March 17, 2010 -- HazNet, the All Hazards Network web-based emergency management system (EMS) provided by NVision Solutions, Inc. has been designated a Certified Space Technology by the Space Foundation.
HazNet combines the visual power of satellite-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping and analysis with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) mandated reporting and organizational requirements of the National Incident Management System. NVision based HazNet on lessons learned from multiple hurricane response and recoveries as well as from participation in emergency response exercises around the nation.
HazNet was developed by programmers certified in the DHS Incident Command System (ICS) and ex-military specialists who were also first responders in emergency operations centers (EOCs) along the Gulf Coast. It took more than five years of research and over 200,000 hours of operational testing to create the system, which is now an important tool for planning, response, and recovery to any sized crisis.
NASA, which supports HazNet through its Small Business Innovative Research Contracts, Dual-Use Technology Transfer Program, and Innovative Partnership Program, uses a highly customized version of the HazNet to protect the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi as part of its new EOC. NASA also purchased HazNet agency-wide to protect all major bases starting in March 2010.
Based at the Stennis Technology Park, NVision provides innovative geospatial solutions for small and large organizations, including application development and a full range of GIS, remote sensing, and database services.
About NVision Solutions
NVision Solutions, Inc. is a small, disadvantaged, minority, woman-owned certified 8(a) firm specializing in advanced geospatial solutions. NVision, headquartered near the NASA Stennis Space Center in south Mississippi, is an active member of the EIGS geospatial technology cluster of the University of Mississippi. For more information about NVision Solutions, Inc., visit www.NVisionSolutions.com.
About Space Certification
The Space Foundation's Space Certification program recognizes products and services that were originally developed for a space-related endeavor and have now been adapted to improve life here on Earth. Certified Education Products are used in educational environments to stimulate interest and knowledge about space. Space Certification, along with the Space Foundation's Space Technology Hall of Fame, communicate the impact of the space industry through beneficial spin-off technologies. For information and to see a list of certified products, go to http://www.spaceconnection.org/.
About the Space Foundation
The Space Foundation is an international, nonprofit organization and the foremost advocate for all sectors of the space industry - civil, commercial, military and intelligence. Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is a leader in space awareness activities, educational programs that bring space into the classroom, and major industry events, all in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable, and propel humanity." An expert in all aspects of the global space industry, the Space Foundation publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indices that track daily performance of the space industry. Through its Space Certification and Space Technology Hall of Fame programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based technologies and innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO the Space Foundation conducts research and analysis and government affairs activities from its Washington, DC office and has field representatives in Houston, TX and Cape Canaveral, FL. For more information, visit www.SpaceFoundation.org.