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MSPX Announces Homeland Security Program Procurement of NOMAD System with Xentrak Software - 2008 CEDAP Application will be posted at www.rkb.us
  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 Security Program.

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 command."

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 Inc.

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.

 











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