WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BlueLine Grid, the mission critical mobile communications company, announced that Clark Kent Ervin, Director of the Aspen Institute’s Homeland Security Program and partner at Squire Patton Boggs, has joined its Board of Directors.
Ervin previously served as Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of State, and the Broadcasting Board of Governors.
BlueLine Grid earlier this year announced an investment and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel, the firm that invests in support of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
“Clark is a unique leader in homeland security and is universally respected throughout the national security community,” said Jack Weiss, BlueLine Grid President. “Clark’s experience in the federal government, at the Aspen Institute, and in Washington will help us chart our growth in jurisdictions across the country.”
"BlueLine Grid enables public safety agencies to collaborate in a completely new way,” Ervin said. “I look forward to contributing to the Company’s roadmap and leadership in advancing critical communications for all levels of public safety and homeland security."
About BlueLine Grid
BlueLine Grid is a venture-backed company whose platform enables interoperable communications between government agencies as well as corporations. The Company serves the needs of federal, state and local government information-sharing, enabling situational awareness and efficient unified communications with a secure cloud-based platform based on verified identity that includes encrypted real-time group messaging, file sharing, location tracking and one-click video and voice conferencing.
For more information please visit www.bluelinegrid.com.
About Clark Kent Ervin
Clark Kent Ervin is Director of the Aspen Institute’s Homeland Security Program. His signature program at the Institute, the annual Aspen Security Forum, www.aspensecurityforum.org, brings top-level present and former government officials, industry and thought leaders, and nationally noted print and broadcast journalists to Aspen each summer to discuss and debate the key issues of the day in the fields of national security. Ervin also founded and serves as the executive director of the Aspen Homeland Security Group, a bipartisan group of former government officials and policy experts, co-chaired by former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and former Representative Jane Harman, that provides informal advice and counsel to the Homeland Security Secretary and other national security-related policymakers.
From 2003-2004, Ervin served as the first Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and from 2001-2002, as the Inspector General of the Department of State and, simultaneously, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the global media arm of the U.S. government.
Ervin is a member of Squire Patton Boggs’ Litigation, Defense Policy, and International Policy Practices.
In 2008, Ervin served as the co-chairman of then President-elect Barack Obama’s Transition Team for DHS. He was also a member of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s Homeland Security Advisory Council. From its inception in 2008 to its expiration in September 2011, Ervin, an appointee of then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, served as one of the eight members of the independent, bipartisan congressional Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan.