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In-Q-Tel makes IT management investment

In-Q-Tel, the investment arm for the intelligence community, has placed a bet on BlueLine Grid, a company with an identity-based mobile communications platform.

In-Q-Tel, backed by the CIA, invests in companies with technologies that can help the intelligence community meet its mission.

In the case of BlueLine Grid, the technology addresses security concerns around interoperable communications and information sharing. The company’s mobile messaging platform is based on verified identity.

The company has customers in the law enforcement as well as state, local and federal agencies, according to its website. Its products include features such as messaging, location, alerts, notifications, data sharing and others.

The investment from In-Q-Tel will allow the company to further develop its products and expand into the national security market.

“We are excited to be partnering with In-Q-Tel to develop our solutions for new jurisdictions and companies across the country,” said Jack Weiss, BlueLine Grid president, in a statement.

The company’s solutions can connect a variety of users from different organizations and different locations and create a common operating picture that allows for sharing messages, video, voice and data, the company said.

The size of In-Q-Tel’s investment was not disclosed. In the past, the firm has invested in companies with promising technologies in areas such as advanced analytics, infrastructure and security, mobility, video and imaging and detection and analysis.

Posted by Nick Wakeman on Apr 30, 2015 at 12:17 PM


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