Cloud-based software provides situational awareness in regional emergency operations centers Lake Tahoe, CA and McLean, VA – September 28, 2015 – Haystax Technology, a leading provider of advanced analytics and cybersecurity solutions, today announced it will be attending the 2015 California Emergency Services Association (CESA) Annual Training & Conference in Lake Tahoe, California from September 28-October 1. The company’s California Common Operating Picture for Threat Awareness (Cal COP) platform, developed exclusively for the Coalition of California UASIs, will be demonstrated in a conference presentation on September 29. Cal COP leverages local and regional risk management and critical infrastructure assessments, layered with real-time threat information, to create high-level threat awareness for a large and geographically dispersed community of jurisdictional users. It is based on Haystax Technology’s ground-breaking Public Safety Cloud platform. The Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) is a US Department of Homeland Security grant program that assists high-threat, high-density metropolitan areas in their efforts to build and sustain the capabilities necessary to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to and recover from acts of terrorism. “Cal COP is an effective tool to maintain real-time situational awareness and communication across emergency management and public safety agencies,” said Craig Dziedzic, General Manager of the Bay Area UASI.” Dziedzic and John Valencia, Executive Director, City of San Diego Office of Homeland Security, are leading the CESA session Creating Order in the Chaos of EOC Situational Awareness Tools. “Cal COP is an essential element in our strategic security planning, persistent security operations, and emergency response capabilities,” Valencia said. Cal COP is already used extensively by public safety agencies throughout California. The Bay Area UASI is currently piloting a two-way integration between Cal COP Incidents and WebEOC Significant Events to support emergency management planning and operations. Both tools are typically used in emergency operations centers (EOCs), and the two-way integration offers a streamlined approach to incident management. “Understanding your current threat landscape is absolutely crucial to responding appropriately to threats, whether they be intentional, technological or natural hazards,” said Haystax CEO Bill Van Vleet. “Haystax Cal COP is a critical tool in any EOC, whether used on its own or integrated with WebEOC.” Haystax will be exhibiting in the Garden Atrium of the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel throughout the CESA conference. For more information on Haystax Cal COP, please visit http://calcop.org. About Haystax Technology Haystax Technology, Inc. is a leading provider of advanced analytics and cybersecurity solutions. Haystax provides a full range of services and analytic products to protect and certify mission-critical information and real-time actionable intelligence for total enterprise protection. Haystax solutions are relied upon every day to protect against threats to some of the most mission critical and high profile networks and institutions in the world. Haystax Technology is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, with offices in Herndon, Virginia, Raleigh, North Carolina, and San Francisco. For more information about Haystax, visit www.haystax.com or follow Haystax on Twitter @haystaxtech.
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