Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 29, 2009
FCN Technologies today announced that Headquarters National Guard Bureau has selected Desktop Alert, Inc. for their next generation alert and recall automation infrastructure. Desktop Alert (DTA) provides an extensive NetCentric Architecture for the emergency mass notification and personnel accountability system. Desktop Alert provides all of the components needed to execute controlled information management and content distribution. DTA's enterprise platform will result in the first nationwide Military network alerting system. This system will integrate all of the Guards' 54 States and Territories, Air Wings, and the Guards Headquarter elements. This contract represents the single largest deployment of an IP-based mass notification platform in U.S. Military history.
Desktop Alert will be a key supporting element of the United State's National Warning System (NAWAS). DTA will provide the State's and Territories' leadership with the ability to contact their citizen soldiers in the event of an emergency or threat condition. Desktop Alert and their cutting edge technology alliance members have based the architecture of DTA upon proven commercial and Military deployments that are currently deployed around the world. A key aspect of the winning architecture is the unique ability for leadership to quickly assess and react to a crisis or threat condition. Another core capability is the system's ability to "De-Alert" the Guard's personnel and return them to their private lives in an expeditious manner.
Desktop Alert is a Sponsor-Level Member with OASIS Emergency Interoperability. OASIS is the standards organization that developed the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP). CAP is a vendor independent industry standard that allows for interoperability amongst disparate alert information systems. CAP-compliant systems are interoperable with DTA. DTA CAP servers are capable of receiving or publishing CAP messages nationwide.
"Our current deployments of DTA on both the classified and unclassified networks in Iraq directly support the Warfighter and are the basis for bringing this capability to the National Guard Bureau. The DTA platform can integrate with all Federal, state and local emergency management applications and standards and is fully compliant with DISA and Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC) standards," said Desktop Alert founder, Howard Ryan. "What our executive and development team witnessed firsthand on the ground in the Southwest Asian Theater, was a driving force in our planning and execution for this award."
"The National Guard Bureau's capability to manage the alerting of their state's most critical resource, the National Guard Soldier/Airman, is the primary focus of our team's mission and vision" says Desktop Alert President, David Zadick.
FCN Technology Solutions (FCN) is full service solutions provider and a woman-owned, small business serving the Federal Government and surrounding Washington DC Metro area. We provide high quality engineering services, networking services, storage solutions, IT disaster recovery solutions, enterprise application development consultation services and products vital to the operations of the Federal Government. FCN retains best-in-class Systems Engineers, Account Managers, Sales Engineers, Subject Matter Experts and Consulting teams that are certified on the products and services that we provide.
For more information on FCN, please visit http://www.fcnit.com
About Desktop Alert:
DTA is a recognized leader providing enterprise-class, network-centric emergency notification systems to government, Military, and commercial organizations. Worldwide organizations such as the Multi-National Forces in IRAQ, The U.S. Air Force, The U.S. Army, The National Guard and many more now utilize the DTA unified mass notification system for emergency alerting and critical communication requirements. During a notification, Desktop Alert can contact thousands of computer users at their desktop and require them to click to confirm receipt of the message flashed on their screen. Those not verified can then be listed on a report and/or sent as a "Target Package" to be automatically contacted by other means such as email, SMS, phone calls and other devices.
For more information on Desktop Alert, please visit http://www.desktopalert.net.