Enterra to develop improved emergency response procedures

Published 22 May 2007

Enterra wins contract from ORNL to develop “a 21st century” civilian defense infrastructure

Business Wire

Published: May 21, 2007

Enterra Solutions Contact: Laura Hermann, 202-466-7391, x113 lhermann@pcgpr.com

Yardley, Pennsylvania-based Enterra Solutions develop new technology to improve security procedures in the event of a disaster. The development work will be done under contract from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and it calls for applying the company’s Enterprise Resilience Management Solution to streamline emergency response procedures as part of the Southeast Region Research Initiative(SERRI). SERRI was established to support DHS initiatives in the southeastern section of the United States, and it sponsors research directed toward critical infrastructure protection and homeland security problems of both regional and national interest. Enterra Solutions will support ORNL by helping SERRI develop automated emergency response procedures.

What Enterra does is offer automated rule sets aims to give facility operators and government workers more confidence in their ability to identify and respond to potential threats. “We have a strong working relationship with Enterra, and we are eager to have them on board for this initiative as well,” said Warren Edwards, director of SERRI. “This project has significant long-term implications for the way our nation responds in the face of disaster. This program marks the first attempt to apply the lessons learned from previous disasters to those communities recovering from catastrophic events.”

Enterra recently signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with ORNL to produce ResilienceNet with the aim of create “a 21st century” civilian defense infrastructure. Note that the company also established, with the Oak Ridge Center for Advanced Studies, the Institute for Advanced Technologies in Global Resilience. The Institute will provide the venue for leading chemical, nuclear, biological, and information technologists, political scientists, and business people to join in exploring approaches to critical infrastructure, business continuiryt, and national resilience.