Intelligent CIO North America Issue 25 - Page 9

NEWS

Columbia and Montour counties join new Pennsylvania Statewide P25 Radio Network

comprehensive mission-critical radio network for emergency operations ,” said Jeremy Brown , Director , ECEN .
“ Our investment in land mobile radio , paired with the dedication of our local teams – including our 9-1-1 team , first responders , Montrose Broadcasting ( WPGM ) and Capital Area Communications – has made it possible for us to join PA-STARNet in an efficient and cost-effective way , so our communities can realize the benefits of more reliable and collaborative public safety communications .”

The Columbia and Montour Counties

9-1-1 Center , operating as the East Central Emergency Network ( ECEN ), has announced its cutover to the Pennsylvania Statewide Radio Network ( PA-STARNet ), the commonwealth ’ s state-of-the-art Project 25 ( P25 ) radio network for public safety and emergency response communications .
The network was built and is maintained by Motorola Solutions , which operates over 1,100 standards-based public safety networks in North America .
“ Our relationship with Motorola Solutions spans many years , as we ’ ve worked to establish a modern , affordable and
“ The Columbia and Montour Counties 9-1-1 Center merger was one of the first in the commonwealth , which saved the local taxpayers millions of dollars ,” said Ken Holdren , Commissioner , Montour County . “ Broadening the partnership to include the PA-STARNet radio system continues this effort by enhancing the quality of service in the most cost-effective way .”

Accenture Federal Services wins US Army Intelligence and Security Command contract

Accenture Federal Services ( AFS ), a subsidiary of Accenture , has won a five-year contract from the US Army Intelligence and Security Command ( INSCOM ) to deploy ServiceNow and modernize its Enterprise Service Management ( ESM ) capabilities .

The cloud based ServiceNow platform helps enterprises automate their IT workflows , connecting people , functions and systems . Deployment of the platform will enhance customer support and maximize efficiencies for INSCOM by consolidating service management functions across all security domains .
“ As a former US Army senior intelligence officer , I understand that Digital Transformation plays a mission-critical role in supporting the Army ’ s complex , multi-disciplinary operations across the globe ,” said Mary Legere , AFS Managing Director and Strategy and Engagement Lead , National Security Portfolio . “ Accenture Federal Services has deep expertise in ServiceNow integrations and we look forward to supporting INSCOM on this deployment .”
AFS will deploy ServiceNow as part of the INSCOM Digital Transformation Support Services ( IDTS2 ) contract issued in partnership with Carahsoft under their Department of Defence Enterprise Software Initiative ( ESI ) blanket purchase agreement for Service Solutions and Services .
Erik Raynes , AFS Managing Director and Services Intel Client Account Lead , National Security Portfolio , said : “ This award reflects our leading capabilities and trusted partnership with ServiceNow . We look forward to playing a key role in enhancing the quality and speed of the support INSCOM provides to its workforce and supported commands around the world .”
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