June 10, 2015 19:27 ET

U.S. Air Force Awards $7.5 Million for AtHoc Networked Crisis Communication Solution

Emergency Mass Notification System by AtHoc Meets Highest Security Requirements

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 10, 2015) - AtHoc, Inc., the leader in networked crisis communication, today announced the award of multi-year contracts with the U.S. Air Force. The scope of these contracts is global, including all installations under Air Combat Command (ACC), U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC), Air Mobility Command (AMC), Air Education and Training Command (AETC), Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) and several other organizations and installations across the Air Force. These contracts for AtHoc demonstrate the Air Force's unwavering commitment to protect its airmen, civilians and contractors with modern and secure network-centric emergency mass notification systems.

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The AtHoc networked crisis communication solution empowers organizations to communicate and collaborate within and across each other in times of crisis. For the U.S. Air Force, AtHoc answers the Department of Defense requirements for deployment of an installation-wide Emergency Mass Notification System that reaches all base personnel within ten minutes as well as achieves horizontal and vertical communication and information sharing in response to threats or incidents. AtHoc's advanced security capabilities assure the solution complies with the strictest regulatory requirements for cyber security and the protection of personally identifiable information (PII).

"We are deeply honored by the trust the Air Force continues to place in AtHoc," said Mike Brown, AtHoc's Director of U.S. Air Force Programs. "The Air Force's recognition of AtHoc's innovations in critical communications, security and reliability is an important validation of our leadership in technology and in execution."

AtHoc is a complete networked crisis communication system that leverages existing hardware and notification systems, consolidating current notification channels into a single, secure and cost-effective solution. AtHoc supports Air Force rapid emergency response in situations ranging from natural disasters to active shooter incidents. In addition to emergency alerting, the comprehensive nature of the solution also simplifies communication for efficient collaboration between joint bases, mission partners as well as facilitating coordination of regional response activities.

"With these long-term contracts," continued Brown, "we continue to protect the men and women serving our country with the industry's most secure, cost-efficient and comprehensive emergency alerting capabilities."

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AtHoc is the pioneer and recognized leader in networked crisis communication, protecting millions of people around the world. AtHoc provides a seamless and reliable exchange of critical information among organizations, their people, devices and external entities. A trusted partner to the world's most demanding customers, AtHoc is the #1 provider to the US Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, and safeguards numerous other government agencies and leading commercial enterprises. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, the company operates around the globe. For more information about AtHoc, please visit