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Top 5 State and Local Public Safety Video Funding Requests for FY 2011

GovWin recently released a report titled "Congressional Public Safety Funding Requests: A $1 Billion Lifeline for IT Projects," which analyzes all FY 2011 public safety appropriations requests. The report provides in-depth information on the 1,257 public safety funding requests totaling $1.29 billion. For the sake of this blog and subsequent blogs this week, GovWin will focus on the top five projects by value for the top five categories (communications, general IT, information sharing, video, and enforcement) outlined in the report. Below is a list of the top five video projects as defined by GovWin:

New York/New Jersey Port Authority - Airport Closed Caption TV (CCTV) Coverage Expansion and Maintenance - $6.5 million

As requested by Congressman Gregory Meeks (D), the funding will be used for CCTV coverage and maintenance costs at John F. Kennedy Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, and LaGuardia Airport. The CCTV coverage will be used in public lobbies and sterile airport areas for surveillance and tracking of individuals who breach security checkpoints.

City of Sacramento, California - Mobile Data Computer and In-Car Camera Project - $4.2 million

As requested by Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D), the Sacramento Police Department has a need for a mobile data computer system and in-car camera replacement camera project.

City of Cleveland, Ohio - Security Equipment - $3.32 million

As requested by Senator Sherrod Brown (D), the city of Cleveland Police Department and the communities of Buckeye, Larchmere, and Shaker Square will use funding to support efforts to deter criminal activity, assist in crime solving, and increase the safety of residents in targeted neighborhoods.

Wisconsin Department of Transportation - Mobile Data and In-Car Camera Video Project - $2.2 million

As requested by Congressman David Obey (D), the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will use these funds to purchase and install digital in-car video systems for the Division of State Patrol fleet of approximately 355 patrol vehicles.

City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Camera Project - $2 million

As requested by Senator Arlen Specter (D), the city of Pittsburgh's Department of Public Safety has identified 34 business district and neighborhood locations that require more than 84 cameras for coverage. The installation of these cameras would establish safe business districts across the city, encourage neighborhood business development, and assist in the investigation of incidents. This request will support the deployment of camera systems in most of the identified business districts and neighborhoods in Pittsburgh. The funding will pay for the design, installation, maintenance and management of the equipment, network and software over five years.

Of the 118 video projects, these five projects ($18.22 million) represent 23 percent of the total funding requested ($78.61 million). For more information on the other 113 communications projects, please go here. Tomorrow, GovWin will report on the top five enforcement IT projects requesting federal funding.

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