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Maryland Counties Share Emergency Info Thanks to Lockheed Martin

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Montgomery, Frederick and Prince George’s counties in Maryland are benefiting from a new Lockheed Martin data exchange, which will help emergency responders and county governments work more efficiently.

The system makes it easier for 911 operators to share and publish geospatial data and maps – something especially useful if incidents occur close to a county line. The money for the project comes from the Public Safety Interoperable Communications grant, which Maryland won in 2009.

“This data exchange initiative is much more than sharing information over the internet. In addition, we are leveraging the NCR.net which allows the secure transfer of all data between jurisdictions across the region,” said Marshall Stevenson, Frederick County IIT/Enterprise Geospatial Information Systems Manager.

“This initial contract is being seen by many in the region as an important first step and a ‘proof of concept’ project,” said Dan Rice, Lockheed Martin Spatial Solutions vice president. “We are working with the counties on several meaningful and measurable improvements we can implement that will help our local governments communicate.”

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