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1 1 1 From Science and Technology… Security and Trust From Science and Technology… Security and Trust Protecting you, Protecting U.S. SAFETY Act The Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002 Bruce Davidson Deputy Director Office of SAFETY Act Implementation (OSAI) Science and Technology Directorate Department of Homeland Security

2 2 2 Prepared Response, Inc.: Rapid Responder ® “ Allows police, fire, and other first responders to instantly access more than 300 data points for any structure, including tactical response plans, evacuation routes, satellite and geospatial (GIS) imagery, exterior and interior photos, floor plans, utility shut-off locations, hazardous chemical inventories, and more.” SAFETY Act Designated and Certified “…has been awarded $7 million to install the company’s Rapid Responder ® system in 1,000 schools…” The SAFETY Act in the News… "Another key factor was that Rapid Responder is the only crisis management system 'Certified' by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security through the SAFETY Act. The certification process validates Rapid Responder as an effective, reliable, and safe anti-terrorism technology and places Rapid Responder on the DHS Approved Product List for Homeland Security.“ – Jim Finnell, president and CEO of Prepared Response, Inc. Brijot Imaging Systems, Inc.: BIS- WDS™ Prime “A passive millimeter wave concealed threat detection system. The Technology, which includes the Prime 1603 and the GEN 2 models, uses millimeter wave detectors to image suspicious objects made of metal, plastic, ceramic, composite, liquid, and other materials present on a subject person from a stand-off distance.” SAFETY Act Designated “Brijot is proud to have effectively demonstrated to DHS that our technology stands to make significant impact in the fight against terrorist threats,” said Mitchel J. Laskey, president and chief executive officer at Brijot. “Successfully meeting the standards associated with the SAFETY Act review procedure confirms the quality of our technology and reflects the professional proficiency of the Brijot team.” Approval of Brijot's BIS-WDS® under the SAFETY Act provides Brijot, its customers, distributors and subcontractors protection from and reduced liability for lawsuits and claims arising out of an act of terrorism where Brijot's technology is utilized. Importantly, these benefits are only available to customers and others utilizing SAFETY Act approved products, like Brijot's BIS-WDS®.” Quatrotec, Inc.: Quatrotec Baggage and Cargo Handling Integration Systems These systems include the installation and integration of airport baggage and cargo handling systems, security systems, and related components. SAFETY Act Designated and Certified ADT Security Services, Inc.: Electronic Security Services “The services are intended to help secure public and private facilities and infrastructure.” SAFETY Act Designated and Certified “ADT helps secure 90 percent of the Fortune 500 companies, half of the country’s top 50 national and regional bank holding companies, and more than half of the 30 busiest airports in the United States.” Rapiscan Security Products, Inc. : Conventional X-ray systems 500 and 600 model lines “These systems are non- intrusive X-ray devices utilizing ionizing radiation, software and hardware to create a display for an operator to view a density- based picture in which shapes and material types contained in baggage, parcels, or other containers are outlined.” SAFETY Act Designated and Certified "Quatrotec is proud to be one of the few integrated baggage and cargo handling service providers to receive full SAFETY Act approval," said Dominic Della Maggiora, President of Quatrotec. "Particularly given our focus on our extremely competitive and liability sensitive market of airport security, we are proud to offer significant liability protections to our customers, including the opportunity to be dismissed immediately from claims alleging terror-related liability arising out of the use of Quatrotec's services." TSA Selects Rapiscan for Carry-On Screening The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) awarded a contract to Rapiscan Systems, the security division of OSI Systems Inc., based in Hawthorne, Calif., for the company's new 620AT X-ray screening devices in a deal valued at up to $97 million. The new devices will screen the carry-on luggage of passengers under the contract, which Rapiscan announced Tuesday.

3 3 3 A Summary of the SAFETY Act The Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002 (SAFETY Act) was enacted as part of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (Title VIII, Subtitle G) Intended to facilitate the development and deployment of anti-terrorism technologies by creating systems of “risk management” and “litigation management” Protections apply only to claims arising out of, relating to, or resulting from an Act of Terrorism

4 4 4 What is considered an “Anti-Terrorism Technology?” Any technology that is designed, developed, modified or procured for preventing, detecting, identifying, or deterring acts of terrorism or limiting the harm such acts might otherwise cause

5 5 5 What is Eligible for SAFETY Act Protections? The SAFETY Act liability protections apply to a vast range of technologies, including: Products Services Software and other forms of intellectual property Examples of eligible technologies: Threat and vulnerability assessment services Detection Systems Blast Mitigation Materials Screening Services Sensors and Sensor Integration Threatening Object Detectors Decision Support Software Security Services Crisis Management Systems

6 6 6 Obtaining a recovery Did the ATT fail? Intentional attack Not 100% Security architecture Gaps Availability of evidence Difficulties in Civil Cases Involving Terrorism

7 7 7 Snapshot of the Distinction Certification: High confidence it will continue to be effective. Designation: Proven effectiveness. DTED: Additional evidence of effectiveness needed. Shows potential.

