Pa. Project to Overhaul Policing
- By Dan Caterinicchia, Dan Caterinicchia
- Apr 03, 2000
The Pennsylvania State Police has selected Lockheed Martin Corp. to serve
as the systems integrator for a program that will incorporate computers
into every facet of the commonwealth's crime-fighting efforts.
Lockheed Martin will be the systems integrator for the Criminal Investigative/Traffic
Safety Incident Information Management System (IIMS).
The project has been in development for several years and received
$8 million in initial funding from Gov. Tom Ridge in the fiscal 1999 budget.
Ridge has proposed $17.6 million in the fiscal 2000-2001 budget for IIMS,
which would pay for installing computers in all patrol vehicles, obtaining
bar-coding technology for processing evidence, and using computer-aided
dispatching and geographic information systems.
As systems integrator, Lockheed Martin will be responsible for the design,
development and implementation of the system, incorporating consortium members,
subcontractors and vendors.