Customer Profile: National Institutes of Health

Modernization of Emergency Communications Center

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a biomedical research organization with a primary research facility located on a 300+ acre campus in Bethesda, MD. An agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, it is the primary agency of the US government responsible for biomedical and health-related research. NIH supports a workforce of 20,000+ people and 20 institutional divisions.

The National Institutes of Health found its public safety facilities and systems in need of upgrading. Existing technologies to support fire, police, emergency management, etc., were not integrated, causing challenges with communicating and collaborating. The NIH sought help in delving into the complex organization, evaluating both technology and business process. It called upon PURVIS Systems to conduct a thorough needs assessment, design, project management and system integration services, ultimately providing a comprehensive approach to modernizing the NIH’s Emergency Communications Center (ECC) at its Bethesda campus. This work has been expanded to include other NIH campus locations as well.

Service Highlights:

  • Engineering & Technical Services
  • Developed a Full Concept of Operations (CONOPS)
  • Program/project Architecture
  • Facility designs for a primary & back up ECC

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