PRG adds David Clark Company to an Expanding List of Offered Products
November, 2006 -- We now offer David Clark headsets, the gold standard in military and commercial aviation equipment. Our existing Air Force and Navy Aviation customers have responded enthusiastically to this addition to our family of products. David Clark is also included as a manufacturer on our GSA Contract.
PRG wins OPM training contract for DoS with Teammate PerformTech
October 2006 -- PRG was tasked to develop and deliver a “Border Control Management” course for the Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Office of Anti Terrorism Assistance (ATA) in conjunction with PerformTech, Inc of Alexandria, Virginia. When completed, the two-week training course will be delivered to customs and border guard managers in up to 70 participant nations worldwide.
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PRG supports Tactical Interoperable Communications Plan Exercises in Ohio, Iowa and Maine
September, 2006 -- PRG supported the implementation and evaluation of Full-Scale Exercises in Portland, Maine; Toledo, Ohio; and Duluth, Iowa designed to test the Tactical Interoperable Communications Plans of each region. PRG provided exercise Controllers to assist state and local agencies in the evaluation of their emergency response plans and in the use of their emergency response systems.
PRG supports the National Capital Region (NCR) Full-Scale Communications Exercise
September, 2006 --PRG personnel played an integral role in the successful execution of the high visibility NCR TICP full-scale exercise. PRG controllers managed the activities of participants responding to the event on land, in the air and by water. The event scenario was extremely complex and involved multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional assets from the entire region.
PRG supports DHS Exercises in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
August, 2006 -- PRG supplied key personnel to perform controller and translation support functions for the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico Tactical Interoperable Communications Plan (TICP) full-scale exercises. For the Virgin Islands exercise PRG personnel oversaw activities in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and facilitated all exercise communications at the site. The exercise was based around a scenario that included an explosion and subsequent fire at the Water and Power Authority (WAPA) and primary fuel site for the island. In Puerto Rico, PRG personnel created exercise support documents and performed controller functions that included coordinating and facilitating activities with multiple EMS, fire, police and Emergency management personnel in Spanish, throughout the exercise.
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PRG Conducts Tactical Interoperability Communications (TICP) Full-Scale Exercise (FSE) For Morgantown, WV
June - November, 2006 -- Working for the DHS Office of Grants and Training, PRG developed a simulated emergency Full Scale Exercise (FSE) designed to test the Tactical Interoperable Communications Plan(TICP) of three counties, including Morgantown, West Virginia. The FSE was designed to establish a learning environment for players and to evaluate the emergency response plans, policies, and procedures as they pertain to tactical interoperable communications. The exercise, which involved local, state and federal agencies was coordinated with public safety departments from each of the three participating counties and was deemed to be a highly successful exercise.
PRG Conducts Tactical Interoperability Communications (TICP) Full-Scale Exercise (FSE) For Atlanta, GA
June - November, 2006 -- PRG provided management oversight and support services on behalf of DHS to the Atlanta Urban Area Security Initiative (USAI) Planning Team to coordinate activities for conducting a Full-Scale Exercise to test and validate their newly established Tactical Interoperable Communications Plan (TICP). After several months of planning and coordination, on September 19th, 2006 over 50 organizations - federal, state and local, came together to participate in the event “Peach Blast”. The exercise took place at the Georgia Dome and was executed in response to a simulated explosion and mass-casualty scenario. This was the largest and most comprehensive full-scale exercise event conducted in Atlanta since the 1996 Olympics.
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PRG facilitates OPIA working groups on behalf of DHS
June 2006 --March 2007 - Working under the direction of the DHS Office for Policy, Initiatives and Analysis (OPIA), PRG provided Facilitation and Administrative support services for the development of the National Target Capability List (Phase II). As Facilitators, PRG personnel guided the discussions and deliverables of multi-agency Subject-Matter-Expert / Leadership working groups representing a diverse category of topics, including:
- Transportation & Transportation Screening (Maritime & Rail)
- Mitigation- Life Safety /Protection
- Prosecution of Suspects
- Incident Investigations
- Consequence Assessment
- Border Control – Pre-entry Detection
- Interdiction and Seizure of Materials
PRG supports Massachusetts Liquid Natural Gas Full-Scale Exercise
June, 2006 -- PRG provided key exercise Controllers to assist the State of Massachusetts Exercise Planning Team to plan and execute “Operation Poseidon”, a full scale exercise, based on a simulated terrorist event. The exercise was conducted in Boston and was supported by multiple state, local and regional jurisdictions.
