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Press Release
August 23, 2005
MTA Announces A State of the Art Integrated Electronic Security System for NY Transportation Network

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced today it has awarded a $212 million contract to Lockheed Martin for a state of the art Integrated Electronic Security System/Command, Communication and Control to enhance security throughout the New York transportation network.

"We are very pleased that this important project, which has been in the planning stages for well over a year, has come to fruition with this contract to Lockheed Martin," MTA Executive Director Katherine N. Lapp said. "We look forward to working with Lockheed Martin as they implement this cutting edge technology in our transportation system."

The MTA Integrated Electronic Security System, Command, Communication and Control (IESS/C3) program will enhance security while providing security operators incident management response and recovery capabilities across the MTA infrastructure. The program will provide enhanced monitoring, surveillance, access control, intrusion detection and response capabilities at key MTA locations and assets.

The IESS calls for the installation of over 1,000 cameras and 3,000 sensors throughout the MTA system. The installation of these security devices will begin immediately.

Security sensor technology integrated with the electronic system will include motion sensors, perimeter sensors, intelligent video, conventional closed circuit television as well as other threat detection technologies. The IESS design is modular and it is configured to be readily expandable to additional locations as well as to incorporate new evolving advanced sensor technology as it becomes available.

Command, Communication and Control (C3) centers will be part of an integrated incident response and recovery management system across the MTA's total enterprise. These centers will link to the new MTA Police Department Mobile Command Center. C3 software will also be available that provides operators and dispatch personnel decision support aids and advanced near real-time analytical tools.