8 8 8 Benefits of SAFETY Act Designation Liability = Insurance required by DHS Exclusive action in Federal court No joint and several liability for non-economic damages No punitive damages or prejudgment interest Plaintiff's recovery reduced by amounts from collateral sources

9 9 9 Importance of SAFETY Act’s Liability Protections Preserve Seller’s essential assets Greater chance the enterprise will survive ($$$, executive focus, reputation) Incentive for early settlement of claims Designation (cap, no punitives, no prejudgment interest, limits on JSL) Certification (GCD, Motion to Dismiss) Consolidate litigation Federal Court: National procedure (FRCP); predictability, capacity Reduce forum shopping

10 10 SAFETY Act Protections Extend to Users “Such cause of action may be brought only against the Seller of the QATT and may not be brought against the buyers, the buyers’ contractors, downstream users of the QATT, the Seller’s suppliers or contractors, or any other person or entity…” Preamble to Final Rule, 6 CFR Part 25, at

11 11 The SAFETY Act as a Requirement

12 12 The SAFETY Act as a Requirement

13 13 Criteria for SAFETY Act Designation Prior United States Government use or demonstrated substantial utility and effectiveness Availability of the Technology for immediate deployment in public and private settings Existence of extraordinarily large or unquantifiable potential third party liability risk exposure to the Seller or other provider of the technology Substantial likelihood that the Technology will not be deployed unless SAFETY Act risk management protections are extended Magnitude of risk exposure to the public if the Technology is not deployed Evaluation of scientific studies that can be feasibly conducted in order to assess the capability of the Technology to substantially reduce risks of harm Whether the Technology is effective in facilitating the defense against Acts of Terrorism ATT determination made by Federal, State, or Local officials Red=Technical criterion Blue=Economic criterion

14 14 What Do We Look for in Terms of Effectiveness in a SAFETY Act Application? Successful testing in operational environment  Operational testing Evidence of performance metrics, including: oProbability of Detection oFalse Positive and False Negative Rates oLimits of Detection (and why that limit is relevant) oInterferrents oMaintenance and Training Suitable performance of past deployments documented Domain expertise appropriate and available In/external audits favorable Customer feedback favorable QA plans documented Repeatability proven

15 15 What Are the Benefits of SAFETY Act Certification? In addition to the benefits provided under Designation, Certification allows a Seller to: Assert the Government Contractor Defense for claims arising from acts of terrorism Be placed on DHS’s Approved Products List for Homeland Security Certificate of Conformance issued to the Seller

16 16 Additional Criteria for Certification Designation is a prerequisite for granting Certification To receive Certification, a Qualified Anti- terrorism Technology must also be shown to:  Perform as intended  Conform to the Seller’s specifications  Be safe for use as intended Seller is required to provide safety and hazard analyses

17 17 Certification Performs as intended: High confidence it will continue to be effective Consistent positive results (e.g., long-term low failure rates and false alarms) Reliability/Availability is high (e.g., MTBF) Performs in accordance with performance specifications Installation, use, maintenance procedures proven Documented processes (e.g., training, hiring, technology refresh) are being followed Standards are identified and met QA/QC processes are effective Note: Designation is a prerequisite

18 18 Developmental Testing and Evaluation Designation (DT&E Designation) Certain Anti-Terrorism Technologies being developed could serve as homeland security resources, but require additional testing and evaluation Provides SAFETY Act liability protection (Designation) for a limited term (presumptively not longer than 36 months), usually limited to certain deployment sites.

