ARES Security Corporation Created to Provide Security Optimization Solutions

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Burlingame, CA, October 1, 2012 – ARES Security Corporation, previously part of ARES Software, has been officially established to serve the government and commercial security markets. The new company will provide software and services that leverage 3D modeling and simulation technologies to visualize, analyze, and optimize security environments.

“Upon the successful launch of our new solution, AVERT Essentials, the ARES shareholders determined that we should create a new company, ARES Security, to continue to serve our Department of Energy and Department of Defense clients while growing our future with the non-regulated commercial markets,” said Dr. Richard J. Stuart, President and CEO of ARES Security Corporation. This new company will focus on providing security solutions to nuclear, defense, oil and gas, space and transportation customers.

Mr. Robert H. Scott, III, P.E., former Executive Director of Security Solutions Strategy at Intergraph Corporation, and Mr. John Halsema, former Senior Vice President, Public Safety and Homeland Security of Rolta International, have joined ARES Security to lead the business development and product development divisions respectively. “I am excited to join the ARES Security team. With over 25 years in the software and security industry, I recognize the unmet need in the marketplace to evaluate the effectiveness and manage the costs of security systems,” said Mr. Robert H. Scott, Vice President of Business Development.

ARES Security’s optimization solutions are based on the AVERT product family which evolved from AVERT Professional, a solution created specifically for the regulated nuclear community. After 12 years of serving the government and receiving the Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act certification and accreditation by the Department of Defense, ARES has developed AVERT Essentials. This solution includes all the core functionality of AVERT Professional with an intuitive user interface appropriate for commercial markets. AVERT ensures customer’s business continuity by testing the efficiency of their current systems, their effectiveness of mitigating threats and evaluating the cost and efficacy of future procurements.

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ARES Security Corporation

ARES Security Corporation is a leading global provider of security solutions to visualize, analyze and optimize physical security environments. ARES supports some of the most complex security systems operated by the defense, law enforcement, nuclear, oil and gas, space, and transportation industries around the world. ARES’ solutions AVERT and BluTrain, allow our customers to optimize their security and virtually train their forces in order to perform continual evaluation of current operational issues and aide in the decision process of future procurements. AVERT has received the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) SAFETY Act Certification and accreditation from the Department of Defense (DoD). ARES Security Corporation is part of a family of companies under ARES Holding that consists of more than 750 employees with more than 20 offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.arescorporation.com/security

UK National Nuclear Laboratory and ARES Software UK Announce Collaboration

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UK National Nuclear Laboratory and ARES Software UK Announce Collaboration Agreement to Enhance Security for United Kingdom’s Nuclear Facilities

 

LONDON, UK – UK National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and ARES Software UK (ARES) are pleased to announce the signing of a major partnership agreement in the field of security software.  In addition, NNL has undertaken the first application of ARES AVERT software outside the United States.

AVERT allows organisations to simulate both an attack on a facility – such as a military installation, airport or nuclear plant – and also to simulate possible responses of security forces and physical protection equipment.  The event scenario can be visualised from the viewpoint of attackers, defenders or other perspectives, such as any CCTV camera locations. AVERT also allows a quantitative assessment of the security response, allowing different approaches to be compared.

NNL has worked with ARES to test and develop the AVERT product to simulate potential assaults on NNL’s own Central Laboratory facility on the Sellafield site in Cumbria – the first such application outside the US. NNL and ARES will work together to offer this product to nuclear and other key sectors where defence against terrorist or similar threats is a major consideration.

The agreement was announced in London by NNL Managing Director Paul Howarth and ARES Corporation President Dr. William Vantine. “I’m delighted to announce this major step forward today with the signing of our collaboration agreement with ARES. Security issues have rarely been higher up the agenda and our work with ARES has allowed both organisations to bring our key expertise and capability in our respective fields to develop a superb solution,” said Paul Howarth. “We are working together to bring this solution to the market and I am confident that we’ll be successful – both in the nuclear field and in other key sectors where security is paramount.”

