Oracle advances homeland security agenda

Oracle is supplying the U.S. Department of Defense with software for a new system designed to let military officials across the country share information about terrorist attacks and other domestic security threats, an Oracle executive said Monday.

The Defense Department switched on the system, called the Joint Protective Enterprise Network (JPEN), after April, said Keith Kellogg, a retired U.S. Army general who joined Oracle in July as senior vice president of Oracle's Homeland Security Program Office. During a presentation at the OracleWorld conference here, Kellogg said the JPEN system, which is based on Oracle software, has a $15 million budget next year. The money will go toward adding more users to the system, with the goal of all participation from all domestic military bases. Oracle is uncertain about what portion of the budget has been earmarked for its software, a company representative said.

News source: C|Net

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