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BlackBerry, Microsoft Integrate Offerings for Remote Workforce; David Wiseman, Mike Ammerlaan Quoted

Microsoft Teams Blackberry AtHoc Integration

BlackBerry has integrated the AtHoc critical event management technology with Microsoft's communication and collaboration platform to support the virtual workforce. "This new capability to manage the incident response process through Teams will streamline communications and give greater visibility over the recovery progress of an unfolding event,” said David Wiseman, vice president of secure communications at BlackBerry.

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BlackBerry to Combine Notification Tech With Counter-Drone Platform

BlackBerry and Dedrone has partnered to incorporate alerting software into platforms built to help customers detect and counter drone threats. The AtHoc notification technology will allow users of Dedrone's counter-drone technology to receive alerts when  unauthorized and hostile unmanned aircraft systems are operating over a site's airspace, BlackBerry said Wednesday.

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BlackBerry to Donate Crisis Communication Tech for American Red Cross Missions

Blackberry has extended a partnership with the American Red Cross to continue support for the nonprofit organization’s disaster response missions with a company-made emergency communication platform. Red Cross plans to deploy the AtHoc system to almost 500 branches nationwide as part of efforts to facilitate communications between the organization and its staff members, …

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BlackBerry’s Crisis Comm Platform Gets FedRAMP Certification

BlackBerry has obtained certification under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program to provide its cloud-based crisis communication service to federal agencies. The company said Tuesday its AtHoc software-as-a-service offering received FedRAMP authorization through the sponsorship of the Federal Aviation Administration. The U.S. Army also granted AtHoc a certificate of networthiness and authority to operate  in …

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BlackBerry Crisis Comms Software Receives Army Authority to Operate, Certificate of Networthiness

The U.S. Army has awarded BlackBerry‘s AtHoc networked crisis communications software a certificate of networthiness and authority to operate through April 2019 to support uninterrupted use of the software by the service branch. BlackBerry said Wednesday the software works to relay information to soldiers and other personnel and coordinate rapid responses during emergencies …

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USCG Seeks to Expand Alert Warning Tool’s Functions Through AtHoc Software; Dubhe Beinhorn Comments

The U.S. Coast Guard has selected BlackBerry‘s AtHoc division to provide a software platform in support of efforts to expand the functionalities of the service branch’s alert warning tool. AtHoc will integrate its Crisis Communication software with USCG’s Alert Warning System 2.0 in order to facilitate transmission of emergency alerts as …

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BlackBerry Receives Crisis Comms Software Order From Senate’s Sergeant-at-Arms Office

BlackBerry has secured a five-year, multimillion dollar contract to provide crisis communications software for the Joint Emergency Mass Notification Systems of the Senate Sergeant at Arms Office. The company said Tuesday AtHoc-built software will power JEMNS to facilitate secure notification and communications in the event of a critical situation for approximately 50,000 people that work and visit the U.S. …

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BlackBerry Updates AtHoc Crisis Mgmt Platform to Address Emergency Communication Issues

BlackBerry‘s AtHoc division has updated its crisis management platform in an effort to address market trends. BlackBerry said Monday the updates include an option to create rules for forwarding alerts received from external organizations and sources, automated staff mustering, management alerting and severity-codified notifications. “Critical events are inherently complex, and our customers have been …

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Pentagon Force Protection Agency Renews AtHoc Crisis Comms Tech Contract

The 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 …

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