Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2002, $472,500)
Project Summary for grant 2002-TE-CX-K002
The purpose of this effort is to provide research support and assistance to the Capital Wireless Integrated Network (CapWIN) project in the development of policies for governing CapWIN and in linking and coordinating with other agencies, groups and organizations. The methodology will be largely interpretive (although some modeling and simulation may be required). The analyses will utilize archival information and data, literature review and expert interviews (both local in the Washington, D.C. Region as well as in other regions that are pursuing the development of integrated communication networks for safety, justice security, emergency management and transportation management). Additionally, the extended project staff (staff at the University of Maryland as well as at George Mason University) will participate in various joint meetings and brainstorming sessions to advise and inform the task work. Formal reports for each of the tasks will be produced to describe the analyses, findings, conclusions and recommendations resulting from the research. In keeping with the strong publication record of the staff for this project several peer reviewed journal articles will be published describing the project research findings. A central theme in these articles will be the generalized ability or the portability of the findings and recommendations.