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October 29, 2009
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Intergraph, a world leader in public safety and security solutions; ASIS International, the leading association for security professionals; and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), a FORTUNE 500 scientific, engineering, and technology applications company, will present a webinar at 1:00 p.m. EST, Wednesday, Nov. 4., to explore the industry’s emerging standards and latest advancements in security technology that promote interoperability and information sharing to protect lives and critical infrastructure.


Industry experts to discuss role of technologies and standards in protecting lives and safeguarding critical infrastructure
 
Huntsville, Ala., Oct. 28, 2009 – Intergraph, a world leader in public safety and security solutions; ASIS International, the leading association for security professionals; and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), a FORTUNE 500 scientific, engineering, and technology applications company, will present a webinar at 1:00 p.m. EST, Wednesday, Nov. 4., to explore the industry’s emerging standards and latest advancements in security technology that promote interoperability and information sharing to protect lives and critical infrastructure.
 
The one-hour webcast, “Achieving Operational Interoperability through Emerging Standards,” will examine the importance of technology standards and policy in interoperability and information sharing, and the factors and agencies driving these initiatives. The discussion will survey data-sharing across agencies and systems, as well as address how information derived from data in a geospatial context can enhance security efforts. The program will also provide information on U.S. and E.U. programs related to standards and interoperability.
 
Mike Moran, ASIS special projects editor, will moderate the webinar, featuring commentary from Robert H. Scott, III, P.E, executive director, Security Solutions, Intergraph and James W. Morentz, Ph.D., vice president, Security Technology, SAIC.
 
Scott is responsible for establishing Intergraph’s direction and marketing programs that relate to integrated security, intelligence and public safety systems for transportation agencies, military installations and federal, state and local government.  Morentz specializes in the development of advanced technologies to improve planning for and response to all types of natural, technological and terrorist events and has served as vice president and director of SAIC's Public Safety Integration Center.
 
“Information sharing and interoperability are no longer discretionary elements of a security program; they are essential requirements that can save lives and greatly lessen the magnitude of an incident’s aftermath,” said Scott.  “This webinar will provide participants with the most current information available on standards, technologies and programs, so they can augment their own programs and in turn, advance their efforts to save lives and protect critical infrastructure.”
 
ASIS members are eligible to receive one Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit for their participation. To register for the webinar, please visit: https://www.asisonline.org/store/program_detail.xml?id=109267434
 
For those unable to attend the session on Nov. 4, the presentation video will be available on the ASIS Web site, www.asisonline.org, and Intergraph’s Web site, www.intergraph.com, about 24 hours after the Webinar.

About ASIS International
ASIS International is the preeminent organization for security professionals, with more than 37,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities and the public. By providing members and the security community with access to a full range of programs and services, and by publishing the industry’s No. 1 magazine-Security Management-ASIS leads the way for advanced and improved security performance.
 
About Intergraph
Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph’s industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data into understandable visual representations and actionable intelligence. Intergraph’s software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.
 
Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I).  Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially-powered solutions to the defense and intelligence, public safety and security, government, transportation, photogrammetry, utilities, and communications industries. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.

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