It was terrific to participate in an event which focused on the need for these strong partnerships, especially collaborative efforts and information sharing pertaining to emergency management, disaster recovery, and homeland security
Portsmouth, NH (PRWEB) August 16, 2012
Global Relief Technologies (GRT) participated in a symposium at Christopher Newport University on July 19th & 20th entitled “Symposium on Homeland Security: Enhancing Public-Private Partnerships and Coordination”. The symposium was a joint workshop co-sponsored by Christopher Newport University’s Center for American Studies, the Greater Hampton Roads Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association, Continuity First, and Verizon Wireless.
Lt. General Keith J. Stalder (USMC, Ret.), former Commanding General of United States Marine Corps Forces Pacific, and a member of Global Relief Technologies’ (GRT) Board of Directors, moderated a Panel Discussion entitled “Technology and Protection in America’s Points of Entry: Integrating Public/Private Capabilities”. The panel included Rick Kopel, Senior Department of Homeland Security Representative to the National Counterterrorism Center; Ed Merkle, Director of Port Security & Emergency Operations, Virginia Port Authority; and Dr. Thomas W. Mastaglio, President and CEO, MYMIC LLC.
Lt. General Keith J. Stalder commenting on the Homeland Security Symposium said, “In today’s world it is imperative for the United States government to continue to embrace technologies from the private sector in order to efficiently and effectively address the security risks and threats to homeland security. Strong partnerships between our government and these private sector firms are necessary in order for this to be done successfully. It was terrific to participate in an event which focused on the need for these strong partnerships, especially collaborative efforts and information sharing pertaining to emergency management, disaster recovery, and homeland security which GRT’s Rapid Data Management System (RDMS) technology has supported for years.”
Global Relief Technologies’ (GRT) Rapid Data Management System (RDMS) is a flexible and adaptable Enterprise Mobile Field-Data Collection and Analysis Solution that provides the ability for field personnel (mobile workforces) to quickly and accurately collect, transfer, share, manage, and analyze key operational data and business information. Rapid Data Management System (RDMS) is comprised of the RDMS Collect software application running on any hand held mobile device and the RDMS Cloud Management & Collaboration Center accessible from any mobile device or through a secure web browser.
Rapid Data Management System (RDMS) by GRT features include an easy-to-use intuitive graphical user interface, 100% real-time two-way communication, a Workflow Rules & Computation Engine which guarantees structured data validation and improved accuracy in the data collection process, complete Global Positioning System (GPS) & Geographic Information System (GIS) integrated mapping capabilities, the ability to work in a connected and/or disconnected environment, as well as the ability to be configured without difficulty to meet each user’s specific requirements while maintaining the highest levels of security including FIPS-140-2 and full SSL security. RDMS by GRT also offers the necessary ability for Emergency Response Management Teams, Disaster Recovery Teams, and Military Operations to stay connected 24/7 with the option of using Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) Satellite Communications when wireless or other modes of connection are not available. Additional features include signature capture capability, photo/sketch reporting functionality, voice-to-text, automated PDF’s, bar code scanning, RFID tracking, on-demand satellite imagery, and a complete audit trail on all data.
ABOUT GLOBAL RELIEF TECHNOLOGIES (GRT)
Global Relief Technologies (GRT) core competency is designing, developing and supporting cutting-edge Total Enterprise Mobile Field-Data Collection & Analysis Workflow Technology Solutions. GRT’s proprietary Rapid Data Management System (“RDMS”) technology (1) is easy to use, configure, and integrate, (2) is highly secure, adaptable, and customizable, and (3) offers exceptional real-time mobile field-data collection, communication and collaboration capabilities delivered with GRT’s 24x7 365 day a year outstanding support. Since 2005, RDMS by GRT has proven to perform successfully in normal to extreme work environments all over the world, and has been utilized by the United States Navy, the United States Marine Corps (USMC), the American Red Cross as well as AIR Worldwide (AIR), the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), and Northeast Utilities. GRT is a Verizon Wireless Business Solution Alliance Partner, a Motorola Solutions Provider – Gold Level, a member of the AT&T Industry and Mobility Alliance Program (IMAP), and a Samsung Enterprise Alliance Partner (SEAP). Other formalized GRT strategic business partnerships include: Raytheon, GeoEye, and Vizada. Global Relief Technologies (GRT) is also a member of the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) and a GSA-70 Contract holder. For more information about GRT and Rapid Data Management System (RDMS) by GRT please visit the website: http://www.GRT.com