MILITARY

Fort Hood Update

Three Years Later. Lessons Learned and Best Practices. Desktop Alert Usage at Fort Hood.

UPDATE: Desktop Alert complimented for system performance during April 2nd, 2014 Active Shooter Event.

On September 2010, after a thorough vetting of qualified Department of Defense Mass Notification Providers with proven enterprise-level mass notification experience and capability Fort Hood selected Desktop Alert for its IP-Based Mass Notification Requirements. “By procuring Desktop Alert, Fort Hood has not only satisfied the desktop alerting requirement of the Secretary of Defense’s defined Fully Operational Capabilities for mass notification and warnings, but we are now armed with another capability to get the warning out,” U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hood.
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Norad/Northern Command Adopt Desktop Alert

Enterprise Roll Out

Headquarters NORAD and U.S. Northern Command Adopts National Guard / Fema Emergency Notification System Powered By Desktop Alert. NORAD and U.S. Northern Command are now leveraging the same IP-based, network-centric technology currently in use nationwide by the U.S. National Guard Enterprise, U.S. Air National Guard Enterprise and FEMA Headquarters. The unification of these major commands and FEMA will result in the most comprehensive U.S. Military IP-Based Early Warning System nationwide.
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Army News

U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)

The U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has deployed the Desktop Alert mass notification (MNS) software in support of the Wide Area Alert Notification (WAAN) requirements. With the continued implementation of the Desktop Alert and Cassidian combined early warning notification systems, DoD organizations such as DTRA are on track to meet the Office of the Secretary of Defense emergency mass notification enterprise-wide requirements, per the Ft. Hood after-action report recommendations, and Department of Defense (DoD) Instruction 6055.17 for installation emergency management.
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Air Force Global Strike Command News

USAF News

The U.S. Air Force at Malmstrom awarded an enterprise-wide sustainment agreement for Desktop Alert mass notification (MNS) software in support of the Wide Area Alert Notification (WAAN) requirements. With the continued implementation of Desktop Alerts’ total notification platform, Malmstrom AFB is on track to meet the Office of the Secretary of Defense emergency mass notification enterprise-wide requirements, per the Ft. Hood after-action report recommendations, and Department of Defense (DoD) Instruction 6055.17 for installation emergency management. Certified by the Department of The U.S. Air Force for Enterprise Network Operations Notification and Tracking. The decision was based on the validation of test data reviewed by AFNIC/NVI, tested by AFNIC/NVI and documented in the certification.
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