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May 30, 2006

DHS update on interoperable communications

Filed under: State and Local HLS,Technology for HLS — by Christian Beckner on May 30, 2006

A presentation on the DHS “Interoperable Communications Technical Assistance Program” delivered at a conference last week is now available online at this link, in Powerpoint format. It provides a solid overview of the Department’s progress in supporting investment in interoperable communications at the state and local level, and it offers the statistic that out of the $5.6 billion in homeland security grant funds spent on equipment, $1.8 billion has gone for interoperable communications – a very substantial investment of funds by the Department over the last three years.

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Comment by Art Botterell

May 31, 2006 @ 1:21 am

One has to worry a bit when “dollars spent” are held up as a measure of success.

Clearly a bonanza of federal money is flowing to the vendors of interoperability gizmos, but what metrics indicate that this particular spending priority is actually yielding improved operational outcomes?

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August 26, 2006 @ 3:17 pm

Homeland Security has spent $1.8 Billion on “interoperable communications”…

Homeland Security Watch » DHS update on interoperable communications. A goal has been established, especially after lobbying by vendors, to upgrade the nation’s public safety wireless communications to provide for interoperable communications.

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