During the 4th Quarter of 2009, AIC was awarded a contract by the Greater Lafourche Port Commission to assist them with the acquisition of a state of the art C-4 Command and Control System that would seamlessly integrate the Port’s command, control and communications functions. The management teams of both AIC and the Greater Lafourche Port Commission had reviewed several command and control systems over the past few years and it was only fitting that the Commission would turn to AIC to assist them with this all-important technological application. The client’s needs were to implement a system that would provide interoperability between multiple organizations and disparate data systems and would be capable of networking to the United States Department of Defense (DOD) through its Knowledge Display and Aggregation System (KDAS). This software solution needed to be interoperable with the DOD, FEMA, and other local, state and federal agencies to provide the client and those agencies a Global Situational Awareness picture.
AIC’s scope of work on this project was to prepare project specifications, evaluate proposals and to assist the client with the ultimate procurement and implementation of the system. AIC worked with the client every step of the way from RFP drafting to the day the system was turned on and is proud to have played such an important role in the implementation of such advanced technology.
This system has since proven to be a valuable asset to the Commission, as it was operational at the moment of the 2010 BP Horizon deepwater disaster. The system provided valuable data sharing to multiple agencies throughout the spill and was viewed by Governor Bobby Jindal and Admiral Thad Allen who both visited the command center during the disaster.
During the 1st Quarter of 2010, the system was fully implemented and the Greater Lafourche Port Commission issued a press release announcing the technology. For the press release click here.