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DHS, SecureLogix Enter NG9-1-1 Cybersecurity Program’s 2nd Phase; Kathryn Coulter Mitchell Quoted

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The Department of Homeland Security has selected San Antonio-based SecureLogix to proceed with the second phase of a cybersecurity architecture designed to protect multimedia content in Next Generation 9-1-1 emergency communication systems.

SecureLogix received the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II award after the software company completed feasibility demonstration work, DHS said Wednesday.

The goal of the project is to secure images, voice and videos using a platform that supports DHS’ emergency communications cybersecurity center concept.

“While NG9-1-1 technologies will enhance the current capabilities of today’s 911 systems by enabling multimedia sharing and connectivity, we must ensure these critical emergency response networks remain resilient and reliably operational,” said Kathryn Coulter Mitchell, acting undersecretary for science and technology at DHS.

At the end of the program’s second phase, SecureLogix must demonstrate its security technology to qualify for potential Phase III funding.

GovCon Wire — sister site of ExecutiveGov — will feature Kathryn Coulter Mitchell as the keynote speaker for GCW’s Innovative and Emerging Technologies Forum in September. She will discuss how to mitigate risks and promote innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence, Cloud, data modernization.

GCW Events’ Innovative and Emerging Technologies Forum will gather notable federal and private leaders across the federal landscape to discuss how emerging technologies can enhance mission delivery and success. Visit the GCW Events page to register for this virtual forum.