Markets We Serve
BlackHawk Datacom specializes in creating custom technology solutions for a diverse set of industries including Oil and Gas, Maritime and Utility companies.
Oil and Gas
For companies operating in the US Unconventional Shale plays, the efficient deployment, security and operation of remote assets is critical. Today’s Oil and Gas Operator engages in a constant quest to lower the cost of getting the product to the market; from the time that the initial and substantial investment is made into the exploration of a new prospect to the eventual end of life of that prospect far into the future. Even as the pace of remote operations continues to quicken, and the location of those operations continues to move farther from established infrastructure, the human resources available to effectively maintain and manage those operations become increasingly more taxed.
As technology continues to evolve at an amazing speed and the global community seems to shrink by the day, one thing has remained constant. The need to move personnel and materials to high value, mission critical operations in and around the waters of the world continues to present a host of logistical and safety challenges. Blackhawk Datacom delivers innovative technology solutions to ensure that those maritime operations can maintain a safety and efficiency level required to keep our customers competitive in this global marketplace.
Threats to US national security evolve in tandem with technological advancements. Businesses operating in this sector must demonstrate not only mastery of engineering and scientific fundamentals but also remain nimble in response to emerging threats and customer needs. Today, BlackHawk Datacom leverages its success supporting US interests in the oil and gas, maritime, and utilities markets to develop novel solutions to specific national security concerns.
Water & Wastewater
At local, regional and national levels, water quality has become a critical issue. While the US has one of the safest water supplies in the world, environmental contamination and weather extremes of drought and flooding continue to put pressure on fresh water sources and underground aquafers. Parallel to the depletion of water sources, the water treatment and distribution infrastructure is severely aged, and nearing the end of its useful life. Estimates range into the trillions of dollars to bring the national water and wastewater infrastructure to the standards needed to meet the rising demand.
As the global threat of terrorism grows, and the likelihood of domestic terrorism becomes more real, the federal government has turned its attention to safeguarding the electric power grid assets. The North American Electric Reliability Corporation's (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) reliability standards have long been the voluntary guidelines used by electric utility organizations to address security issues. More recently, the US government and NERC’s approach to critical infrastructure protection has shifted from voluntary guidelines to standards that are more prescriptive.
Since 9/11, the federal government has poured tremendous financial and human resources into the security of our nation’s major airports. The effectiveness of those efforts can be, and often is, debated. One thing that cannot be debated is the fact that smaller, regional airports have not received the attention or funds to address security issues. BlackHawk Datacom recognizes these regional airports as a critical part of the country’s infrastructure. These locations serve a critical role in supporting commerce around the country.