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BAE Systems and Critical Response Group, Inc. are proud to expand their relationship by announcing that Critical Response Group, Inc. will deliver BAE Systems’ powerful GXP OpsView® solution to the public safety market across the United States.
This expanded collaboration is a logical next step as public safety professionals continue large-scale adoption of products to form the framework for cohesive mutual-aid response and interoperability during critical incidents.
Critical Response Group, Inc.’s Collaborative Response Graphics® (CRGs) – known as America’s Common Operating Picture® – are changing how the country’s public safety professionals respond to and manage critical incidents. By providing a mission-oriented and battle-proven common operating picture to coordinate responders, agencies and disciplines can work together at an unfamiliar location to resolve an incident and save lives.
BAE Systems’ cloud-based GXP OpsView® and GXP OnScene™ solutions allow first responders to rapidly access the thousands of site-specific CRGs that have been distributed across the country, regardless of their agency or emergency discipline. This combined solution tracks first responders on top of the CRGs and shares their positions in real-time, which creates a comprehensive situational awareness and mutual aid platform.
“The GXP team is excited to collaborate with Critical Response Group® and leverage our proven geospatial intelligence tools to help create, manage, and deliver a vital common operating picture to public safety organizations nationwide,” said Damon Brady, director of product development at BAE Systems.
“BAE Systems’ GXP OpsView software received the highly coveted Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act designation, which provides important liability protections to qualified anti-terrorism technologies. GXP OpsView provides public safety agencies a secure way to immediately access CRGs, accelerate emergency response, and enable strong command and control activities, while benefiting from the SAFETY Act designation,” said Phil Coyne, president of Critical Response Group, Inc.
The powerful combination of BAE Systems’ Geospatial eXploitation Products software and CRGs first came into focus in New Jersey in 2017 when the Northern New Jersey Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) deployed the GXP Xplorer® Platform to host the first CRGs in the state. The UASI builds enhanced and sustainable capacity to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from all types of disasters, including acts of terrorism.
As the landscape in New Jersey continued to evolve, the New Jersey State Police and Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness identified CRGs as a protective measures best practice and selected them to serve as the foundation of the Statewide Mapping Initiative. Today, thousands of New Jersey schools and other institutions have standardized their common operating pictures with CRGs and made them available to municipal, county, state and federal authorities through BAE Systems’ GXP OpsView software.
The New Jersey model is now being replicated across the United States. GXP OpsView provides situational awareness and operational visibility through strategic planning tools, and simplified communications. Accessing CRGs through GXP OpsView enables first responders from anywhere in America to arrive at a location to which they’ve never been, instantly orient themselves, communicate location-based information, and work together to save lives.
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