The purpose of this paper is to brief the Working Party tasked with ensuring that theadoption of the APCO P25 standards suite for national Public Preparedness and Disaster Recovery (PPDR) Land Mobile Radio Networks (LMRN) meets the requirements of thee-Government Interoperability Framework (e-GIF). This paper should be read inconjunction with the Terms of reference for the Working Party and contains:
a brief introduction to e-GIF and its objectives
an overview of the APCO 25 standards,
a view of the state of current interoperability between PPDR agencies and their LMRN networks and
a view of the mechanisms by which the adoption of the APCO 25 standardsinitially for an LMRN for Police, Fire and Customs would enhance Government’sattainment of its e-GIF objectivesThe paper aims to assist with the identification of any issues so that they can be resolved.
2.0 The e-Government Interoperability Framework
As part of its digital strategy the New Zealand Government intends to be a leader in e-Government and has adopted that intention as a Vision Statement for its e-Governmentinitiative, with the following Mission:
By June 2004 the Internet will be the dominant means of enabling ready
togovernment information, services and processes.
By June 2007, networks and Internet technologies will be integral to the
of government information, services and processes.
By June 2010, the operation of government will have been
throughits use of the Internet.The goals expressed for the Mission are:
- more convenient and reliable, with lower compliance costs,higher quality and value;
Cost effectiveness and efficiency
- cheaper, better information and services for customers, and better value for taxpayers;
- building an image of New Zealand as a modern nation, anattractive location for people and business;
Greater participation by people in government
- making it easier for those whowish to contribute; and
- supporting the knowledge society through public sector innovation.