National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Selects entellitrak to Help Manage Child Protection Efforts
Herndon, VA., July 6, 2017 – MicroPact, Inc. and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® today announced that they will be jointly developing a consolidated case management system for NCMEC. Built on entellitrak, MicroPact’s low-code application development platform for case management and business process management, the system will modernize and extend NCMEC’s abilities to find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization.
“As the national clearinghouse and resource center for information about missing and exploited children, every call or report we receive could be the difference between life and death for a child,” said Mark Gianturco, CTO and VP of Technology, NCMEC. “These children and their families are relying on us and we need technology we can trust. A consolidated case management system to track, analyze, and share information, is critical to our work to put the right information in the right hands and lead to a recovery.”
“We are honored to have been chosen to support the work and mission of NCMEC,” said Kris Collo, CEO of MicroPact. “entellitrak is used by some of the world’s largest, most advanced investigative and law enforcement agencies. It’s exciting that it will now be put to use by a nonprofit fighting to protect children and support their families.”
entellitrak manages all aspects of a case in one application, avoiding the need to maintain a network of systems for record management. It keeps records accurate, secure, and accessible to authorized users. In 2016 two of four contractors that were awarded contracts to conduct background investigations and security clearances for the federal Office of Personnel Management (OPM) chose entellitrak. OPM conducts roughly 95% of federal background investigations for federal agencies — hundreds of thousands a year — to ascertain whether an applicant is suitable for federal employment or should be awarded a security clearance.
entellitrak is a low-code application development platform for case management and business process management. Whether based on-premises or in the cloud, its Data-First™ approach allows it to be implemented immediately and configured continuously, enabling customers to get to work quickly while keeping costs low.
For nearly four decades, MicroPact has focused on engineering commercial off the shelf (COTS) solutions for US Government agencies and Fortune 500 corporations. Today MicroPact solutions serve 98% of U.S. states, 97% of federal agencies with 500 or more employees, and enjoy a 97% annual renewal rate.
About the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Since 1984, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® has served as the leading private, nonprofit organization helping to find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation and prevent future victimization. As part of its work as the clearinghouse and resource center on issues relating to missing and exploited children, NCMEC operates a hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678), and has assisted in the recovery of more than 243,000 missing children. NCMEC also operates the CyberTipline®, a mechanism for reporting suspected child sexual exploitation, which has received more than 21.5 million reports since it was created in 1998. To learn more about NCMEC, visit www.missingkids.org or visit NCMEC on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® to Use Parabon® Snapshot™ to Aid Identification of Child Victims DNA Phenotyping to Provide Valuable New Information for Nonprofit’s ‘Help ID Me’ Program
ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 27, 2017 – The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® announced today a partnership with Parabon® NanoLabs to employ the company’s Snapshot™ DNA Phenotyping service to assist with efforts to identify unknown deceased children. When the remains of an unknown child are found, NCMEC will use Snapshot’s accurate predictions of eye, hair and skin color, facial morphology and ancestry to scientifically enhance its 3D facial reconstructions – images that show the public how the child would have appeared before they died.
“Many of these children have families who have been searching for them and wondering what happened for years or even decades,” said Carol Schweitzer, who oversees cases involving unidentified children for NCMEC. “Our goal is to help give them their name back, and give their family some resolution. An accurate facial reconstruction is critical.”
Until now, forensic artists produced facial reconstructions based only on the features apparent in the skeletal remains. The images presented to the public appeared entirely in gray tones to limit artistic license and focus on the confirmed physical characteristics.
“Our forensic artists tell us they know they have finished a reconstruction when they see a face staring back at them,” said Schweitzer. “Someone knows who these children are, and with Parabon’s help, we can show them a face they will hopefully recognize.”
Parabon’s CEO, Dr. Steven Armentrout, said his company is proud to provide phenotyping services to NCMEC, “It’s an honor for our Snapshot division to assist such a world-class team and serve such a worthy cause.”
NCMEC has helped provide over 100 identifications and is currently assisting with more than 725 cases of unidentified deceased children. Other resources that NCMEC provides in cases related to unidentified deceased children include national missing person searches, analytical support and advanced forensic testing. For more information about active cases visit www.facebook.com/HelpIDMe.
About The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children:
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® is the leading private, nonprofit organization helping to find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation and prevent future victimization. NCMEC has assisted in the recovery of more than 243,000 missing children and received more than 21.5 million reports of suspected child sexual exploitation to its CyberTipline®. To learn more about NCMEC, visit www.missingkids.org or visit NCMEC on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
About Parabon® NanoLabs, Inc.:
Parabon® NanoLabs is a vertically integrated DNA technology company that develops next-generation forensic and therapeutic products, which leverage the enormous power of DNA. Staffed by a uniquely qualified team of scientists and technologists, with expertise ranging from bioinformatics and oncology to chemistry and computer science, the Company is bringing to market revolutionary new products and services made possible by recent advances in DNA sequencing, processing and manufacturing technologies.
House passes bill to protect children
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 23, 2017 – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives considered the Improving Support for Missing and Exploited Children Act (H.R. 1808) and passed the legislation by voice vote. The bill will go to the Senate next for consideration.
