Starting Over from Scratch with Emergency Communication System

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Ever since September 11, 2001, when New York's first responders could not reach each other, LA County and its many cities have been working on a plan for police, firefighters and hospital personnel to share a communications system. Now the Regional Interoperable Communications System oversight board has decided to scrap a proposed contract with Raytheon and start all over again. That means deadlines might not be met for $283 million in federal money, a big portion of a total cost estimated at $700 million. Sheriff Lee Baca is a member of the oversight board.

Credits

Guest:
Lee Baca - Sheriff of Los Angeles County

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Darrell Satzman, Karen Radziner, Sonya Geis