PRG Supplies Equipment to Department of State
July, 2006 -- January, 2007 – Providing support to the Integrated Support Services Contract for training of border security personnel, PRG procured, received, consolidated and shipped a wide range of NBC gear, radiation detection and analysis equipment and investigation kits to Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Chile, Mexico, Kenya, and Vietnam. PRG also made special effort to negotiate and secure non-standard extended warrantees on all equipment to provide best value and support to the end customers.
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PRG Supports DHS in Hurricane Preparedness
May, 2006 -- PRG participated in the FEMA Regions I & III Hurricane Preparedness Exercises in Boston and Philadelphia, respectively, from the logistics planning meetings in March through exercise conduct in May and June. Several hundred DHS, emergency preparedness and first responder personnel participated in the exercises from all states in these Regions.
PRG Provides Equipment to Troops Serving in Afghanistan
March, 2006 -- A large shipment of David Clark headsets, accessories and Oregon Aero headset upgrade kits were delivered to Base Ops 54, Camp Eggers in Kabul, Afghanistan.
PRG Chosen to Perform Port Assessments for Indonesia & The Philippines
January, 2006 -- As part of the Department of State Integrated Support Services Contract, PRG was issued a sub-contract by prime contractor SAIC for a port assessment project in Indonesia and the Philippines. PRG was able to offer key personnel with U.S. Customs background that specialize in port security and maritime interdiction for this project.
PRG Supplies Radiation Detection Equipment and Training to Border Security Personnel in Tajikistan and Azerbaijan
July - October, 2005 -- PRG won a contract to supply DOS/NP with Mini rad-D radiation detection pagers to support Border Security Personnel in Azerbaijan and Tajikistan. In addition to supplying the equipment PRG was asked to create comprehensive training materials to be delivered in the host nation languages of Azeri, Russian and Tajik. PRG designed, developed and translated training materials on the operation and maintenance of the detectors for distribution to border security officers who will utilize the detectors in their daily security operations. In addition, PRG supported all logistic requirements for this task order - packing and shipping the equipment, manuals and translated training materials directly to the American Embassies within 30 days of receipt of the order.
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PRG Wins $2M BLSS Kit Contract
August, 2005 – A $2.2 million contract was awarded to PRG to supply Ballistic Liner Suspension Systems (BLSS™ Kits) for the PASGT helmet to the Oregon and California Army National Guard. The contract to supply 22,077 kits was fulfilled nearly six weeks ahead of schedule.
U.S. troops confirm that the Oregon Aero BLSS™ Kit is a dramatic improvement for the military PASGT helmet. The BLSS™ Kit is installed without helmet modifications, and includes an innovative four-point chin strap/harness with nape pad and seven highly engineered pads that replace the standard issue PASGT helmet webbing system. The pads can be re-arranged to accommodate equipment such as gas masks.
Test data show that with the BLSS™ Kit, helmet shock transmission is reduced to below injury level. Always stable, even with externally mounted equipment, the BLSS™ Kit is pain-free, no matter how long it’s worn. The visco-elastic, temperature and pressure sensitive padding system removes all pressure points. The BLSS™ Kit is cooler because of the liner pads’ air permeable, proprietary coating and a self-wicking fabric that draws heat and perspiration away from the scalp. Positively buoyant, the helmet is safer in amphibious and water-fording situations.
- The standard BLSS™ Kit (part #95040-4) fits the XS, S, M & L Helmet, the XL BLSS™ Kit (part #95041-4) fits the XL helmet. Available in Tan, Green or Black chinstrap.
- You can find the BLSS™ Kit on Potomac River Group’s GSA Schedule GS-07F-5489R, or call to order at 703.771.3003.
- See Oregon Aero’s website for detailed product information
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