Xybernaut is involved in a joint effort to incorporate mobile/wearable computing technologies into crisis situation response programs for U.S. federal penitentiaries.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons Crisis Management Training initiative is a week-long program held annually to efficiently train more than 200 corrections professionals, law enforcement officials, and other first responder communities. In addition to training curriculum, CMT planners and participants also conduct real-world exercises tailored to identify and evaluate best practices, techniques, and technologies that should be used during critical situations at prison facilities.
The CMT effort is spearheaded by the Department of Justice through BOP with participation by various law enforcement communities and technology/solution providers. Xybernaut was invited to be the mobile/wearable computing and solution services provider. In support of SORT teams and Hostage Negotiation Teams (HNTs), Xybernaut Mobile Assistant V (MA V) and Atigo wearable computers are being used as the primary mobile/wearable computing platform for the CMT exercises.
"Correctional facility emergencies present an array of challenges for first responders," stated Steven A. Newman, president and COO of Xybernaut. "An effective response in dealing with these types of critical incidents starts with knowledge management and using the appropriate lessons learned from one's training. In many cases, using innovative technologies to facilitate that appropriate response can make all the difference in the safety and well-being of both the inmates and the facility employees," added Newman.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons was established in 1930 to provide more progressive and humane care for Federal inmates, to professionalize the prison service, and to ensure consistent and centralized administration of the 11 Federal prisons in operation at that time.
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