19 19 Details of Developmental Testing and Evaluation Designation May be appropriate if your Technology Is in a prototype stage Has lab tests that are not operational in nature (too controlled) Indicates potential effectiveness Has a testing scenario identified and “customers” to prove relevant metrics *Needs protections nevertheless due to liability during testing scenario or deployment during “heightened risk”

20 20 SAFETY Act Award Summary DTEDDesignationCertification Effectiveness Evaluation Needs more proof, but potential exists Proven effectiveness (with confidence of repeatability) Consistently proven effectiveness (with high confidence of enduring effectiveness) ProtectionLiability cap only for identified test event(s) and for limited duration (≤3yrs) Liability cap for any and all deployments made within 5-8 year term Government Contractor of Defense (GCD) for any and all deployments made within 5-8 year term

21 21 Timeline of Review Process Pre-Application 21 Days ScoringResponse letter to applicant 25 Days Full Application Receiving & Completeness Technical Review Economic Review Presentation of Findings 30 Days 50 Days DHS Decision Consolidation 120 Days 15 Days

22 22 How is Your Proprietary Data Protected? Strong data protection measures that conform to DHS information security standards All application reviewers are screened for conflicts of interests, sign conflict of interest statements for each application they review, and sign general nondisclosure agreements

23 23 Who are the SAFETY Act Reviewers? Approximately 420 experts available to review applications. Conflict of Interest & Non-Disclosure Agreement signed by each reviewer per application. Three Technical Reviewers and two Economic Reviewers per application. Reviewers from the FFRDCs, non-profits, Federal Government, Federal & National Labs, and Academia already trained reviewers (SMEs) in:  Chemical  Biological  Explosive  Rad/Nuc  Human  Services  Cyber  Economic

24 24 Pre-Application Consultation Provided at no cost (as is the rest of the program) Offer the opportunity to have a teleconference with the Office of SAFETY Act Implementation staff Receive a preliminary assessment of your product or service and its potential eligibility for SAFETY Act liability protections Obtain guidance for completing the applications for Designation and Certification Ask us questions!

25 25 Where are SAFETY Act Products Used?

26 26 Representative FY 2007 SAFETY Act Approved Technologies: Incident Management Previstar, Inc.: RAMSAFE™/PREVISTAR CPS™ Previstar, Inc., provides RAMSAFE™/PREVISTAR CPS™, an incident command system software solution for disaster management designed for the public safety community. The Technology is compliant with the concepts of the Department of Homeland Security’s National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS). Weston Solutions, Inc.: RespondFastSM Weston Solutions, Inc., provides RespondFastSm, a real-time monitoring system that provides data collection and management support for command and control, emergency management, plume modeling, and other applications that support incident management and recovery efforts.

27 27 Representative FY 2007 SAFETY Act Approved Technologies: Incident Management MadahCom, Inc.: Wireless Audio Visual Emergency System (WAVES) MadahCom, Inc., provides a fixed Wireless Audio Visual Emergency System (WAVES) and a portable Tactical WAVES (TACWAVES) (collectively, WAVES). WAVES provides mass notification to alert, warn and inform people of actions to take in the event of a terrorist attack. Defense Group Inc.: CoBRA© Software Defense Group Inc., provides CoBRA© Software, a crisis management and emergency response decision support and incident reporting system for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) incidents.

28 28 Representative FY 2007 SAFETY Act Approved Technologies: Incident Management High Rise Escape Systems, Inc.: Guardian and Responder High Rise Escape Systems, Inc., provides the Guardian and Responder. These emergency evacuation systems serve as an alternate and emergency means of egress for buildings and structures up to 999 feet tall when traditional means of escape are unavailable due to fire, smoke, or other damage, including that caused by a terrorist attack.

29 29 Representative FY 2007 SAFETY Act Approved Technologies: Information Sharing/Management BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration, Inc.: First InterComm™ (First Responder Interoperable Communications) System BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration, Inc., provides the First InterComm™ (First Responder Interoperable Communications) System. First InterComm™ is a system of devices that enables communications between disparate radios and other communication devices employed by Federal, state and local public safety agencies. Raytheon Company: Device Relationship Management Solution Raytheon Company provides a Device Relationship Management Solution that assists customers in establishing a centralized enterprise data management system that facilitates information exchange between security equipment and those who operate the security equipment.

30 30 Representative FY 2007 SAFETY Act Approved Technologies: Information Sharing/Management Gold Type Business Machines, Inc.: Info-Force™ Gold Type Business Machines, Inc., provides Info-Force™ a software suite and associated services that provide access to multiple databases maintained by Federal, state, and local governments. L-3 Communication Corporation: Praetorian Surveillance Software L-3 Communications Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries SY Coleman Corporation and L-3 Communications Government Services, Inc., provides the Praetorian Surveillance Software, an open-architecture, fully-integrated, extensible software that integrates video and sensor data streams into a single-screen, real-time immersive 3-D display. This Developmental Test and Evaluation Designation will expire on July 31, 2010.