“Our mutual vision for securing Nuclear Facilities is to take a risk informed approach to decisions regarding Security Operations and Capital Expenditures,” commented Bill Vantine.  “We are delighted to partner with NNL to ensure this vision becomes a reality for the benefit of UK’s nuclear facilities and other key infrastructure.”


(photo: ARES Corporation President Dr. William Vantine (left) and NNL Managing Director Paul Howarth (right) )

National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL)

The UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory is a leading nuclear technology services provider. The business specialises in providing customers with tailored solutions by applying the right level of technical innovation and intellectual support. For more information, visit www.nnl.co.uk.

We provide services to customers across three key areas:

  • Fuel Cycle Solutions – provides fundamental technical solutions to the nuclear industry including fuel cycle performance and technology development, spent fuel disposition, plant integrity and inspections, nuclear security, safety management, engineering services and modelling and simulation.
  • Waste Management and Decommissioning – provides products and services to help customers reduce their through life liabilities via the development and application of technologies and techniques that assist with the decommissioning of nuclear facilities. Key services include environmental management, measurement and analysis, effluent management, waste management and processing, and immobilsation technology
  • Reactor Operations Support – provides support to customers in areas such as post-irradiation examination of reactor fuel and components. Key services include endoscopy, fuel and graphite performance, metallography, post-irradiation examination and power station chemistry.

 

ARES Software UK Ltd

ARES Software UK Ltd, a subsidiary of ARES Holding Company, is a world-class provider of integrated project management and security solutions. Organizations in more than 50 countries rely on ARES Software applications to manage the engineering and construction of capital projects and security vulnerability assessment of their facilities to lower cost, mitigate risk and project performance. Our customers include 4 of the 5 top defence agencies, 8 of the top 10 mining companies and countless energy, oil and gas, aerospace and engineering and construction firms from around the world. With more than 95% repeat business each year, ARES is a results-oriented business partner with a drive towards 100% customer satisfaction. For more information, visit www.arescorporation.com/security.

NASA Awards Safety and Mission Assurance Contract to ARES

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GREENBELT, Md. – ARES Technical Services has been selected by NASA to provide safety and mission assurance services to Goddard Space Flight Center’s SMA Directorate under the Safety and Mission Assurance Services (SMAS) contract.

ARES and its teammates will provide system safety, mission assurance, risk and reliability, software assurance and institutional assurance in support of current and future NASA programs, including the James Webb Space Telescope, Joint Polar Satellite Systems and numerous other space and earth science programs. The ARES team includes Honeywell Technical Solutions Incorporated, Arctic Slope Research Corporation’s Research and Technology Solutions, Summit Technologies & Solutions, Prototype Productions Incorporated and Design for Reliability Solutions.

The contract has a five-year effective ordering period and a maximum ordering value of $180 million.

“We are very proud of the award of this contract at NASA Goddard and the high level of confidence NASA has placed in ARES”, said Bill Vantine, President of ARES. “This award recognizes our commitment and ability to provide outstanding safety and mission assurance support to our customers.  We look forward to ensuring a successful contract transition for NASA and the incumbent contractor workforce and bringing exceptional support to the important missions at NASA Goddard.”

About ARES Corporation

ARES Corporation is a global technology solutions provider in engineering, risk management, project management, and information technology to Government agencies and contractors, and Fortune 1000 companies. ARES Corporation has more than 700 employees with more than 20 offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.arescorporation.com.

Sinclair Knight Merz Standardizes on ARES PRISMG2

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Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) Standardizes on ARES PRISMG2 to Manage Costs for its Global Project Portfolio

BURLINGAME, CA – ARES Software Corporation, a leading project management solutions provider, today announced that Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) is standardizing on PRISMG2 to manage their enterprise project cost management and engineering deliverable needs for their global mining and metals projects.  SKM plans to roll-out PRISMG2 across all of their sectors including Infrastructure, Power and Energy, and Water and Environment.

