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Intergraph Technology Deployed in National Security Agency Program.



HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- System to Protect NSA NSA
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National Security Agency

Noun 1. NSA - the United States cryptologic organization that coordinates and directs highly specialized activities to protect United States information systems and to produce foreign
 Facilities Throughout Washington, D.C., Area

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: INGR) today announced the National Security Agency (NSA) has accepted the initial release of a highly integrated electronic security system that includes Intergraph incident management software.

Intergraph is part of a team led by Lockheed Martin For the former company, see .

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is a leading multinational aerospace manufacturer and advanced technology company formed in 1995 by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta.
 that is working on a program to enhance the physical security of NSA buildings. In cooperation with AT&T, Lenel Systems International and Intelligent Decisions, the team completed successful acceptance testing (programming) acceptance testing - Formal testing conducted to determine whether a system satisfies its acceptance criteria and thus whether the customer should accept the system.  two months ahead of the contract schedule. Once the system is fully operational, it will protect NSA facilities in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

NSA is a key member of the U.S. intelligence community and requires a high degree of confidentiality. The agency collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information from foreign electronic signals for national foreign intelligence and counterintelligence coun·ter·in·tel·li·gence  
n.
The branch of an intelligence service charged with keeping sensitive information from an enemy, deceiving that enemy, preventing subversion and sabotage, and collecting political and military information.
 purposes and to support military operations This is a list of missions, operations, and projects. Missions in support of other missions are not listed independently. World War I
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. NSA is also tasked with preventing foreign adversaries from gaining access to classified national security information.

"Intergraph is recognized as a leader among homeland security Noun 1. Homeland Security - the federal department that administers all matters relating to homeland security
Department of Homeland Security

executive department - a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States
, public safety and military intelligence software and services providers," said Halsey Wise, Intergraph president and chief executive officer. "We have long and successful relationships with many federal agencies, including NSA. We're honored to be part of this vital program designed to ensure that NSA facilities are as secure as possible."

"Intergraph's incident management capabilities are highly respected, and we have successfully teamed with them in the past on critical-mission programs," noted Jim Gaughan, director of Critical Infrastructure Protection Department of Defense (DOD) program to identify and protect assets critical to the Defense Transportation System. Loss of a critical asset would result in failure to support the mission of a combatant commander.  Solutions for Lockheed Martin Transportation and Security Solutions. "Achieving system acceptance, in which Intergraph played a key role, is an essential step toward deploying the new system. We look forward to continuing our successful work with the NSA and Intergraph on this highly integrated, comprehensive program."

About Intergraph

Intergraph Corporation (NASDAQ: INGR) is the leading global provider of spatial information management (SIM) software. Security organizations, businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on the company's spatial technology and services to make better and faster operational decisions. Intergraph's customers organize vast amounts of complex data into understandable visual representations, creating intelligent maps, managing assets, building and operating better plants and ships and protecting critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.

About the National Security Agency

The National Security Agency is America's cryptologic cryp·tol·o·gy  
n.
The study of cryptanalysis or cryptography.



crypto·log
 organization. It coordinates, directs and performs highly specialized activities to protect U.S. government information systems and produce foreign signals intelligence information. A high technology organization, NSA is on the frontiers of communications and data processing data processing or information processing, operations (e.g., handling, merging, sorting, and computing) performed upon data in accordance with strictly defined procedures, such as recording and summarizing the financial transactions of a . It is also one of the most important centers of foreign language analysis and research within the government. For more information, visit www.nsa.gov.

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