Innovation Nation Leadership in Advanced Security, Public Safety & Interoperability: Tri-Services Tech Capability Assessment (TTCA) Launched by New Tri-Services Steering Committee: Engage today
May 5, 2011

Ottawa, May 5, 2011… CATAAlliance launched a major research project and community initiative today aimed at identifying how broadly and effectively First Responders (i.e., Police, Fire & EMS) are using existing technologies to carry out their mandates, including the identification of First Responder near and mid-term technology needs.

The research involves the development of a Tri-Services Technology Capability Assessment (TTCA) and is supported by a collaborative partnership of government, industry and university groups.

View the video of the new First Responder Advisory Board at work;  CATA VP of Research, Kevin Wennekes, comments on its mandate.

The Public Safety Sector in Canada represents: Police $12 billion expenditure with 71,000 Sworn Officers, 27,000 Civilian Officers; Fire 3500 Departments (90 percent volunteer), 108,000 Firefighters (80 percent volunteer); EMS, 30,000 Paramedics, the third largest member of Canada’s health care community.

According to CATA CEO, John Reid, “As part of CATA’s Innovation Nation Campaign, we are committed to research and advocacy that will see technologies and methodologies developed and adopted that further enhances the safety of Canadians and their communities. The Advanced Security and Public Safety sector offers significant opportunity to demonstrate Canadian technology leadership.”

He added, “Systems are increasingly complex, a real evolution from stand alone technologies.  It  is important to engage the community at the grass roots level to ensure interoperability across a broad range of technologies including protection, life cycle analysis, voice & data & video, data storage & retrieval, stimulations & distance learning, among other core areas of advanced security and public safety.”

The Services Technology Capability Assessment (TTCA)

Collectively, and over time, the TTCA aims to:

  • Identify the technologies imperative to addressing current needs and predict future requirements
  • Identify redundant or obsolete systems
  • Create more robust ICT procurement and budgeting strategies
  • Recognize skill and capability gaps for recruitment efforts
  • Help industry seize new market opportunities
  • Provide direction to colleges and universities for their curriculum
  • Build new partnership and R&D collaborations
  • Provide input and guidance to government policy

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If your organization has interests in advanced security, public safety, interoperability, please contact CATA’s VP of Research Kevin Wennekes at  for a briefing on the projects CATA is undertaking in this key business area.


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