With PRISMG2, SKM has the most advanced enterprise cost management solution for time-phased budgeting, forecasting and engineering progress metrics resulting in real-time visibility for their executives.  “SKM selected PRISMG2 for many reasons, but especially for its proven capability to manage the entire project lifecycle,” said Ken Collins, SKM Global Service Line Leader – Project Controls.  “We will leverage the experience of ARES Software and PRISMG2 to standardize our project controls business processes providing us with consistent reporting across our global portfolio.”

“We are pleased that SKM selected PRISMG2,” said Scott Hyman, Vice President of ARES Software. “Given SKM’s rigorous requirements, ARES Software is the only best of breed provider equipped with industry knowledge, proven experience, and capabilities that SKM needs to increase efficiency throughout the project life cycle while optimizing costs across the enterprise.  We are proud of this strategic partnership and we look forward to our continued working relationship.”

About Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM)

Sinclair Knight Merz is a leading projects firm, with global capability in strategic consulting, engineering and project delivery. It operates in three regions: Asia Pacific, the Americas and EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa), deploying some 7,000 people from more than 40 offices while serving the Buildings and Infrastructure, Mining and Metals, Power and Energy and Water and Environment sectors. www.globalskm.com

ARES Software Corporation

ARES Software, a subsidiary of ARES Holding Company, is a world-class provider of integrated project management solutions.  Organizations in more than 50 countries rely on PRISM to manage the engineering and construction of capital projects and lower cost, mitigate risk and improve project performance.  Our customers include 4 of the 5 top defense agencies, 8 of the top 10 mining companies and countless energy, oil and gas, aerospace and engineering and construction firms from around the world.  With more than 95% repeat business each year, ARES is a results-oriented business partner with a drive towards 100% customer satisfaction.  www.arescorporation.com/prism.

Crossrail Ltd. Implements ARES PRISMG2© Software to Help Manage Costs for $24 Billion USD Project

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Standardization and Integration by ARES Software Supports Improved Programme Certainty of the Largest Addition to the London Rail Network

 

BURLINGAME, CA – ARES Software, a leading project management solutions provider, today announced that Crossrail, the new high frequency railway for London and the South East, implemented PRISMG2 by ARES Software to integrate and support the project controls processes for this critical, 21-kilometer route through London with estimated project cost at $24 billion USD.

To effectively manage a programme of this size, Crossrail required an easy-to-use solution that integrates standard project controls processes and systems.  Crossrail selected PRISMG2 for many reasons, but especially for its proven capability to manage construction projects of this magnitude, and ability to integrate with existing management systems.  With PRISMG2, the Crossrail team has an easy-to-use, enterprise cost reporting solution that provides leading budgeting, forecasting and earned value metrics resulting in instant visibility for their project managers.

“We are very proud that Crossrail, has selected PRISMG2 as the cost management solution of choice on this high-profile, high-risk, mega project.  By choosing this best of breed solution, Crossrail project managers have immediate access to critical information, allowing them to make informed decisions with accurate data, while reducing their reporting processing time.” said Chris Donohue, Director, European Operations, ARES Software.

“This investment demonstrates Crossrail’s commitment to innovation and validates our vision in delivering solutions that reduce our customer’s risk for on-time, within budget delivery.” said Dr. William Vantine, President, ARES Corporation.  “We are excited to be a team member of this challenging project that will better the lives of millions of people that live, work, and visit the London area.”

ARES Software Corporation

ARES Software, a subsidiary of ARES Holding Company, is a world-class provider of integrated project management solutions.  Organizations in more than 50 countries rely on PRISM to manage the engineering and construction of capital projects and lower cost, mitigate risk and improve project performance.  Our customers include 4 of the 5 top defense agencies, 8 of the top 10 mining companies and countless energy, oil and gas, aerospace and engineering and construction firms from around the world.  With more than 95% repeat business each year, ARES is a results-oriented business partner with a drive towards 100% customer satisfaction. www.arescorporation.com/prism.

