Law Enforcement in the Cloud: Providing an Integrated and Secure Solution
Public safety agencies are hard pressed to modernize their systems and processes while maintaining their day-to-day operations in a budget-constrained environment. In particular, law enforcement agencies are faced with the challenges of securely storing and managing ever-increasing volumes of data while keeping up with the growing demand for technology that can improve public safety.
To address these challenges, law enforcement agencies are looking at moving to the cloud. Government clouds, already operating very successfully in several parts of the United States as well as in places like the United Kingdom, can be both cost-effective and secure. Specifically, law enforcement cloud platforms, working with newly-developed solutions, can meet these critical challenges with comprehensive, modular software-as-a-service offerings deployed on a secure, scalable and high-performing cloud infrastructure or in hybrid settings. These cloud platforms additionally enable information sharing options that leverage network effects that simply aren’t possible in traditional siloed on-premise approaches.
This discussion covers:
An overview of lower cost delivery models for public safety solutions
Law enforcement trends toward securing government clouds
Safekeeping government information in “security within security” micro-segments
The hosting of unique and cost-effective Unisys public safety solutions being used to protect citizens around the globe
Tom Temin is the host of Federal Drive, airing weekdays from 6-9 a.m. on Federal News Radio 1500AM. Tom Temin has 30 years’ experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. He was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines, both of which were regular winners of national reporting awards. Before joining Federal News Radio, Tom wrote (and continues to write) a column on government IT and acquisition topics. He was a regular guest on Federal News Radio before joining the team.
Mark Forman, Global Head, VP and General Manager, Public Sector, Unisys
Mark Forman is an accomplished Executive with more than 30 years of professional work experience, including a Presidential appointment to be the first U.S. Administrator for E-Government and Information Technology, the Federal Government’s Chief Information Officer. Mr. Forman has a long record of accomplishments in government management reforms, spanning a variety of government and industry positions. In his current role, Mr. Forman is leveraging deep domain industry expertise across the entire Unisys portfolio to provide solutions important to Public Sector clients. He has global responsibility for leading all Unisys activities and growing revenues and profitability within the Public Sector vertical. This includes providing direct leadership for the Client Executive teams supporting Public Sector clients and developing strong working relationships within Unisys to expand existing solutions and develop new offerings.
Patrick Doyle, Global Justice, Law Enforcement & Border Security Subject Matter Expert, Unisys
Patrick is the former Senior Watch Officer of one of the first and largest all threats fusion centers where he led a 24/7 “newsroom” combining dozens of allied-agency information and video streams into situational awareness for thousands of elected and appointed leaders. He is a retired New Jersey State Trooper who also served as the Duty Officer for the State Office of Emergency Management, supervising critical infrastructure monitoring, asset deployment and early public alert messaging. Patrick was also assigned to dozens of significant command post liaison assignments with the FBI, U.S. Secret Service and New York City Police Department. He teaches graduate courses on law enforcement information-sharing topics and is an active member in many policy development organizations including the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance Global Video Task Team, the Integrated Justice Information Systems Institute and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Patrick speaks regularly on public safety topics at government conferences and digital technology seminars.
Steve Kousen, Vice President and Technology Executive, Unisys Federal
Steven Kousen is vice president and a technology executive for Unisys Federal where he leads the cloud shared services team. As part of Steve’s role he is responsible for the portfolio solutions strategy, development, pursuit and delivery of commercial cloud solutions and integration services, including Google, Amazon Web Services, and Microsoft technologies.
Previously, Steve led the Unisys Federal Engineering organization comprised of 450 engineers, architects, and program managers, delivering large-scale complex systems integration engagements at the Department of Homeland Security, the Transportation Security Administration, and the Department of Health and Human Services.