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National Institute of Justice Continuation Awards

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2001, $175,278)

Project Summary for 2001-RB-CX-K001

The Capital Wireless Integrated Network (CapWIN) is the first multi-state integrated wireless public safety and transportation network that will provide interoperability between Law Enforcement, Fire/EMS and transportation agencies in the Washington, DC metropolitan area (Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia). The initial goals are to provide data access to those agencies that currently have no capability and to begin to tie existing data networks together that are currently incompatible. The ultimate goal is to establish a permanent integrated network capability enabling multiple agencies and units to communicate directly and access information in real time. This will be of particular use not only in critical incident management but day-to-day operations as well. Because of this, the CapWIN project planners have created a communications interoperability project that will be viewed as a national model. Responding to school security incidents will be greatly improved by this system, as agencies will be able to communicate immediately.


Date Created: June 28, 2001