ARES Corporation Leads Charge in Safeguarding Critical Infrastructure with AVERT

Uncategorized on March 11th, 2011 Comments Off

BURLINGAME, CA – ARES Corporation, the leading provider of intelligent security optimization solutions for nuclear facilities, maritime ports, critical national infrastructure, and homeland defense, today announced the immediate availability of AVERT version 5.2 software.  With increasing security threats, more sophisticated adversaries, and rising security costs, the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and major operators chose AVERT to safeguard critical infrastructure.  With AVERT 5.2, organizations can increase their security system effectiveness with improved detection modeling, visual representation of vulnerabilities and infiltration opportunities, clear risk mitigation strategy, and action plans to neutralize attacks.

“With AVERT 5.2, we assemble more information and provide the most holistic analysis of your vulnerabilities,” said Michael Jackson, President of ARES’ Software Solution Division.  “This approach ensures that our analysis identifies all the weaknesses, even if not visible to the naked eye, resulting in significant improvements to overall system effectiveness and improved operational efficiencies required to secure critical infrastructure.”

AVERT 5.2 includes:

  • New Viewsheds and Intensity Maps allow visual analysis of detection and firepower probabilities including likely sniper positions, detection vulnerabilities, and infiltration opportunities
  • Shot Traces and Detection Traces show exactly where weapons fire or line-of-sight detections are occurring, individually or in aggregate
  • Improved Detection Modeling through multiple-point agent detection and ability of agents to affect detection with defilade movement
  • Communication Features allow accurate modeling of agent communication and the detection, loss, and reacquisition of adversarial agents
  • High-Fidelity Combat Modeling through agent use of cover and concealment tactics, combat speeds for specific weapons, and path-strategy changes when agents engage in combat
  • Predictive Pathing by guards to realistically intercept adversaries in motion
  • Automatically Select Most Vulnerable Target from hundreds of potential targets

  • Improved Vehicle Modeling now supports mobility, firepower, combined mobility-firepower, and catastrophic vehicle kills modeled with industry-accepted vehicle combat data

ARES Corporation and AVERT software solutions have been appraised at (CMMI®) Capability Maturity Model® Integration Level 3 for software engineering and organizational management from Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (CMSEI).  This accreditation demonstrates our customer commitment to quality, developmental standards, and on-time delivery.

About ARES Corporation

ARES Corporation provides technology solutions in the areas of risk management, project management, information technology, and engineering to Government agencies and contractors, and Fortune 1000 companies. ARES Corporation has more than 700 employees with more than 20 offices worldwide.  For more information, visit www.arescorporation.com/security.

ARES wins NASA Dryden SBS Award

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Los Angeles, CA – ARES Corporation announced that it has been named NASA Dryden Flight Research Center’s (DFRC) Small Business Subcontractor of the Year. This award, presented by each of NASA’s 10 field centers, recognizes companies who “provide value-added and outstanding support—on schedule and within cost—and innovative solutions to problems / issues that arise in the execution of the contract.”

Nominated for work performed in support of the successful Orion Launch Abort System Pad Abort Demonstration and for the development of NASA’s Flight Test Safety Data Base, ARES personnel at DFRC provide systems engineering, safety, and information technology support.

“This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team at Dryden,” said Capt. Robert Curbeam (USN, Ret.), Senior Vice President of ARES’ Aerospace and Defense Division. “ARES personnel provide cost-effective, innovative solutions on projects across NASA, and I am proud that we have been recognized in this way.”

ARES Corporation is a global technology solutions provider in the Aerospace, Defense, Energy, Construction, Metals and Mining, and Oil and Gas industries. ARES’ clients include government agencies, government contractors, and Fortune 1000 companies. ARES has more than 700 employees in more than 20 offices worldwide.

REG acquires New Mexico biodiesel facility in common stock agreement with ARES

Press Releases on September 22nd, 2010 Comments Off

(CLOVIS, New Mexico) Sept. 22, 2010—Today Renewable Energy Group® and ARES Corporation announced REG will acquire biodiesel assets in Clovis, New Mexico from ARES Corporation who will concurrently invest an additional $8 million into Renewable Energy Group (REG) in an all common stock transaction.

