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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.  Reaction time is critical during an asymmetric incident. Split second decisions are required and traditional methods of pushing decision data to higher echelons...

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Blueforce Development Corporation (BDC), at the request of Boston Fire Department (BFD) and Metro Boston USAR team, provided operational support for the Operation SCORE exercise at Joint Base Cape Cod during two night-time operational periods: September 15, 2017 starting at 1800 EDT running until 0700 EDT on September 16, 2017, and September 16, 2017 starting at 1800 EDT running until 0600 EDT on September 17,...

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Every year, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Annual Conference and Exposition delivers a powerful multi-day program that consists of unmatched educational tracks, renowned keynote speakers, and the largest collection of technology solutions available for law enforcement. Blueforce is proud to announce our participation at IACP 2017 through partnership with Microsoft and Harris Corporation. Michael Helfrich, Blueforce CEO, will present in the Microsoft Public...

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It was a sight that nightmares are made of; Tons of rubble and rebar and the screams of people trapped after a terrorist detonated an improvised car bomb at a school where a town meeting was being held.  The walking wounded swarmed first responders as they arrived on site and the dead could be seen on the school ground. This was the scene that hundreds of...

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PoliceOne is THE authoritative source for Law Enforcement and their recent article proves it. Every officer, every soldier, is a Blueforce Sensing Platform.  It's a common doctrinal goal for network-centric operations.  Today, we have specialized military and police dogs that are trained specifically for bomb detection, yet, a limited number of resourecs can only be deployed so far and so wide. We need bomb "noses" far and wide. When...

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Law enforcement officers need to stay connected and be able to access critical information quickly and easily. Microsoft, together with Blueforce, provides combined solutions that empower officers to better serve and protect, and still allow a choice of mobile devices and sensors that both fit the needs of the agency and officers. Mobile phones running Blueforce Tactical can be used to share and receive photos,...

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Verizon Selects Blueforce for the new Verizon Technology and Policy Center in Washington, DC Verizon recently launched their new Technology and Policy Center in Washington DC where Blueforce was selected and implemented as one of seven immersive displays for Public Safety and Smart Cities. Verizon created this space to tell stories. Not just Verizon stories, but stories that show how Verizon and their partners like Blueforce...

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Instant and Immediate Discovery of People, Sensors, and Information Services to Improve Operational Efficiency Today's threats and the way that our adversaries fight look very different than in decades past. Asymmetric threats rule the security landscape and with them come chaos and non-predictiveness. Asymmetric techniques often involve tactics that many might call "dirty fighting" which can include operational and strategic surprise and destruction in unanticipated ways....

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Drones and autonomous platforms continue to be of huge interest to commanders because they provide ground truth intelligence (to a degree) because of actual eyes-on the incident. What is validating to us is that more and more commanders see the drone platform as something more than mere imagery collection. If you are the incident commander on a train derailment, understanding whether or not the tanker...

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From seeing to sensing, and from assessing to anticipating.  Blueforce Tactical and our Command Center products were specifically designed to enable “small unit swarming”, an ability for responders from diverse agencies, to rapidly form responder networks to counter coordinated and simultaneous assaults often directed against multiple targets, using highly mobile groups to inflict casualties, garner press, and to inflict considerable human and infrastructure damage. These...

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