Innovating to improve safety of military bases and respond to emergencies

U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center-Dahlgren Division (NSWC-DD) Emergency Management Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Area Systems Engineering (EM CBRN CASE)

The Naval Surface Warfare Center- Dahlgren Division (NSWC-DD), Dahlgren Laboratory is a premier research and development center that serves as a specialty site for weapon system integration

Geocent provides direct support to the NSWC-DD EM CBRN CASE, which supports the NAVFAC AT/FP Ashore and CNIC program offices. Geocent provides enterprise support in the research, design, development, implementation, and sustainment for current and future EM, C4I, and CBRN operational requirements, including enterprise integrated IT and Shore Platform design and integration.

 

The Challenge

The AT/FP environment is an ever-changing landscape where capability and requirements are moving at a rapid pace against mission requirements. Typically, this landscape presents a number of installation challenges and enterprise integration issues. With the number of installations, bases, and different regions and the pace of technology the ability to field and integrate is paramount as threats become more complex.

The Solution

Geocent has taken an enterprise approach to solution implementation. We provide integration support, standardized delivery and repeatable process for capability implementation. Geocent has supported the development of enterprise technology or solutions to support the standardization of implemented products.  An example is the Automated Vehicle Gate (AVG) deployment.  This project calls for the installation of automated gates of different types at Navy bases around the country to replace manned guard gates, reducing costs and allowing security resources to focus on more difficult challenges.  The complexity of the automated gate depends on the mission of the particular base and can range from simple ID scanning for entry and exit, to multi-layer gates with trapping capabilities.

Navy AT/FP will have a common, enterprise level backbone upon which they can build, deploy and deliver enterprise sensor integration capabilities and autonomous gate access which will reduce manpower needs and increase surveillance across the bases.

The Results

  • 100’s of thousands of gate transactions – thousands daily across the enterprise
  • 50+ Gate installations across 30+ Navy installations
  • 100+ Design artifacts and models
  • 50+ Virtual Machines deployed – Tiered enterprise deployment
  • 100+ interfaces across the enterprise
  • 100+ VM images and backups taken
  • 1,000+ components ordered, tracked and delivered – costing roughly 1M procured

The Outcome

  • Geocent supported the modification and ultimately the baseline of the Automated Vehicle Gate Program.
  • Geocent architected, designed and deployed the UCS MINI infrastructure – the backbone of all current and planned application deployments.
  • Geocent provided – SME / Training support on CBRNE related equipment, gear and processes related to use Emergency Management response and prevention.
  • Geocent developed & prototyped custom applications to support mission critical areas for AT/FP and EM.