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Nuclear security agency rolls out mobile app
The people who work to secure loose, potentially dangerous, nuclear material around the world now have a smart phone app to help them do their jobs.
The National Nuclear Security Administration’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI) launched a project management mobile app for both Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS, which the agency said was a first for NNSA. In a Nov. 29 post of the agency’s blog, it said the groundbreaking app is part of G2, GTRI’s project management information system. The app, said the post, will further support GTRI project and program managers’ ability to manage complex projects to secure vulnerable nuclear and radiological materials around the world.
According to NNSA, G2 incorporates all the project management tools into a single, comprehensive, and agile IT platform, allowing GTRI project managers to quickly and effectively filter and analyze large amounts of real time, geo-spatial linked information and integrate that data with scope, schedule, cost and infrastructure information for the entire portfolio of GTRI projects. This app will allow the GTRI team to manage projects wherever they are in the world, all from the palm of their hand, it said.
Because of G2, NNSA said GTRI has been able to increase the scale and scope of its work and manage large increases in its budget without having to hire additional staff.