Pennsylvania State Police Selects Lockheed Martin as System Integrator to Implement Incident Information Management System (IIMS) Contract
KING OF PRUSSIA, PA, July 23rd, 2002 -- Lockheed Martin Management & Data Systems (M&DS) announced today it has been selected by the Pennsylvania State Police as the systems integrator for the statewide rollout of its Incident Information Management System (IIMS). IIMS is a critical component in the department's use of state-of-the-art computer technology to fight crime. The contract is valued at $123 million. The IIMS rollout will be conducted in phases and is expected to take 46 months to complete. Lockheed Martin M&DS successfully completed the system design phase of the project last December, in partnership with the PSP's Bureau of Technology Services.
"The ability of law enforcement to manage and analyze information efficiently and quickly is critical to the safety and security of Pennsylvanians. I am pleased we are continuing our partnership with the Pennsylvania State Police and helping it implement this state-of-the-art system in support of public safety," said Stanton D. Sloane, M&DS executive vice-president.
The IIMS project is a top priority for the Pennsylvania State Police in its effort to completely modernize its data systems for statewide emergency call taking and dispatch, mobile computer software, in addition to evidence, criminal and investigative management systems.
"The Criminal Investigative and Traffic Safety Incident Information Management System will revolutionize the way our department operates. Troopers will use computer technology to record information at the scene of incidents, process evidence and build information as the investigation continues. IIMS also allows for the sharing of law enforcement information in real-time from other Commonwealth departments as well as other state and federal government agencies," said Lt. Col. Robert C. Hickes, Pennsylvania State Police.
As systems integrator, Lockheed Martin M&DS will act as the general contractor for the project. It will be responsible for the design, development, integration and implementation of the various components of IIMS, in concert with its subcontractors and vendors and other Commonwealth enterprise technology modernization initiatives. IIMS is a critical element of the Commonwealth's IT infrastructure to facilitate its homeland defense mission.
As part of the project, the department will install dispatch and incident software into computers in 1600 patrol vehicles; obtain bar-coding technology for processing evidence; and use computer-aided dispatching and geographic information systems to speed troopers to incidents. The new dispatch capability also includes modernization of both standard dial and cell phone access to enhance emergency call taking from the public. This allows the PSP dispatching centers to be streamlined from the current 81 locations to five.
The IIMS project will be implemented in stages and is to be fully deployed by May 2006.
Management & Data Systems (http://mds.external.lmco.com), headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, has been a leader in systems integration, systems engineering, software development and program management in support of vital national systems for more than 30 years. M&DS is a unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation with approximately 8,000 employees at facilities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area, Virginia and Maryland.
Jim Waddington, Lockheed Martin610 888 9848; 610 354 email@example.com