Conn. goes to Maximus for police communications

Maximus Inc. has won a $6.3 million contract from Connecticut to support the state's law enforcement communications system, the company announced Wednesday.

Under the contract, Maximus of Reston, Va., will replace the law enforcement communications teleprocessing system with a mix of commercially available products and custom products based on public safety and open-systems standards. The systems will give more than 13,000 federal, state and local police and criminal justice users access to state and national law enforcement information.

Law enforcement officers will be able to tap into information such as warrants, protection orders, motor vehicle registrations, driving records and criminal history information.

Advanced Technology Systems Inc. of McLean, Va., will provide a Web browser and message switch that will be customized to support the state's requirements. Maximus will design, build and integrate a supporting application and database developed by Oracle Corp. of Redwood Shores, Calif., with the ATS products and the state's existing legacy information systems.

The system will be the state's single information conduit to national law enforcement systems, notably the National Crime Information Center and the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System.

Maximus, a provider of program management, consulting and information technology services for state and local government, has more than 5,500 employees and annual sales of $487.3 million, according to Hoover's Online of Austin, Texas.

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William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

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