Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Towards an integrated emergency response

IJIS Institute Endorses Functional Specification for Computer Aided Dispatching

On Thursday the IJIS Institute announced that its Board of Directors, on behalf of the 140 member and affiliated companies of the IJIS Institute, has endorsed the functional specification for computer aided dispatching systems that was developed by the Law Enforcement Information Technology Standards Council (LEITSC).

LEITSC is a consortium of law enforcement organizations including the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Sheriffs' Association, the Police Executive Research Forum and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives who have joined forces to develop standards to improve the application of technology to law enforcement operations. The project was funded by grants from the National Institute of Justice and the Bureau of Justice Assistance in the Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice.

Whether it is flood, fire, or terrorism, jurisdictions need their computer aided dispatch systems to work together.


Adam said...

Oh, great, so one single bug will bring everything down?

I prefer my services somewhat chaotic, somewhat patchwork, and thus more resilient in the face of problems.

Alice said...

Surely that does not follow inevitably from compatibility.