ARES Corporation of Burlingame, Calif.— one of the foremost engineering, risk management, software/IT and project management companies in the United States—owned the 15 million gallons per year facility in Clovis, New Mexico.

“In support of RFS2, REG continues to expand its national footprint of production facilities and related logistics to better serve our growing customer base of regional and national businesses. We consider this position in the Southwest to be a long‐term, strategic move for our company,” said Daniel J. Oh, President and Chief Operating Officer of Renewable Energy Group. “ARES’ strategic investment provides REG access to ARES’ world class engineering, risk management and government contracting expertise.”

“REG has proven its leadership in the biodiesel industry and is exceptionally well placed to lead the industry recovery,” said Richard (Dick) Stuart, ARES Corp. Chief Executive Officer.

Stuart added: “ARES is proud of its efforts to contribute to America’s quest for energy independence and a cleaner environment. In our new economy we believe the best and most likely place for our investment to succeed is with REG; therefore we are contributing assets and investing anew to help move REG and its efforts forward.”

“Renewable Energy Group has shown strong biodiesel industry leadership when it comes to creating green collar jobs at its industry leading biodiesel production facilities,” said Clovis Industrial Development Corporation Executive Director, Chase Gentry. “We look forward to REG’s involvement in this ongoing green economy project as the City of Clovis, State of New Mexico and the Southwest region look to reduce our dependence on imported oil and improve our air quality.”

Viant Capital represented REG in the transaction.

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For more information, please contact Renewable Energy Group’s Alicia Clancy at (o) 515‐239‐8118; (m) 515‐450‐9692 or alicia.clancy@regfuel.com

About Renewable Energy Group®:
Renewable Energy Group® (REG®), the country’s largest biodiesel producer and marketer. Committed to redefining quality, REG markets REG‐9000™ biodiesel, which exceeds ASTM quality specifications, through existing nationwide diesel infrastructure, including more than 20 terminal locations. REG‐9000 biodiesel is marketed through large petroleum companies and fuel distributors, and is utilized by onhighway fleets, municipalities, and power generator, mining, military, home heating and agriculture applications.

To learn more about Renewable Energy Group, Inc. please visit www.regfuel.com


About ARES Corporation:

ARES Corporation provides technology solutions in the areas of risk management, project management, information technology, and engineering to government agencies and contractors, and Fortune 1000 companies. ARES Corporation has more than 700 employees and more than 20 offices worldwide.

About Viant Capital:
Based in San Francisco, Viant Capital provides advisory services and investment capital to emerging companies in the energy, technology, consumer and healthcare sectors.


Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward‐Looking Statements:

This press release contains certain forward‐looking statements about REG, including statements that involve risks and uncertainties concerning REG’s proposed acquisition of ARES Corporation biodiesel plant in Clovis, New Mexico and ARES Corporation’s investment in REG. When used in this press release, the words “anticipates”, “estimates”, “may”, “can”, “will”, “believes”, “expects”, “projects”, “intends”, “likely”, similar expressions and any other statements that are not historical facts are intended to identify those assertions as forward‐looking statements. Any such statement may be influenced by a variety of factors, many of which are beyond the control of REG, that could cause actual outcomes and results to be materially different from those projected, described, expressed or implied in this press release due to a number of risks and uncertainties. Potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, the possibility that the transaction will not close or that the closing may be delayed. Accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward‐looking statements will  transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what impact they will have on the results of operations or financial condition of REG.

In addition, please refer to the documents that REG files with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on Forms 10‐K, 10‐Q and 8‐K. These filings identify and address other important factors that could cause REG’s financial and operational results to differ materially from those contained in the forward‐looking statements set forth in this document. You are cautioned to not place undue reliance on forward‐looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. REG is not under any duty to update any of the information in this release.

