Atlas Tactical Communications Recovery Act Project: ICE Recovery Act Program Plan [open pdf - 394KB]
"The Recovery Act funds will be used to modernize the tactical communications (TC) systems that ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] agents and officers use to support mission-critical operations. ICE tactical communications systems consist of radio site infrastructure, network backbone and connectivity equipment, deployable communications, vehicle-based systems, and handheld radio equipment. The purpose of the TC Recovery Act Project is to provide timely delivery of mission-critical tactical communications systems and services in direct support of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) mission, goals, objectives, and programs. The TC Recovery Act Project will improve public and officer safety, operational security, and enforcement effectiveness during routine, special, and emergency response operations. ICE will achieve these improvements through the deployment of state-of-the-art tactical communications systems. This project will provide enhanced technology to improve communications capabilities, interoperability, and coordination for ICE law enforcement personnel located in the Boston region (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island) and Denver region (Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and Colorado). The TC Recovery Act Project provides public benefits through the implementation of tactical communications technology that will enable ICE agents and officers to better execute routine operations, maintain continuity of communications and operations, and to strengthen emergency response and recovery. These enhanced capabilities will enable ICE to better support DHS mission, goals, objectives, and programs to secure America. Improving the coverage, capacity, and voice quality of tactical communications systems will increase the ability of ICE agents and officers to collaborate and communicate during mission-critical operations."
Department of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/