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NCJ Number: 230004 Find in a Library
Title: First Responder Credentials Expedite Access
Corporate Author: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
United States of America
Date Published: 2010
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Grant Number: 2005-MU-CX-K077
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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: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper provides a brief overview of technology used in an emerging Federal credentials program, expediting the identification of essential law enforcement and other first responders.
Abstract: The technology used in the evolving credentials program, known as First Responder Authentication Credentials (FRACS) provides electronically validated identification of first responders, which is interoperable across Federal, State, and local jurisdictions. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are encouraging national adoption and operational use of high assurance authentication credentials. The FRAC effort is part of a broader enterprise strategy to leverage investments, innovations, and enhance capabilities of Personal Identity Verification (PIV) credentials being issued to all Federal employees and government contractors. This paper provides a brief overview of this evolving and growing technology, FRACS.
Main Term(s): Emergency procedures
Index Term(s): Personnel identification systems; Police effectiveness; Policing innovation
Note: Reprinted from the Winter 2010 issue of TechBeat.
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