Vienna, VA - April 4, 2008 - MSPX Inc. is pleased to announce that its Xentrak
Collaborative Resource Management Software is part of a solution that
recently received a procurement contract under the Department of Homeland
Securities initiative and FEMA program: Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program
(CEDAP) along with Fortified Datacom and Defense Group Inc.
This award represents critical growth of the Xentrak user base expanding into approximately
forty jurisdictions in the first year of the contract alone.
Although the 2008 CEDAP application guidance has not yet been released, now is the
time to coordinate within your agency or department to best position your jurisdiction
for a successful application through this program. Last year alone, DHS provided equipment,
equipment training, and equipment technical assistance valued at approximately $33.7
million to first responder organizations across the Nation. This program is competitive
but awards are only made to those agencies or departments that complete the
application process during the allotted time period and who request equipment that
both meets their jurisdictional needs and the strategies of their State Homeland
It is highly recommended that applicants begin the registration process as early
as possible. Application guidance is expected later this month and will be posted on the
responder knowledge base, www.rkb.us, and a general press release will be posted by
FEMA with the dates and program specifics.
Equipment such as the NOMAD has been selected for the 2008 program so please check
the RKB website for listings such as the NOMAD Incident Command Platform which
can greatly strengthen a small jurisdiction's abilities in the areas of regional response,
mutual aid and interoperable communication capabilities.
Neil Cohen, Director of Business Development for Defense Group Inc., stated,
"CoBRA software is proud to be part of the Fortified NOMAD offering.
It was truly a team effort to put together a total solution that enhances first responder
capabilities, including pre-planning, response, collaboration, resource allocation and
after action reporting. First responders serving in rural or smaller jurisdictions
will find the NOMAD integrated system a superior and rugged package for crisis incident
Xentrak extends the power of NOMAD and CoBRA providing data availability and also
"data" interoperability when multiple NOMAD kits function together.
In accordance with NIMS resource typing, consumable and returnable resources,
including volunteers and donations, can be itemized and tracked creating applications for
NOMAD across a jurisdiction thereby providing additional value from the CEDAP grant funds.
Steve Cooper, President of Fortified Datacom commented that, "This sale represents
the culmination of months of dedicated effort by all our team members on behalf of
emergency responders at the local level. It also recognizes our commitment to
quality and the application of knowledge gleaned from our participation in numerous
joint exercises and actual deployments. We are very pleased to participate with CEDAP
to enhance the capability of local communities and first responders across the nation."
MSPX has been recognized as a dependable and reliable IT vendor by its clients,
industry associations, and business and technology publications for the past seven years.
With a focus on leading-edge technologies, MSPX offers comprehensive, mission-critical
information technology infrastructure solutions for Wireless, Storage, Convergence,
Security and Managed Services. MSPX provides solutions from niche, best-of-breed
providers in these core areas, with past performance to support our quality claims.
MSPX also provides a collaborative resource management tool, Xentrak, which ensures
data interoperability and fills a needed gap in resource management and serves as a
hub for disparate resource databases.