31 31 Clean Earth Technologies, L.L.C.: Electrostatic Decontamination System Clean Earth Technologies, L.L.C., provides the Electrostatic Decontamination System, a rapid portable surface decontamination technology capable of destruction of chemical and biological warfare agents. OWR/U.S.A. Inc.: OWR Decontamination System OWR/U.S.A. Inc. provides the OWR Decontamination System. The Technology is used to decontaminate personal equipment, heavy equipment, the interior or exterior of vehicles, aircraft, vessels, and other areas affected by chemical or biological warfare agents. The Technology uses GD-5, a non-aqueous, alkaline monoethanolamine formulation chemical compound to decontaminate surfaces. Representative FY 2007 SAFETY Act Approved Technologies: Chem/Bio Defense

32 32 Representative FY 2007 SAFETY Act Approved Technologies: Chem/Bio Defense Isonics Corporation: EnviroSecure© Detection System models 5100 and 5700 The Isonics Corporation provides the EnviroSecure© Detection System for the detection of toxic industrial chemicals and chemical warfare agents. The Technology which includes the 5100 and 5700 models, can be used as part of an existing building’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system to continually monitor the air for these substances. Lockheed Martin Corporation: MetroGuard™ Lockheed Martin Corporation's MetroGuard™, for public facility protection applications, provides an early warning of chemical, biological or radiological agent release through the use of a network of single-point Remote Detector Units (RDU). The release event is communicated by the RDU to one or more base station control computers which receive and process sensor data for system operators and first responders, thus enabling implementation of response protocols.

33 33 Representative FY 2007 SAFETY Act Approved Technologies: Explosive Prevention Brijot Imaging Systems, Inc.: BIS-WDS™ Prime Brijot Imaging Systems, Inc., provides BIS-WDS™ Prime, a passive millimeter wave concealed threat detection system. The Technology, which includes the Prime 1603 and the GEN 2 models, uses millimeter wave detectors to image suspicious objects made of metal, plastic, ceramic, composite, liquid, and other materials present on a subject person from a stand-off distance. Nomadics, Inc.: Fido® Nomadics, Inc., provides the Fido® line of portable trace explosives detectors. The product line includes the Fido X, Fido XT, and robot-mounted variants, which are trace detection systems that detect vapors and particles from explosive compounds.

34 34 Representative FY 2007 SAFETY Act Approved Technologies: Explosive Prevention Raytheon Company: Security Equipment Integration Raytheon Company provides Security Equipment Integration, a set of services which can be used by airports and other transportation facilities for the integration and installation of security equipment for the detection of explosives and other hazards. Rapiscan Systems, Inc.: Secure 1000® Rapiscan Systems, Inc., provides the Secure 1000®, a non-intrusive personnel screening system designed to detect both metallic and nonmetallic objects (such as ceramic, plastic, metallic, and organic matter, including liquid and solid explosives) concealed under a person's clothing.

35 35 Representative FY 2007 SAFETY Act Approved Technologies: Infrastructure Protection Securitas Holdings, Inc.: Security Assessments and Consulting Services Securitas Holdings, Inc., provides the Securitas Security Assessments and Consulting Services, a suite of security assessment, consulting, and human resources investigations and assessment services designed to enhance protection, deterrence, response and recovery from terrorist acts against private and public facilities. P&L E-Communications, LLC: AVT234 P&L E-Communications, LLC, provides the AVT234, a video content analysis software program that utilizes a patented Target Motion Cueing (TMC) detection algorithm to monitor many existing video streams to detect objects or personnel entering an area. The Technology can automatically detect and cue operators to possible security threats while reducing false alarms from noise sources. Developmental Testing & Evaluation Designation

36 36 Representative FY 2007 SAFETY Act Approved Technologies: Infrastructure Protection Quality Plus Engineering, LLC: Critical Infrastructure Protection Forensics/Assurance/Analytics (CIP/FAA) Quality Plus Engineering, LLC, provides the Critical Infrastructure Protection Forensics/Assurance/Analytics (CIP/FAA) service. The CIP/ FAA service is intended to aid in the protection of critical infrastructure and resources by providing risk auditing and assurance services to evaluate vulnerabilities of critical targets. Northrop Grumman Space & Mission Systems Corporation: Tactical Automated Security System Northrop Grumman Space & Mission Systems Corporation provides its Tactical Automated Security System (TASS). The TASS provides planning services for the development and integration of perimeter access security measures and responses.

37 37 Additional SAFETY Act Information Online:  FAQs  Help Topics  Help Desk: Online form for questions requiring an individual response Toll-Free:

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