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RE: [xml-dev] Any way to volunteer XML development skills to hel pwith the recent events???
- From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <email@example.com>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 14:06:32 -0500
Go to the next meeting of your city council and ask the following
1. Is the city or county public safety system physically protected?
2. Are your dispatch and emergency service systems open to communication
across political/service boundaries (can your neighboring county's system
dispatch or post events to yours?)
3. Are the tools provided to your agency officer's report oriented or
analysis oriented? It makes a great deal of difference if for example
the field reporting system is designed to report information for
the executive information system or the state or federal agencies versus
being a feedback tool for the officer to analyze a situation and respond.
4. Are the public safety systems capable of using XML to pass and
receive messages, archive situational data, and create multiple views
based on the role of the user?
The answer to most of these questions will be no. Given what we
know about interoperation and mission critical systems, you should
decide if you are satisfied with that answer. The vast majority of
public safety systems are like Victorian bathrooms: ornate, large,
expensive, hand-carved, customized, and inefficient. When they
back up, you get a stink.
Those systems are now front line C5I systems and they are the
means by your local governments coordinate in an emergency.
Be certain they work as well as you need them to.
Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h