October 04, 2011 08:31 ET

AtHoc Adds Former DHS Under Secretary, Honorable Jay M. Cohen, to Strategic Advisory Board

Homeland Security and Defense Veteran to Support AtHoc's Growth and Expansion in Homeland Security and Public Safety Markets

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 4, 2011) - AtHoc, Inc., the pioneer and leader in Network-Centric Emergency Mass Notification systems (EMNS), today announced the appointment of the Honorable Jay M. Cohen, Rear Admiral U.S. Navy (ret.) to its Strategic Advisory Board. Cohen will provide critical insights into customer needs, market opportunities and overall business strategy in the homeland security and public safety markets.

Cohen has a distinguished record of U.S. government service, most recently as the Under Secretary for Science and Technology at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Prior to DHS, he served in the U.S. Navy, where he retired at the rank of Rear Admiral, in which his latest duties included Chief of Naval Research and Deputy Chief of Navy Legislative Affairs. He currently serves as a principal at the Chertoff Group as well as serves on multiple boards.

"Jay will support AtHoc's significant growth within the homeland security and public safety markets," said Guy Miasnik, AtHoc President and CEO. "Jay brings with him tremendous experience and insights related to how modern age technology and innovations can be applied to answer strategic national and international security needs. We are very pleased and excited to have Jay join our Advisory Board."

Retired at the rank of Rear Admiral from the U.S. Navy on 2006, Cohen received his commission as an ensign in 1968 after graduating from the United States Naval Academy. He holds a degree in Ocean Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and a Master of Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

"It is an honor to be joining AtHoc's Strategic Advisory Board," Cohen said. "I am excited to join a great team that has already been highly successful in bringing to market new age technology to solve core life safety and security problems such as mass emergency communication. With ongoing national attention turned toward security and public safety, I look forward to working with AtHoc to debut additional innovative security solutions that will enhance government operations and the security of people and property nationwide."

About AtHoc
AtHoc is the pioneer and recognized leader in providing network-centric emergency mass notification systems to military, homeland security, government and commercial organizations. AtHoc's products are used for physical security, force protection, personnel accountability, recall and regulatory compliance. Millions of end-users worldwide, in organizations such as the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Veteran Affairs, UCLA, Microsoft, Boeing and Raytheon rely on AtHoc's unified notification systems for their emergency alerting and critical communication needs. AtHoc has partnered with market leaders including Microsoft, Cisco, Harris, Siemens, Northrop Grumman, MIR3, Lockheed Martin and others to bring these notification solutions to the public and commercial markets.

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