Coast Guard Uses PIER Systems for 2009 Presidential Inauguration Security Zones

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PIER used to communicate with the public regarding highly secured areas.

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The United States Coast Guard recently launched a PIER Systems information website to communicate with the public about temporary security zones that have been established in designated waters of the National Capital Region for the 2009 presidential inauguration. The security zones are in effect from January 14th, 2009 to January 25th, 2009.

The public information site,, includes a map of the security zones and a detailed outline of locations, dates and restrictions for commercial and recreational marine traffic. Photos are also included on the site to visually portray the Coast Guard's efforts during this memorable event in our nation's history.

PIER's interactive features and cutting-edge communication tools will enable USCG public affairs officers to provide information, distribute important updates and efficiently manage questions and comments from the media, boaters, landowners and other stakeholders effected by the closures.

Mass notification methods built into the PIER System such as email, fax, RSS feeds, SMS text messaging and telephone messaging, will be utilized by the the Coast Guard to distribute notifications and updates in the event of an emergency situation or security threat.

All nine United States Coast Guard public affairs districts currently use the PIER System and have relied on PIER's innovative technology and robust communication tools for nearly eight years.

A consolidated presentation of real time information from the Coast Guard public affairs offices can be found at USCG News.

About PIER Systems: The Public Information and Emergency Response (PIER) System is the world's first and only full spectrum on-demand communication management web-application. PIER is designed to put all critical tools needed by communicators into a single, easy-to-use communication platform, allowing communicators and an extended team to work together from anywhere at anytime to fully complete and manage a wide range of critical communication tasks. PIER is used by many of the world's leading oil and energy companies, major federal agencies, leading universities, major corporations and a large number of smaller government agencies, non-profits and commercial enterprises. PIER helps deliver the right information, to the right people, right now. PIER is a product of PIER Systems, Inc. For more information, visit PIER


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