Johnstown, PA, Nov. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Cyber Security Division, Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) team has awarded Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) a one-year contract worth nearly $1.8 million to support a technology that CTC developed on previous FEMA contracts. The Accountability Tracking System (ATS) is a mobile, electronic validation system used to identify personnel during emergency response situations.

ATS (officially called the Federal [and Mutual Aid] Emergency Response Official Accountability Tracking System or F/ERO ATS) has become a baseline of the FEMA enterprise system. ATS was first used on a large scale during the 2017 Presidential Inauguration, where it provided a validation capability to DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency personnel, enabling unescorted facility access. ATS was also recently used for the FEMA response to hurricanes in Texas, Florida, and Alabama, as well as in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, where it tracked FEMA employees going on and off commercial and Navy ships deployed for disaster relief.

CTC is the prime contractor on this effort and will provide production, sustainment, and integration support for ATS, as well as support for FEMA disaster deployment and credential issuing and logistics.

“We are proud of CTC’s work on this system; it exemplifies a core principal of creating breakthrough technologies that are successfully transitioned to meet real-world requirements or challenges,” said Edward J. Sheehan, Jr., CTC President and CEO. “We look forward to continuing to support ATS, which plays an important role in disaster and other emergency responses.”

CTC began providing expertise on this technology in 2010. This contract runs through September 14, 2018.

“We’re very happy to continue to support and optimize the system that we developed,” said Michael Glace, CTC Advisor, Information Technology. “While the original software tracked personnel based on their credentials, we’re now able to track personnel as well as equipment assigned to them and help direct them where they need to be. This technology can be used anywhere that accountability tracking is needed.

Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) is an independent, nonprofit, applied scientific research and development professional services organization. Together with our affiliates, Enterprise Ventures Corporation and CTC Foundation, we leverage research, development, test and evaluation work to provide transformative, full lifecycle solutions. To best serve our clients’ needs, we offer the complete ability to fully design, develop, test, prototype and build. We support our clients’ core mission objectives with customized solutions and strive to exceed expectations. For more information about CTC, visit www.ctc.com.

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Mary Bevan
Concurrent Technologies Corporation
814-269-2490
BevanM@ctc.com