"Technology assistance is now available to law enforcement agencies that are in the process of procuring or updating either a computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system or records management system (RMS). With support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Law Enforcement Information Technology Standards Council (LEITSC) announces a technical assistance program that will provide law enforcement agencies with an opportunity to work with the Standard Functional Specifications for Law Enforcement CAD Systems and the Standard Functional Specifications for Law Enforcement RMS. These tools provide significant guidance to agencies developing a request for proposal (RFP) for purchasing or upgrading CAD systems or RMS. The Technology Assistance Program is an opportunity for agencies to obtain technology assistance and consulting services as they adopt standard functional specifications for law enforcement CAD systems or RMS or both or as they implement the Information Exchange Package Documentations (IEPDs) Recent events, such as terrorist threats and catastrophic natural disasters, have revealed a critical need for increasing information sharing capacities across disciplines, jurisdictions, agencies, and geographic areas. As these needs are increasingly addressed by the application of new technologies and cross-agency interaction, it is imperative to also focus on information quality. The justice system depends on information sharing. With the rapid proliferation and evolution of new technologies, increased data sharing requires increased responsibility for information quality to ensure sound justice decision making."
Office of Justice Programs: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/