One of the companies I have the pleasure of advising and interacting with is SitScape, a firm making incredible contributions to the ability of command centers, fusion centers and those that work with dynamic situations to bring vast quantities of information together for operational decision-making. If you have ever been in a command center you know this is an area in need of dramatic improvement and SitScape is doing just that. Their potential has been recognized by many, resulting in not just accolades but investment from thought leading firms like In-Q-Tel. SitScape provides significant improvements to any environment in need of rapid visualization, visual real-time collaboration and mobility support. They help move disparate legacy system data into web-based collaborative User Defined Operational Pictures on the fly, and enable significantly enhanced information access, sharing and collaboration from any device for real-time on-demand situational awareness and understanding.
With this note I want to share some very exciting news just issued in a press release from Sitscape. The release is copied below:
SitScape, Inc. Receives Multi-Million Dollar Award from United States Air Force
November 15, 2012 – Vienna, VA SitScape, Inc. — the global leader in Collaborative User-Defined-Operating-Picture (UDOP) software, for shared situational awareness and visual dynamic collaboration — today announced that it has received a Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) Award from the U.S. Air Force. The award was granted September 2012.
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY2011, Section 1073, provided the Department of Defense (DoD) with the authority and funds to facilitate the rapid insertion of innovative technologies into military systems or programs meeting critical national security needs.
Regarding the award: the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) has established a policy for implementing RIF technologies. The Air Force RIF is managed through the Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Science, Technology, and Engineering (SAF/AQR).
The winning technology initiatives are to resolve operational challenges characterized by the following four critical national security areas of particular interest to the Air Force or Joint Urgent Operational Needs (JUONs) with an Air Force application:
1) Rapid Fielding to Support Overseas Contingency Operations
2) Cyberspace Superiority and Mission Assurance
3) Improved System Sustainment
4) Power Generation and Energy for Platforms
SitScape’s collaboration and situational awareness software was determined to be an innovative technology that meets Air Force RIF requirements.
“We are excited and honored to receive this prestigious award from the U.S. Air Force,” said Kevin Yin, CEO of SitScape. “The Air Force’s selection and use of SitScape’s innovative technology and capabilities will further enhance our efforts to support the Department of Defense and its national security missions.”
By leveraging SitScape’s award-winning software, Air Force mission users, operators, and analysts will gain greater utility and integration over their current disparate information sources and siloed applications. By simply using a Web browser, and with no programming needed, they can contextually visualize, communicate, share, and collaborate in real-time across globally distributed users and organizations. This can be done via a PC or mobile device for rapid situational awareness, enhanced shared situational understanding, and actionable operational intelligence.
SitScape is the global leader in Collaborative User-Defined-Operating-Picture (UDOP) Situational Awareness software solutions. SitScape is ideally suited for Cyber Security Watch, Command & Control Centers, Operations Centers, Data Centers, Situation Rooms, Traffic Monitoring, Emergency Response Teams, Intelligence Analysts, and C4ISR applications. SitScape has large customers with varied applications in both the Federal and Commercial spaces.
To learn more about SitScape and its software, please visit www.sitscape.com, and contact: Jeff Heubusch, Director of Marketing and Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congrats to all at Sitscape, especially to my friend and the innovative, mission-focused thought leader bringing all this together, Kevin Yin. Keep pressing Kevin! The world needs what you are delivering.
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