Review of the Advanced First Responder Network
SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION ARLINGTON VA
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Recognizing the problematic security environment that existed in Iraq in April of 2004, the Coalition Provisional Authority CPA initiated a project to deploy a communications network to enable interoperable communications for Iraqi Ministry of Interior security and safety forces throughout Iraq to improve public safety. This project, commonly referred to as the Advanced First Responder Network, or simply AFRN, intended to address the limited communication capabilities of Iraqs emergency first responders the police, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel. In total, the AFRN design-build project, first responder radio procurement, and subsequent sustainment efforts will cost 218.5 million by the end of Fiscal Year 2006. The funding for this project came from three sources 181.8 million from the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund IRRF,1 20 million from the Iraq Security Support Fund ISSF, and 16.7 million from the Development Fund for Iraq DFI. The AFRN system was transferred to full Iraqi government ownership and control on June 26, 2006. Objectives. This report addresses whether responsible personnel efficiently and effectively managed the Advanced First Responder Network project that was created to provide Iraqi police, fire, and emergency medical units with a core national public safety communication, command, and control system.
- Safety Engineering
- Command, Control and Communications Systems