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NNSA's mobile app helps keep track of nuclear materials

The National Nuclear Security Administration has launched a project management mobile app for its Global Threat Reduction Initiative that runs on both the Apple iOS and Google Android platforms, according to the agency's blog.

The app hooks mobile users into G2, GTRI’s project management system, to help GTRI project managers in their mission to secure nuclear and radiological materials around the world. The app allows mobile users to quickly filter and analyze all the real-time information about locations and coordinate that with schedules and infrastructure.

Since NNSA established GTRI in 2004 to consolidate efforts to prevent the acquisition of nuclear and radiological materials for use in weapons of mass destruction and for other acts of terrorism, the agency's workload has grown. It developed G2 to help NNSA project managers filter and analyze large amounts of real-time, geospatial data and integrate that data with scope, schedule, cost and infrastructure information for the entire portfolio of GTRI projects, according to the agency. With G2, NNSA said it was able to do more work and manage greater resources without having to hire additional staff.

The new app makes the G2 system available to mobile users, allowing the GTRI team to manage projects wherever they are in the world from their smartphones or tablets.

This is the first time that the GTRI has released an app for more than one operating system, which indicates the administration’s commitment to multiplatform mobile device management.
The NNSA has previously experimented with networking strategies that ended up being used departmentwide.

Posted by GCN Staff on Dec 05, 2012 at 9:39 AM


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