Pentagon Force Protection Agency Renews AtHoc Crisis Comms Tech Contract

cyber, computerThe Pentagon Force Protection Agency has awarded a BlackBerry division a potential four-year contract to help the agency expand deployment of a suite of crisis communications applications at the Defense Department.

AtHoc said Tuesday its Networked Crisis Communications Suite will support about 37,000 users throughout the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Defense Security Services and the Washington Headquarters Services.

“Their trust in AtHoc reinforces a shared mission for early warning, personnel accountability and cross-organization information sharing during times of crisis,” said Guy Miasnik, AtHoc president.

The apps suite has helped PFPA to establish an emergency warning and permission-based communications system for internal and various external organizations, according to AtHoc.

The contract has one base year and an option that could extend work through 2020.

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