The bipartisan legislation, sponsored by Representatives Brett Guthrie and Joe Courtney, incorporates important provisions that modernize NCMEC's funding authorization and programs. Key elements of the bill include: strengthening NCMEC's work on child sex trafficking, continuing support for children missing from care and other critically missing children and advancing research into emerging issues such as sextortion.
We thank the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Chairwoman Virginia Foxx and Ranking Member Robert Scott for championing this bill and all the bill’s supporters for prioritizing the safety of our nation’s children.
NEW APP FROM NCMEC PUTS CHILD SAFETY JUST ONE SWIPE AWAY
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 27, 2016 – The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® and EMCOR Group, Inc.(R) (NYSE: EME), today announced the launch of Safety Central, a free child safety app available for Apple and Android devices. The app is designed to help parents and guardians protect their families and act quickly should their child go missing.
“Timing is critical when a child is missing and Safety Central lets parents provide the tools that law enforcement needs to start the search with just the touch of a button,” said John Walsh, NCMEC co-founder and host of CNN’s “The Hunt.” “This may be the most important App you’ll have on your device.”
Safety Central’s key features include:
- Digital Child ID Kit - This feature allows users to save potentially lifesaving information about their children, including photos and digital fingerprint images, and reminds users when it’s time to update the photos.
- Missing Children Search - This feature allows users to view posters of children missing in their area and make a report to NCMEC if they have any information.
- NCMEC Updates - These updates allow users to stay connected with news, trends and safety tips from NCMEC.
Safety Central was developed by NCMEC and is sponsored by EMCOR Group, Inc., a Fortune 500® leader in mechanical and electrical construction, industrial and energy infrastructure and building services.
“EMCOR Group, Inc, is proud to expand and continue its decade long partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children with the Safety Central App,” stated Tony Guzzi, President and CEO, EMCOR Group, Inc. “We support NCMEC in its belief that this app has been designed to provide important tools to help parents and guardians protect their families and to act quickly should their child go missing.”
Users receive a welcome message from John Walsh and, among the many features, also have the ability to make a donation to NCMEC or buy NCMEC merchandise directly through the
About the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® is the leading private, nonprofit organization helping to find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation and prevent future victimization. NCMEC has assisted in the recovery of more than 227,000 missing children and received more than 13.6 million reports of suspected child sexual exploitation on its CyberTipline.
About EMCOR Group, Inc.
A Fortune 500 company, EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME) is a leader in mechanical and electrical construction, industrial and energy infrastructure, and building services. A provider of critical infrastructure systems, EMCOR gives life to new structures and sustains life in existing ones by its planning, installing, operating, maintaining, and protecting the sophisticated and dynamic systems that create facility environments in virtually every sector of the economy and for a diverse range of businesses, organizations and government.
CA Technologies and NCMEC Partner to Make Kids Safer Online
In recognition of Cyber Security Awareness Month, CA renews decade-plus partnership with NCMEC, supporting online prevention and education programs
NEW YORK, NY., Oct. 4, 2016 – The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® and CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) announced today that, in recognition of Cyber Security Awareness Month, the software company is providing additional funding for NCMEC’s efforts to provide Internet safety programs to children nationwide.
“Technology is an integral part of children’s lives and while the Internet is an amazing tool for education and entertainment, the risks that kids face online are very real,” said John Clark, NCMEC president and CEO. “We have to prepare them to understand that the choices they make online can have serious consequences. We’re grateful to CA Technologies for helping us empower more children to make safer and smarter choices online and offline.”
CA’s funding will support NCMEC’s award-winning Netsmartz program, a free, interactive, online educational resource for children ages 5 to 17. The program’s website receives more than 5.5 million visitors a year and offers resources for kids, parents and educators.
Active in all 50 states, the program seeks to make children more responsible users of the Internet. It uses data, cutting-edge technology, engaging music, and animation to address the issues that affect children the most, such as cyberbullying, sexting and revealing too much information.
“We are proud to partner with NCMEC to help keep children safer by putting NetSmartz resources in more classrooms and homes around the country,” said Erica Christensen, vice president, Corporate Social Responsibility, CA Technologies. “We believe this program has the power to stop crimes against children before they happen and even save lives.”
For more than a decade, CA Technologies has partnered with NCMEC to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation and prevent child victimization. In addition to monetary support, the company has contributed software solutions, services and training.
About the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Since 1984, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® has served as the leading private, nonprofit organization helping to find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation and prevent future victimization. As part of its work as the clearinghouse and resource center on issues relating to missing and exploited children, NCMEC operates a hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678), and has assisted in the recovery of more than 227,000 missing children. NCMEC also operates the CyberTipline®, a mechanism for reporting suspected child sexual exploitation, which has received more than 13.6 million reports since it was created in 1998. To learn more about NCMEC, visit www.missingkids.org or see NCMEC on Twitter and Facebook.
About CA Technologies
CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) creates software that fuels transformation for companies and enables them to seize the opportunities of the application economy. Software is at the heart of every business in every industry. From planning, to development, to management and security, CA is working with companies worldwide to change the way we live, transact, and communicate – across mobile, private and public cloud, distributed and mainframe environments. Learn more at www.ca.com.
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