“With faster trip times and improved service, the STL managed to reduce (greenhouse gas) emissions from transit as well as attract many new customers,” CUTA judges said in a news release announcing the award.
Guy Picard, General Director of the STL, also applauded the Opticom TSP system: “This is an inexpensive system that can be inserted discretely into the urban environment, and which is imperceptible to drivers while still offering all the means to improve our service and make it faster and more efficient.”

Technical tour
The technical tour of the TPS system in Laval took place the day after UITP, and saw a full bus of visitors head just north of Montreal to see the solution in action. In addition to a trip along Laval’s major transportation corridors to see how buses are given priority, attendees were shown how STL’s control center manages the system. Laval has TSP equipment installed at over 200 intersections and more than 300 vehicles, with buses allocated priority based on both schedule timings and passenger load.
Find out more about the Opticom TSP system in Laval here: http://www.gtt.com/project/opticom-tsp-laval/

In addition to the tour, UITP attendees could hear a presentation from Darias and Greenman-Pedersen, Inc (GPI) Director of Simulation Modelling Services Mark Yedlin on the way that transit signal priority is helping to reduce travel times through New York City’s notoriously congested Wall Street financial district. GPI is a highly-ranked engineering firm that prides itself on creating smart and sustainable solutions for a wide array of projects.

The UITP Summit is the premier event for the public transport industry, bringing together the entire international public transport community to debate and explore the strategic vision and business activities of the sector. UITP (Union Internationale des Transports Publics) is the International Association of Public Transport.

Global Traffic Technologies (GTT) is a world leader in priority control and traffic sensing systems, with thousands of implementations of its acclaimed Opticom TSP solutions installed internationally. Opticom TSP provides buses and other public transport vehicles with the ability to request green lights at intersections, allowing for better schedule adherence and headway management.

About Global Traffic Technologies, LLC
GTT is the owner and manufacturer of the Opticom™ priority control system and Canoga™ traffic-sensing system. These systems have provided safe and reliable traffic solutions to communities for nearly 50 years. GTT proactively delivers advanced transportation solutions to help emergency, transit and traffic personnel increase safety, minimize traffic congestion and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while maximizing resource efficiency and performance. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, GTT is the market leader in traffic management systems, having an installed base of over 90,000 intersections and 90,000 vehicles in over 3,100 municipalities worldwide, including 41 of the 50 largest U.S. cities. To find out more about GTT, visit www.gtt.com.

About GPI
Since 1966, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI) has designed, managed and supported its clients on a wide array of projects. GPI is an engineering firm that provides comprehensive services in the areas of transportation planning and design, traffic engineering, simulation modelling, civil design, structural/bridge design, construction management and inspection, mechanical/electrical/plumbing design, sustainable design, municipal engineering, site planning, landscape architecture, environmental sciences, coastal and marine engineering, geographic information system (GIS), and asset management services. www.gpinet.com



London Mayer Sadiq Khan

U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement on the London terror attack:

“The United States Conference of Mayors stands today united with Mayor Sadiq Khan of London and the people of London.


 “We send condolences to family and loved ones of those dead and injured.

“We send praise and absolute respect for the police officers who responded with 8 minutes to kill all three of the London Bridge terrorist murderers.

“The Mayors of the USA who haven't had a terrorist attack know full well that in today's age of terrorist actions, domestic and international, an attack could happen in their city.

“And the Mayors of the USA whose cities have been hit with an attack of hate and murder have an even more personal feeling for London Mayor Khan. We commend him for his statement today.

“He has risen above this crisis of death and destruction, as mayors continue to do, to alleviate fear, to bring comfort to his people of London and to give support to the first responders who continue to protect, defend and provide emergency care to his people of London. 

 “Thank you, Mayor Khan, for your leadership during this crisis.

“World Leaders need to know that, in 2017 thus far, in our cities across the globe, there have been 500 attacks and 3500 deaths and many more physically and mentally wounded.”




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