U.S. Department of State Inaugurates Modernized Nuclear Risk Reduction Center (NRRC) for Strategic Inter-Government Military, Defense and Security Communications

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton inaugurated modernized NRRC facility in Washington D.C. on October 24, 2012. Facility features Activu’s state-of-the-art video wall solution for 24/7 intelligent visualization and inter-government collaboration, with direct links to 55 international governments and multiple U.S. agencies. NRRC plays increasingly important role in today’s world as new nuclear, security and defense threats loom

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With the world facing new threats every day, the NRRC is more important today than ever before, and Activu is delighted to be an integral provider of the intelligent video wall solution at this facility - Paul Noble, Activu CEO

Activu® Corporation, a leading provider of IP-based visualization and collaboration solutions for mission-critical command and control center environments, congratulates the Nuclear Risk Reduction Center (NRRC) on the inauguration of its modernized facility at the Harry S. Truman building in Washington, D.C.

The new center was inaugurated by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on October 24, 2012. In her comments, Secretary Clinton noted the need for better systems to protect nuclear arsenals because the consequences of getting something wrong or misreading signals would have potentially catastrophic consequences. She also noted that over its 25 years of operation, the NRRC had promoted transparency across the broad spectrum of arms control, implemented vital confidence-building measures and, with its modernized facility, was now ready to enhance inter-government notification and communication structures to meet future defense needs.

Today, the NRRC receives, transmits, translates, prepares, coordinates, and disseminates communications related to the implementation of 13 arms control treaties and agreements, including the New START Treaty with Russia signed by President Obama in April 2010. As a result, NRRC communicates with 55 governments in six languages. These messages include inspection notifications, data exchanges on strategic offensive arms, prior notifications of major exercises and other communications, and are vital to building strategic stability and military confidence globally, which in turn bolsters U.S. national security.

The modernized facility features a state-of-the art video display wall and workstations with double-display LCD flat-screen monitors. The facility is manned 24/7 by communications officers and watch officers who manage over 15,000 messages every year, and the large-scale video wall – the centerpiece of the new facility - allows staffers to develop a common operating picture for up-to-date and uniform situational awareness.

“As former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright stated, ‘The Nuclear Risk Reduction Center has not generated earth-shattering headlines. But it has worked quietly to help us avoid shattering the earth.’ Such is the importance of this facility. Moreover, with the world facing new threats every day - from toppled dictatorships in the Middle East, new untested governments in places like Egypt and Libya, turmoil in Syria and heightened nuclear tensions with Iran - the NRRC is more important today than ever before. And Activu is delighted to be an integral provider of the intelligent video wall solution at this facility,” said Paul Noble, Activu CEO.

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