ARES Corporation Awarded Contract for Defense Human Resources Activity

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BURLINGAME, CA – ARES Corporation announced a contract to provide its AVERT security optimization software and related assessment services to the Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA).  DHRA will use AVERT to aid in identifying and preempting security threats which, as reported by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), have become more frequent and are now at a record high level.  AVERT will help DHRA enhance the protection of critical assets and facilities worldwide, serving as a critical tool in analyzing security systems to support the agency in the implementation of its optimal security posture.

As a Department of Defense (DoD) Field Activity, DHRA formulates, executes, and oversees DoD-mandated human resource programs, budgets, policies, and initiatives in support of America’s armed forces.  DHRA also provides guidance on the effectiveness of personnel operations, as well as support in the readiness and force protection areas.  ARES’ software and services will support DHRA’s Antiterrorism and Force Protection (ATFP) office, which is responsible for protecting DHRA personnel and facilities, at home and abroad.

“As the choice security optimization software for all DoD nuclear facilities worldwide, AVERT has been tested and proven on diverse sites in many environments,” said Steve Fogarty, Vice President of ARES’ Security Software Solutions.  “This contract with DHRA is another milestone in the expansion of AVERT’s support and protection of various government agencies.”

AVERT is the only tool of its kind on the market, incorporating security technologies, infrastructure, and personnel into a 3D model to calculate the probability of threat detection and neutralization with quantifiable metrics.  With these repeatable metrics, AVERT provides the insight needed to enhance system effectiveness and maximize return on security investments.  AVERT has received DHS SAFETY Act certification, which provides users liability indemnification and demonstrates the trust that the Government places in its analytical engine.

AVERT is developed by ARES Corporation, a global technology solutions provider in the Aerospace, Defense, Energy, Construction, Metals/Mining, and Oil/Gas industries.  ARES’ clients include government agencies, government contractors, and Fortune 1000 companies.  ARES has more than 700 employees in more than 20 offices worldwide.

ARES Corporation Announces Partnership with CPM Solutions

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BURLINGAME, CA – ARES Corporation, the makers of the award-winning PRISM project management suite, announced a partnership with CPM Solutions Ltd., a provider of project management software solutions and services.  This partnership combines the complete PRISM project management suite with CPM’s extensive market reach and experience, building on PRISM’s project controls to deliver superior solutions in the management of large, complex projects and costs.

In addition to its user-oriented customization offerings, PRISM also provides full integration between ERP Financial and Oracle-Primavera P6 to eliminate data transfer issues while monitoring project progress.  Market leaders already rely on these unique capabilities to control costs on the Alberta Tar Sands projects, some of the world’s largest oil and gas extraction sites.  When combined with sound project management practices, PRISM can also lower overall project costs by up to 20%.

“We understand the importance of flexibility as projects increase in complexity, and PRISM delivers integration capabilities as well as fast customization for all project types,” said Dr. William Vantine, President of ARES’ Software Solutions Division.  “We look forward to partnering with CPM Solutions Ltd., to deliver a comprehensive, optimal solution for our clients’ diverse needs.”

About PRISM: PRISM is a Project Management software suite designed to manage capital projects, programs, or project portfolios from conception to completion in virtually any industry.  PRISM consists of four packages: Cost & Progress, Engineering Progress, Procurement, and Contracts Administration. With an installed customer base on six continents, PRISM Project Management Suite is currently used to manage multi-billion dollar projects around the world.

About ARES Corporation: PRISM is developed by ARES Corporation, a global technology solutions provider in the Aerospace, Defense, Energy, Construction, Metals and Mining, and Oil and Gas industries.  ARES’ clients include government agencies, government contractors, and Fortune 1000 companies.  ARES has more than 700 employees in more than 20 offices worldwide.

About CPM Solutions, Ltd.: For over 19 years, CPM Solutions Ltd., has provided software solutions and services, along with training courses, to companies in numerous industries.  Their broad experience in providing project management solutions spans across diverse markets, offering project management software sales and support encompassing training, implementation, integration, and scheduling services.  With a focus on collaborative project management, CPM Solutions Ltd., empowers clients to solve the problems that are hindering their projects, driving productivity and efficiency.