Justice, public safety and homeland security June review

Deltek Analyst Evan Halperin reports.

The justice, public safety and homeland security markets for June seemed to follow the same trends as May: radios and waiting. In May, radio projects and radio frequency rebanding efforts were occurring all over the country, and little changed in June.

Over the past several monthly reviews, prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP) have been front and center. Delaware, which issued its PDMP request for proposals (RFP) in April, is close to an award that will bring the state closer to implementation of a new drug monitoring database. Georgia and Maryland are closer to a PDMP system; however, formal solicitations have yet to be issued. Tennessee issued a solicitation for a controlled substance monitoring database (CSMD), and Texas released one for prescription data collection. Finally, Oklahoma was previously been under contract with Optimum Technology for its PDMP, but will now develop a system in house.

While next generation 911 (NG911) may not have trended in June, it continues to gain traction across the country despite very few states implementing a statewide NG911 system. Many states are hesitant and will remain so until more specific standards are developed and funding is available to assist smaller public safety answering points (PSAPs).

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