Viz Updates



The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) held its 62nd Annual Conference and EMEX (Emergency Managers Expo) in San Antonio on November 17-19. A team from GD Viz and Knowledge Center was there to showcase the Knowledge Center Plus product. The annual IAEM conference showcases the best products and services for our public safety officials and first responders. Click for details.


The GD Viz team contributed to a strong General Dynamics presence at the recent Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Conference in Washington, D.C. The GD Viz team demonstrated the Common Operating Environment (COE) capability working over the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T). This integration provides an environment for multiple applications – Command Post of the Future (CPOF), Tactical Ground Reporting System (TIGR), and applications hosted on the Ozone Widget Framework (OWF) – all collaborating seamlessly over common data. The COE capabilities were demonstrated on a Soldier Network Extension (SNE) vehicle, laptops, as well as mobile and handheld devices. Click for details.


LTC Tom Bentzel, the outgoing Product Manager (PdM), Tactical Mission Command (TMC), responsible for the Command Post of the Future (CPOF) Program, visited the GD Viz offices with the incoming Product Manager, LTC Shane Taylor. During the visit, the GD Viz team presented the accomplishments of the CPOF program team under LTC Bentzel’s leadership as the PdM TMC. LTC Bentzel expressed his gratitude to the CPOF team for their sustained commitment to technological excellence and delivering unmatched capabilities to warfighters across the globe. In his first visit to GD Viz, LTC Taylor met with the technical and business leadership and shared his vision for the future of CPOF.

LTC Bentzel and LTC Taylor visit Pittsburgh.

From Left to Right: Jack McKee (DPME CPOF), LTC Tom Bentzel (PdM TMC), Bill Ommert (Systems Architect, CPOF), LTC Shane Taylor (PdM, TMC), Sid Kaul (Business Manager GD Viz)


Knowledge Center Enterprises (KC) and General Dynamics presented the vision for the Knowledge Center Plus product at the recent National Homeland Security Association’s UASI Conference in Philadelphia. The Knowledge Center Plus solution integrates powerful Emergency and Incident Management software with battle tested visual analytical capabilities. Customers in the Government and Commercial sectors will gain real-time charting, composable displays, smart filtering, configurable visualizations, and much more with the Knowledge Center Plus product.

KC and GD booth at UASI.

Knowledge Center and General Dynamics representatives at the UASI Conference

Knowledge Center Enterprises (KC) and General Dynamics (GD) entered into a strategic partnership to deliver Advanced Situational Awareness solutions into the Emergency and Incident Management sector. GD and KC are working together to seamlessly integrate GD’s battle tested Collaboration, Visualization and Situational Awareness technology into KC’s industry leading suite of products for the Emergency Management community. KC’s Incident Management Product Software Suite serves the Public Safety/Emergency Management, Hospital and Healthcare, and Corporate markets. This partnership will provide the KC Product Suite true next generation capabilties and allow KC to offer an unprecedented level of incident management.


GD Viz supported teams of students from the Bethel Park School District (BPSD) that took part in the 2014 Pittsburgh DataWorks Competition. One team won an award for its submission on using Big Data Analytics to provide improved decision making for Civic Authorities in Pittsburgh. The winning team included students Brock Zekany, Dylan McKenna, Jason Harnack, Liam Wolf, Logan Tuite, Stephen Evrard and William Ruschel, supported by BPSD faculty Lee Cristofano and Ron Reyer. Our congratulations to the BPSD students and faculty – the next generation of Data Analysts and Decision Makers!

Bethel Park Students at GD Viz.

Left: Josh Cauvel from GD Viz, interacting with the BPSD students during a school trip to the GD Viz office; Right: the BPSD and GD Viz team