BlackBerry AtHoc for Federal Government
When you’re running an event as complex as the G7 Summit, nothing ever goes exactly as planned. Anything can happen. BlackBerry AtHoc helps ensure that no matter what issues we encounter, we’re ready to address them quickly and efficiently.
Michel Bouvier, Chief of Operations, Summit Integrated Command Center, Global Affairs Canada’s Summits Management Office
BlackBerry AtHoc provides us with cost-effective ways to facilitate and enhance the safety and security of any community.
Maxim Zakurdaev, Enterprise Architect and Technical Product Management, Canada House of Commons
Unified Crisis Communication for Critical Events
Integrated Communication and Coordination
Agency-Wide Mass Notification
Communicate across all channels (smartphones, tablets, computers, desk phones) to notify personnel throughout the organization.
BlackBerry AtHoc also allows agencies to share authoritative information with the public in real time during crises and integrate with Canada’s NAAD and U.S. FEMA’s IPAWS to reach the public via alerting systems such as Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS), Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), Emergency Alert System (EAS), and NOAA HazCollect for non-weather emergency messages (NWEMs).
Alerts can be sent to mass communication devices, such as sirens, radios, fire panels, radio and TV systems, and digital billboards.
Gold Winner — Government Cybersecurity
Certifications and Compliance
National governments worldwide trust BlackBerry to meet their secure communication and operational continuity needs. More U.S. federal government agencies use BlackBerry AtHoc to help protect their people than any other emergency notification system or crisis communication solution.
BlackBerry AtHoc complies with many international standards:
- ISO 22301 and other business resilience standards
- ISO/IEC 27001:2013 – Information Security Management System Certified
- General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
BlackBerry AtHoc complies with the following U.S. federal personnel accountability mandates:
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security: DHS Directive 008-04
- NIST SP 800-53 Rev 3 (at a moderate FIPS 199 classification)
- Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act designation
- FEMA Safety law emergency plans under OSHA and Canada's equivalent
- U.S. Department of Defense: DoDI 3001.02
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: VA Directive 0325
- U.S. FEMA Guidance Directives: FCD 1
- U.S. OPM Accountability: Executive Order 13197
- Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Program (DIACAP) Certification and Accreditation
- Data Center Certifications: SSAE-16 SOC I Type II Certified and LEED Certified Data Center
AtHoc Connect for Federal Agencies: Cross-Agency Communication and Collaboration
Communicate and collaborate with other organizations throughout a crisis.