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Agenda Introduction to NIJ The NLECTC System NIJ s RDT&E Process - Notes on Location and Tracking Solicitations Wrap-Up 2

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NIJ and RDT&E Precision Indoor Personnel Location and Tracking for Emergency Responders Technology Workshop August 6, 2007 Joe Heaps Program Manager, CommTech Office of Science and Technology National
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NIJ and RDT&E Precision Indoor Personnel Location and Tracking for Emergency Responders Technology Workshop August 6, 2007 Joe Heaps Program Manager, CommTech Office of Science and Technology National Institute of Justice Agenda Introduction to NIJ The NLECTC System NIJ s RDT&E Process - Notes on Location and Tracking Solicitations Wrap-Up 2 Mission of NIJ Research, development and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Justice - Component of the Office of Justice Programs Pursue scientific research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) - To enhance the criminal justice system - To increase public safety No operational mission! - Do provide technology assistance and outreach services Strong emphasis on State and local practitioner needs Committed to scientific process: - Open competition - Peer-reviewed, published reports - Archived data 3 National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) System NLECTC System is integral part of NIJ's OS&T programs - Created in Serves State and local law enforcement and corrections agencies, courts, and crime laboratories - Functions as honest broker to help criminal justice personnel perform their duties more safely and efficiently NLECTC System: - Provides scientific and technology support to NIJ s RDT&E efforts - Provides expertise to support demonstration, transfer, and adoption of technology into practice - Assists in development and dissemination of technology guidelines and standards - Provides technology expertise, technology assistance, information, and support 4 NIJ Technology Support System NLECTC Northwest Anchorage, AK Rural LE Technology Center Hazard, KY NLECTC Northeast Rome, NY Office of Law Enforcement Standards Gaithersburg, MD NLECTC National Rockville, MD Office of Law Enforcement Technology Commercialization Wheeling, WV WVU Forensic Identification Program Morgantown, WV NLECTC West El Segundo, CA Border Research & Technology Center San Diego, CA NLECTC Rocky Mountain Denver, CO Marshall University Forensic Science Center Huntington, WV Border Research & Technology Center Austin, TX National Forensic Science Technology Center St. Petersburg, FL -National Law Enforcement & Corrections Technology Centers serving specific regions - Specialty Offices and Centers (part of NLECTC system) - Forensic Resource Network NLECTC Southeast Charleston, SC National Center for Forensic Science Orlando, FL 5 Overview of NIJ s RDT&E Process Begins and ends with the practitioner Aligned with technology investment portfolios - For example, biometrics, communications technologies, sensors and surveillance, etc. Five Phases - 1. Identify needs and operational requirements - 2. Develop plan to address unmet needs - 3. Perform R&D from concept to field-ready prototype - 4. Test, pilot, demonstrate, and evaluate technology - 5. Assist practitioners in use of new technology 6 NIJ s RDT&E A Closer Look Phase I: Determine technology needs Phase IV: Demonstrate, test, evaluate and commercialize No 1 Technology Working Groups identify technology need 2 Yes Are there existing solutions? NIJ defines potential solutions 8 NIJ tests and evaluates the solution Does it work as needed? No Yes Phase II: Develop a plan to address unmet needs 4 3 NIJ crafts a plan to develop solutions No Is this a developmental solution? NIJ solicits proposals to develop the solutions Yes No 9 Phase III: Implement the plan NIJ assists developer in commercialization Is commercialization successful? Yes 6 5 Independent Peer Panel reviews applications NIJ selects a grantee to develop the solution 7 Grantee develops tool or technology Phase V: Capacity Building and Outreach 10 No Yes Is development successful? NIJ publishes guides and standards and provides acquisition assistance to adopting agencies 7 Technical Working Groups (TWG) Where the customer and RDT&E meet - Practitioner community identifies high-level technology needs TWG Small groups of mid-level public safety practitioners - Membership is determined by NIJ in conjunction with NLECTC System - In-depth technology expertise is not a requirement Do seek experience within the area covered by the TWG - Balanced membership ensures that needs and requirements identified are representative of public safety community as a whole TWG established for each NIJ technology portfolio area - Position Location falls within CommTech TWG recommendations further reviewed - NIJ s Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Advisory Council Composed of senior-level criminal justice practitioners Reviews for gaps/omissions, proper prioritization, and consideration of legal, policy, and training issues 8 Position Location Now A High Priority CommTech TWG updated priority in Spring 2007 Description - A need for precision locator technology to be used to determine the location and status of personnel. Technology use for routine management of personnel and assets as well as for conveying the precise location of personnel when emergency assistance is required. Emphasis on: - Real-time updates - Officer needs assistance for use on a portable device 9 CommTech TWG and Position Location Evaluation of current status of technology for public safety - Currently limited to in-vehicle AVL technologies - Only provides intermittent updates - More reliable resolution (precision) of location is needed Law enforcement needs location technology that: - May be activated as an emergency button on portable radio - Provides precision location of user requiring assistance Not the vehicle or a fixed reference point TWG noted current efforts and this conference in summary Acknowledged existence of policy issues - Deployment/labor issues will be addressed as policy issues 10 Solicitation Process Yearly solicitation process - Open to state and local agencies, non-profits, academia and commercial vendors - Solicitations in over 20 critical technology areas Three stage process - First Stage Open Application Solicitations released for technology areas Concept Paper short descriptions of intended research Reviewed by peer groups familiar with the area - Second Stage Invited Application Selected applicants invited to submit full proposal (detailed plan and budget) Reviewed and ranked by peer groups - Third Stage - Awards Highest ranked proposals in all areas compared to NIJ priorities This is why TWG priorities matter Institute makes final decisions on awards 11 Next Solicitation Coming Soon Approximate schedule in past few years - Solicitations released around October past few years - Concept papers reviewed in December / January - Full proposals due in March / April - Proposals reviewed in April / May - Awards follow Watch 12 Questions? Thank you! Joe Heaps Program Manager, CommTech Office of Science and Technology National Institute of Justice
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