We often talk about ‘critical infrastructure’ in today’s world – and infrastructure doesn’t get more critical than this
Denver, CO (PRWEB) October 27, 2011
Critigen, a global technology consultancy, today announced it has been selected as the security subcontractor to design the installation of the United States Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argus security system at the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility at DOE’s Savannah River Site (SRS) near Aiken, South Carolina. Experts on the Critigen team have played key roles in every complete Argus design and installation project subcontracted at DOE NNSA sites.
The MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility will be a major component in the United States’ nuclear non-proliferation program, converting at least 34 metric tons of surplus weapon-grade plutonium into MOX fuel pellets for reactor fuel assemblies. These assemblies will be irradiated in commercial nuclear power reactors.
“We often talk about ‘critical infrastructure’ in today’s world – and infrastructure doesn’t get more critical than this,” said Ken Hill, Vice President, Critigen.
Argus is an integrated security system for protection of high-consequence U.S. Government assets which includes, but is not limited to, nuclear materials. Argus provides intrusion detection and access control functions and supports closed circuit television assessment. The system was originally developed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in 1988.
“The MOX Project requires the most sophisticated security protocols and systems in the world,” said Hill. “But whether it is Argus technology in a government installation or a Pelco, Bosch, Verint, Lenel, Software House, or AMAG system in commercial or public sector environments, we bring significant experience to bear on physical security.”
For the MOX Project, Critigen partnered with CH2M HILL to deliver end-to-end security systems engineering. Specifically, Critigen is providing project management, network design, security design and specification. CH2M HILL is providing the traditional architectural and civil, electrical, mechanical and structural engineering design.
Critigen is a global leader in information technology consulting and IT outsourcing. The company delivers more than 1,500 engagements each year, leveraging spatial intelligence, business analyses, and award-winning managed services to improve processes, expand capability and turn data into visual insight for public and private sector clients. Critigen's innovative solutions for its global client base integrate mature and emerging technologies such as the cloud, ground breaking mobile-based applications, data management, GIS, and mapping solutions. Learn more about Critigen: critigen.com.