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Domain Awareness

https://vimeo.com/835459614/c02402ee43?share=copy Incidents and the subsequent emergency responses can be chaotic, especially when they involve multiple agencies and organizations that need to work together to respond to the crisis. In such situations, there may be confusion about roles and responsibilities, communication breakdowns, and a lack of coordination. Shortly after 9/11, the U.S. government commissioned programs that ultimately led to the National Incident Management (NIMS) framework which defines...

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Protective services encompass a diverse range of security measures aimed at safeguarding individuals, assets, and sensitive information. These services are tailored to the unique needs of each client, whether they are high-profile individuals, corporate executives, or public figures. Personal protective services, commonly known as bodyguards or executive protection agents, provide physical security by ensuring the safety of the client in various environments. They assess potential...

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To many, sentiment analysis is known as opinion mining, a natural language processing (NLP) technique used to determine the emotional tone or sentiment expressed in a piece of text. It involves analyzing text data to identify whether the sentiment expressed is positive, negative, neutral, or sometimes even more nuanced emotions like anger, joy, sadness, etc.  The primary goal of sentiment analysis is to understand the underlying...

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John Boyd, a Korean War U.S. Air Force pilot and subsequent military strategist, has been front and center in how we at Blueforce have thought about and designed our technology for use by our national security and public safety decision makers. During the Korean War, Boyd was curious as to why the F-86 Sabre was so dominant in shooting down the Russian MiG-15. He quickly...

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Complex emergency management is fundamentally a lesson in organized chaos where accountability is a core foundational element of shared situational awareness. Knowing where to find what you need can be as chaotic given that response assets — the vehicles, equipment, autonomous platforms — are rarely in one place and scattered throughout an area of operation. Asset inventory coupled with resources and capability on a “single...

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Modular Open Systems Architecture (MOSA) refers to an approach that promotes the design and implementation of systems using open standards and modular components. It emphasizes the use of well-defined interfaces and standards, allowing for the seamless integration and interchangeability of various subsystems and components. In the military and public safety context, MOSA offers significant value by enhancing interoperability, scalability, and affordability of strategic and tactical...

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While "domain awareness" has been a long-standing requirement for military and counter-terrorism operations, Blueforce has been hearing this more and more for incident management in the public safety and emergency management spaces. Domain awareness is of paramount importance for emergency managers as it provides a comprehensive understanding of the operating environment in which emergencies or disasters occur. Here are several reasons why domain awareness is...

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