D.O.D. Signs Additional Contract for White Canvas Group’s GridMeNow™
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA (SEPTEMBER 28, 2012) - White Canvas Group, a technology solutions developer, announced today that it has been awarded a contract with the U.S. Department of Defense (Combating Terrorism Technology Support Office) to provide a customized version of its GridMeNow™ (GMN) solution for Department of Homeland Security end users at various locations along the border. GMN, a Smartphone-based situational awareness platform, enables border agents to instantly send and receive texts, pictures, and video reports with geographic positions, and relay critical intelligence to their peers about International Border area incidents.
Unlike traditional two-way radio or phone communications, GMN can provide the precise location of an incident and a picture of what is unfolding, immediately relaying contextual information to other agents and command staff. It’s as easy to use as a cell phone, but provides the real-time, sophisticated data needed for agents and command personnel to take timely and effective action.
“GridMeNow essentially places dispersed agents on the scene of an incident, giving them the details and data they simply can’t get with other communications technologies, dramatically enhancing their ability to respond quickly and knowledgeably,” said Jon Iadonisi, co-founder of White Canvas Group. “We’re honored that the D.O.D. has awarded us this contract, which greatly expands the number of border locations using GrideMeNow, directly impacting their operational effectiveness.” The only truly customizable solution of its kind, GMN is currently used by diverse clients, including a Federal Commission for emergency planning, Virginia Tech, the United States Naval Academy, various US defense organizations and Cotton, the global disaster solutions company.