Lockheed Martin's Real-Time Information Sharing System for the Pennsylvania State Police Expands to Southeast Region
NORRISTOWN, PA., 02/08/2005 -- The Incident Information Management System (IIMS) developed by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] for the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) has expanded its coverage region and is now in use in southeast Pennsylvania. The system, which enables real-time sharing of law enforcement and homeland security information, is already in use in the Harrisburg area. Lockheed Martin, performing under a $127 million four-year contract, is the systems integrator for IIMS.
“The Incident Information Management System is an important element in facilitating Pennsylvania’s homeland security mission, and Lockheed Martin is proud to help deploy this critical system,” said Gordon McElroy, vice president of homeland security systems for Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems & Solutions. “The advanced information sharing system helps ensure the safety and security of all Pennsylvanians.”
The southeast regional center, located in Norristown, consolidates incident calls in the region and is the second of five centers being built to provide statewide coverage. It began serving Philadelphia in November and recently began dispatching troopers in Montgomery and Berks Counties. When complete, IIMS will consolidate 81 dispatching locations into the five regional centers.
As part of the advanced information sharing system, patrol vehicles now have mobile computers to improve dispatching and incident response. The system allows troopers to access critical law enforcement and homeland security data remotely from their vehicles. To access these networks previously, the trooper had to be at a station or told the information by telephone or radio. Troopers can access federal, state and local databases that include wanted persons, persons linked to terrorist groups and other homeland security information. They also receive instant notification of wanted criminals or those posing a risk to public safety during vehicle stops.
IIMS will modernize PSP statewide emergency 911 call-taking and mobile computer systems, in addition to evidence, criminal and investigative management systems. Lockheed Martin is responsible for the design, development, integration and implementation of the system. When complete in 2006, PSP will have dispatch and incident software into computers in all 1,200 patrol vehicles. The new dispatch capability will also modernize both standard dial and cell phone access to enhance emergency call taking from the public.