The new system will let state's law-enforcement agencies share critical intelligence instantaneously.
New York state will soon have a new weapon in the war on terrorism: a new, secure counter-terrorism network that will let the state's law-enforcement agencies share critical intelligence instantaneously.
The system was designed by IBM and co-developed by the state's Office of Public Safety in consultation with other state police associations. A pilot, which cost $100,000 and supports 16 law-enforcement zones, was launched this week and initially allows electronic alerts to be sent via a secure network to recipients using standalone flat-screen PCs. However, the next phase of the project will enable two-way communication between the state's 543 law-enforcement agencies and police departments. The total cost of the network is about $2 million.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.