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Intergraph to support UICDS project

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 29 (UPI) -- Intergraph announced it has been selected to join a team developing emergency information-sharing technologies for the U.S. Homeland Security Department.

U.S. company Intergraph will join the team supporting the Homeland Security Department Science and Technology Directorate's Unified Incident Command and Decision Support.

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The UICDS project, lead by Science Applications International Corp., is an initiative to develop a national architecture for multi-jurisdictional emergency information sharing.

Intergraph, the first computer-aided dispatch provider working on the UICDS project, has "successfully demonstrated that emergency personnel can share information independent of the specific CAD product in use," a release said.

"The UICDS prototype demonstration illustrated how a wide variety of applications can share information through a diverse set of interfaces, data formats and networks using non-proprietary, open standards," Chip Mahoney, SAIC project manager for UICDS, said in a statement.

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