Lockheed to support public safety center


Lockheed Martin has been selected by Fairfax County to integrate, install and maintain a complete Audio/Visual systems suite at the countys new Public Safety and Transportation Operations Center.

Under the four-year, $6.8 million contract, Lockheed Martin will install A/V systems in the new center that will include multiple large format video wall displays, streaming video and numerous flat screen displays.  The system also features background audio, localized sound reinforcement, video conferencing, press connectivity, video projection, networked audio and video components, various A/V sources, an in-house cable TV system, as well as A/V support for meeting and conference rooms.

The new public safety center will be a state-of-the-art facility housing public safety response agencies at the county, state and regional levels.  Lockheed Martin will provide an A/V solution in support of Fairfax Countys 9-1-1 call center and Office of Emergency Management. It will also serve connections to Virginias Department of Transportation Smart Traffic Center (STC) and the State Polices Division 7 call-takers and dispatchers.  The operations center, which has been in conceptualization for 5 years, is expected to become operational by fall 2008.

Keith Griffin, manager for the program within Lockheed Martin Enterprise Solutions and Services, said, Lockheed Martin is excited to serve the residents of Fairfax County in this capacity.  Our services will give PSTOC employees advanced control capabilities over the operating environment, enabling faster decision making and quicker response times for the countys Public Safety and Transportation agencies, and ultimately increasing the quality of service for the residents of Fairfax County. 

Lockheed Martin is teamed with, Avitecture, a Sterling, Va. A/V company.  The majority of the work will take place between December 2007 and Sept. 1, 2008, when the systems are expected to be fully operational.  Lockheed Martin will then continue through the remainder of the contract to provide onsite maintenance.

Lockheed Martin Enterprise Solutions & Services also provides citizen service software and support to Fairfax County Government.  Its Intranet Quorum (IQ) solution is used throughout the Fairfax County enterprise to support business process management and citizen service. 

IQ was first selected by the county in 1999 for use by the Board of Supervisors and has since been deployed to multiple agencies throughout the county.