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A Blueforce advisor told us very early on that to truly understand customer pain and the very problems we hoped to solve with our technology, we had to "live a week in the breach". So we did, and we continue to do so. We spend many, many weeks each year deployed alongside of intelligence analysts, far forward commanders, door kickers, CBRN responders, EOD, investigators, undercover...

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Blueforce, like most companies, works to attract a Board of Advisors. These are folks that have served in tactical and leadership positions in the markets we want to pursue. One of our most important mentors was a former Marine who was a senior executive in Donald Rumsfeld's (SecDef) Pentagon. He insisted that for Blueforce to really understand the challenges, we had to "spend a week...

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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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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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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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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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When law enforcement responds to a scene, they face a large number of unknowns.  A scene that initially seems calm, can quickly escalate to one of extreme violence.  Those seconds where escalation begins can be of extreme importance to other responding units.  What has been missing, until now, is a connected solution that leverages telemetry data from firearms, combined with tactical edge information sharing, to...

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Philadelphia, PA, October 17, 2017 – Yardarm Technologies and Blueforce Development announced today a jointly developed demonstration of Yardarm Gun Aware and Holster Aware sensors delivering real-time situation awareness to the Blueforce Command Center. The solution gives commanders a single view of the weapon status for all their officers, plus awarenesss of the officer’s biotelemetry and other environmental sensors shown as part of the Microsoft...

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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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