IGS receives CAD contract from U.S. Marine Corps

Intergraph Government Solutions announced a five-year, $23 million contract on Tuesday from the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Systems Command to provide the company's computer-aided dispatch system (I/CAD).

I/CAD will be the core of USMC's Consolidated Emergency Response (CERS) Dispatch, Alert and Records (DAR) Management System. The system will give USMC installations the hardware and software they need to manage incoming 911 emergency calls and the associated units.

The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract covers all Marine Corps installations, including locations in the U.S. and the Pacific.

"This solution will greatly enhance the situational awareness of Marine Corps first responders, revolutionizing the way the USMC protects its personnel and resources," Cameron Smith, the director of security solutions for IGS, said. "Intergraph's industry-leading solution is Next Generation 911 (NG911) ready and will position the Marine Corps for future, nation-wide public safety projects like FirstNet. Intergraph brings a rich heritage of public safety projects throughout the world and will apply that experience to CERS DAR."

Intergraph's I/CAD system is used by close to 300 agencies worldwide, including the countries of Germany and New Zealand. I/CAD is able to geospatially locate 911 telephone calls, create an incident for the response, locate the closest unit to the incident and dispatch first responders.

The system will allow USMC first responders to receive incident information, including location-based biohazard information, prior calls and a shared common map.

Intergraph seeks to provide software and solutions to create better facilities, more reliable operations and safer communities.