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NCJ Number: 211920 Find in a Library
Title: Going Beyond the Sales Pitch
Corporate Author: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
United States of America
Date Published: 2003
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Grant Number: 96-MU-MU-K011
Sale Source: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
700 N. Frederick Ave.
Bldg. 181, Room 1L30
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes the mission and activities of the Northeast Technology and Product Assessment Committee (NTPAC), which was established to provide a regional forum for sharing information about corrections technologies, so as to benefit both correctional agencies and the vendors of corrections technologies.
Abstract: For the past 3 years, NTPAC's quarterly meetings have brought together representatives from its member organizations to watch vendor demonstrations of products in development and listen to presentations on the latest technological advances. Participant interactions in the context of demonstrations and presentations provide feedback to vendors on how they might develop or modify products to meet the expressed needs of corrections professionals. NTPAC meetings also include informal training on specific technologies. Representatives of correctional departments are not the only NTPAC members. The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Center (NSC) and its National Protection Center (NPC) also attend the quarterly meetings. NSC performs research and development for protective gear for the U.S. Army and the Marines. In addition to quarterly meetings, NTPAC members stay current through a limited-access Web site, which provides information on products States have purchased and contacts for more information. There is a desire among NTPAC members to link with other appropriate groups and State technology committees and to assist in replicating NTPAC in other regions, which would expand even further the sharing of information on corrections technological developments and testing.
Main Term(s): Police equipment
Index Term(s): Interagency cooperation; Science and Technology; Technical assistance resources; Technology transfer
Note: From TechBeat, Fall 2003; downloaded October 28, 2005.
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