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Unified Network of Interoperable Technology Enhancements (UNITE)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $849,631)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program (Byrne Discretionary Program) helps local communities improve the capacity of local justice systems and provides for national support efforts. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 08 Congressional Budget. Funds should be used for purposes recommended by Congress.

The City of Beverly Hills will implement the Unified Network of Interoperable Technology Enhancements (UNITE) program, a state-of-the-art information sharing and interoperable system that will enable law enforcement agencies to reduce criminal activity and help emergency responders deal with disasters. UNITE is a prevention-based program that focuses on the need to link intelligence, communication and information to identify those activities that are pre-cursors or indicators of an emerging threat. The primary objective is to provide an open utilization and management platform that readily interfaces with external partners and enables the joint sharing of vast amounts of criminal justice and emergency management real-time information. The City of Beverly Hills will purchase licenses for geo-browsing software and develop a Data Integration and Data Sharing web-based portal to integrate disparate data sources, design and purchase a Mobile Advanced Technology Control Center, and implement fixed site Automated License Plate Recognition system.


Date Created: August 20, 2008