USMC CERS programme to implement Hexagon's I/CAD system


The US Marine Corps (USMC) has declared initial operational capability (IOC) certification for Hexagon US Federal's intergraph computer-aided dispatch (I/CAD) system, as part of the consolidated emergency response system (CERS) programme.

Hexagon's I/CAD system meets the IOC CERS requirements, and is currently in operation as part of the full-rate production decision review, which is the final step in the implementation and approvals process.

The system offers federal installations with hardware and software to handle incoming 911 emergency calls, as well as incident management components correctly and in real-time.

The CERS programme will continue deploying the I/CAD system across 12 USMC bases worldwide after achieving IOC certification.

"Our live system acceptance at MCAS Cherry Point proves the I/CAD system meets the stringent requirements of the DoD and the USMC."

Hexagon US Federal Security Solutions vice-president Cameron Smith said: “Our live system acceptance at MCAS Cherry Point proves the I/CAD system meets the stringent requirements of the DoD and the USMC, ensuring that the nation's warfighters are protected at home.”

IOC status was attained by CERS after rigorous testing, engineering and a live operation of I/CAD system at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point in North Carolina, US.

The Hexagon system also met the strict risk management framework cyber security requirements of the US Department of Defence (DoD) and the US Navy.

The CERS system can be fielded to all remaining USMC installations with the attainment of the defence acquisition system IOC approval, as well as be included in the $35m indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract awarded for five years to Hexagon US Federal.