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Bringing New Communications Capabilities to Law Enforcement:Communications Technologies Center of Excellence (COE)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $3,682,743)

The applicant proposes to host, within the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center System, the Communications Technologies Center of Excellence (COE) with support from the Sheriff's Association of Texas, to support the Communications Technology (CommTech) portfolio and related areas. Activities include 1) hosting the Technology Working Group (TWG) meetings that develop research goals to assist law enforcement (LE) agencies communications needs, 2) assisting the NIJ portfolio manager in enhancing the research and development (R&D) for LE communication tools, 3) providing a mechanism for testing, evaluation and demonstrations technologies and tools for law enforcement agencies that have been developed either by our grantees or from outside parties and disseminate the results appropriately, 4) support the adoption of communications technologies by LE agencies that were developed either by our grantees or by outside parties, 5) assist in developing communication technology guidelines and standards that draw from TWG requirements, R&D conducted by grantees and/or the test, evaluation and demonstration activities of the COE, and 6) when requested, provide specialized technology assistance to local agencies requesting assistance for LE communications technology and tools.


Date Created: September 11, 2007