Tri-Service Technology Capability Assessment - National Survey Now Live
March 13, 2015

A national study seeking to identify how broadly and effectively First Responders are using existing technology, and gauge which technologies will be important in the near and mid-term is now live and seeking the input of any Canadian Police, Fire and EMS employees willing to contribute to the online survey before March 31.

The study, launched in collaboration with partners including the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs, the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada, and the Collaborative Centre for Justice and Safety, is at its essence, a capability based planning tool that will seek to assess:

  • the frequency of use of a certain technology now and increase or decrease levels expected for the future
  • the effectiveness of the technology in relation to expected delivery
  • the existence and effectiveness of training received in relation to the technology
  • suggestions for improvements or enhancements needed in the near and mid-term future
  • capability gaps in terms of need, training, and accessibility

Download a 1-page PDF overview of the study here: http://www.cata.ca/files/TTCA/TTCA_Summary.pdf

First Responders - Act Today! Contact Kevin Wennekes for the survey link. Five randomly drawn submissions will receive a complimentary Blackberry Z10.

Join TechNOW Interview with Steve Palmer:
On Wednesday, March 18 at 2:00 PM EST, join CATAAlliance Chief Business Officer Kevin Wennekes as he interviews Steve Palmer, Executive Director of the University of Regina's Collaborative Centre for Justice and Safety , and co-Chair of the CATAAlliance Public Safety Advisory Board, in an exploration of the study and its potential use and outcomes.

Watch this interview live by using the following link at the time of broadcast: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQyCnzos90Q

Related:
TechNOW video interview with Dan Elliott, Communication Systems Manager for the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, in a discussion around the recent launch of the Public Safety eProfile and on-going development of a national Public Safety Buyers Portal. http://youtu.be/2xwR2OojRzQ

TechNOW Interview with Dale McFee, Deputy Minister of Corrections and Policing, Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice, on importance of Public Safety Partnerships. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcbiGrkeKLs

Important Cyber Security Updates:
http://www.cata.ca/Media_and_Events/Press_Releases/cata_pr02131502.html

Complimentary Research on Cyber Threats, Terrorism and the Counter-Terror Model:
http://www.cata.ca/Media_and_Events/Press_Releases/cata_pr01281502.html