Media Release: AFP leads the way in technological innovation
Release Date: Thursday, March 29 2012, 04:01 PM
The AFP will today unveil a new facility to develop and implement cutting edge technologies, helping police stay ahead in the fight against crime.
The AFP Innovation Centre is one of the first of its kind in the government sector and aims to enhance innovative thinking in the field of ICT, in the process utilising and improving cutting edge design.
Along with an advanced audio visual system, the Centre also boasts a multi-platform environment which allows for rapid system deployments and evaluations.
AFP Chief Technology Officer, Scott MacLeod, said the Centre provides a strong foundation for the AFP to lead the way in emerging technological concepts.
“The AFP Innovation Centre provides a strong basis for focusing on the identification, trial and application of new and emerging technologies in support of current and future operations and business needs,” Mr MacLeod said.
“The Centre positions the AFP at the forefront of new and emerging technologies and will play an integral role in enhancing the AFP’s crime fighting capability”.
The Centre is uniquely designed so the AFP will be able to efficiently trial and evaluate new products prior to making purchasing decisions.
The multi-platform environment transforms the Centre into a practical environment for vendors to introduce their products to the AFP, in conjunction with the AFP network and standalone systems.
Vendors will be able to demonstrate their products to the AFP in real-time to quickly identify any ‘glitches’, allowing for new levels of evaluation and feedback.
AFP National Media Team
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