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Research on Law Enforcement Use of Common Operational Picture (COP) Technologies

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $499,986)

This award was competitively made in response to a proposal submitted by CNA to a National Institute of Justice FY 2015 solicitation: FY15 “Research on Law Enforcement Use of Common Operational Picture (COP) Technologies”

CNA proposes a mixed-method study that will include (1) a national survey of law enforcement agencies to discern the types of COP technologies used in the field, (2) a technical review of COP technologies and their capabilities, and (3) a set of case studies intended to produce narratives of the COP technology adoption process as well as lessons learned and best practices regarding implementation and use of COP technologies. This study will involve five phases over two years: (1) preparation and technology review, (2) a national survey, (3) qualitative case studies (agency selection to be informed by the national survey), (4) analysis, and (5) development and dissemination of results.

This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law.


Date Created: September 23, 2015