Priority 5 Addresses the United States Port Security Challenge in Its Partnership with Port Fourchon

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Software solutions provider and US port increase port security and situational awareness.

Since the events of 9/11, improving port security has been in the forefront of America’s efforts to protect against criminal and terrorist activities.

Priority 5 Holdings, Inc., a provider of software solutions for situational awareness and decision support, announces its partnership with Port Fourchon, located on the Gulf Coast and managed by the Greater Lafourche Port Commission.

The partnership increases the situational awareness and overall security of Port Fourchon through the implementation of Priority 5’s proprietary software suite TACCS™.

“Port Fourchon stands as an example of what the next generation of port security looks like,” said Chuck Miller, CEO of Priority 5. “Since the events of 9/11, improving port security has been in the forefront of America’s efforts to protect against criminal and terrorist activities. US port security requires this shift towards the next generation of technology tools and resources in order to maintain situational awareness of such critical assets.”

Major ports encompass a multitude of piers and other resources, and can be spread out over almost unmanageable geographical areas, often subject to adverse conditions that may arise from land or sea. Their operations depend on networks of resources — not only utilities but also pipelines, roads, rails, equipment and personnel that move goods, containers and equipment to and from piers and warehouses, off-site and on.

“We at the Greater Lafourche Commission recognized that technology would have to play an ever-increasing role in Port Fourchon’s infrastructure protection and recovery plans,” said April Danos, Director of Information Technology for the Greater Lafourche Port Commission. “We are pleased to partner with Priority 5 by using TACCS™ as the core common operating picture, the Port can add additional sensor and surveillance tools, improve its understanding of threats and vulnerabilities and coordinate a multi-agency effort to maintain complete situational awareness of a key asset of the local, state and federal economies.”

“Monitoring the security posture of a dispersed asset such as a port, and responding to alarms or conditions that may threaten the continued operation of the port or the safety of its personnel is a full-time job. It requires all the assistance that only the most advanced technology can provide,” said Miller.

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About Priority 5:
Priority 5 is a trusted provider of software solutions for situational awareness and decision support. Its innovative software products aggregate and manage information in real time to provide actionable intelligence at the speed of sight. Priority 5 is at the forefront of creating software tools, including interactive dashboards and analytical frameworks that operate in a single, cohesive situational awareness platform. Its tools not only help the decision-maker sort through multiple information streams and changing circumstances to maintain real-time situational awareness, but also enable multi-agency planning for response and recovery using modeling and simulation technology. Visit priority5.com to learn more about them and their revolutionary security monitoring software. For more information on how Priority 5 helps with critical infrastructure protection, click here.

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