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Author: Michael Helfrich

You and almost everyone you know carry a smart device. By 2020, some reports estimate that globally there will be approximately 20 billion smart devices in use. What’s the connection? Must be the voice communications, right? Or perhaps it’s the real-time internet access that we crave. Many of us already rely on smart devices for social interaction, connectivity, and business intelligence. These days, you and...

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Not a week goes by without someone asking us if we are the "Blue Force Tracker" people. We are not. We named the company as Blueforce Development Corporation because all of the folks on our team share a common purpose in building rapidly adaptable technology for all blue force (the good guys) in all national security and public safety sectors. Yet, we do understand the...

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General Stanley A. McChrystal (RET) will likely go down in history as a fundamental change agent in how we think about and organize to counter a very different 21st century threat model. His success in the US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) was rooted in seeing our enemies as decentralized and autonomous fighting forces. They are not bound by treaty nor institutional rules of engagement, but...

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Blueforce Announces General Availability of BlueforceEDGE Azure IoT Plugin for Real-Time Stream Analytics Our industry talks a lot about the importance of information, but what often goes missing is any consideration of the PERISHABILITY of information. That is, some bits of data have a shelf life measured in minutes and hours, where other bits hold value for days, months, and even years. Blueforce chose to innovate...

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Sensitive Site Exploitation (SSE) has become a core focus given the potential for executing special operations missions in or near sites suspected of manufacturing, storing, or supporting weapons of mass destruction (WMD) to include chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN). A generation ago, regimes with access to these munitions were limited to developed and relatively stable nation states. However, the operating environment has drastically changed,...

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Verbal descriptions of what is happening at an incident scene via land mobile radio (LMR) is valuable, but the ability to see what is happening in real-time is priceless to a commander tasked with making high-stakes decisions on-scene. These same video streams are equally valuable to the operators executing the tactical action. Blueforce Mobile Command & Control solutions makes live video streams available to commander...

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Counter-terrorism operations take so many shapes across the national security landscape.  We have been there first hand, from Iraq to the African continent, to New York City.  Our heros in New York City present one way, while our friends who jump into new found tunnels on the border present another.  Our participation in Military Working Dog programs and how they leverage our technology never ceases...

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Recent terrorist attacks and active shooter incidents have shared a common similarity: 100's of armed responders from many agencies descending on the scene to help neutralize the situation. With that comes not only a radio interoperability problem, but a command interoperability problem. Blueforce products were specifically designed to enable secure “small unit swarming”, an ability for responders from diverse agencies, to rapidly form responder networks...

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Laws are not enforced from a desk. They are enforced out in the world on our streets and highways by brave men and women who face unpredictable and constantly evolving threats. The Blueforce Mobile Command & Control solution leverages Blueforce’s patented mobile and sensor fusion technology and Microsoft’s powerful Azure platform to provide the law enforcement community with an operational advantage, enabling better informed and...

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Blueforce is proud to announce that we have been named one of the "Top 10 Homeland Security Solution Providers" by CIOReview magazine.  In a world dominated by asymmetric threats, a split second’s delay in command decision can drive the success or failure of a mission. In such a scenario, ensuring that the right person at the right time receives actionable information is essential for mission...

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