SPOTLIGHT: Law enforcement wireless integration

Just about everyone agrees that wireless systems operated by law enforcement agencies at all government levels should be able to seamlessly inter-operate. Yet reaching this goal is likely to be a bumpy process, with turf wars, technology conflicts and other problems all looming to derail attempts at communication unification. Still, the departments of Justice, Homeland Security and Treasury are moving ahead with their joint plan for an Integrated Wireless Network (IWN), a 15-year project with a price-tag of between $2.5 billion and $10 billion. Article

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