Canberra Data Centres cop major police deal

More than 50,000 police officers set to get permanent access to a wide range of criminal records.

Canberra Data Centres has landed a major deal with the Federal Government to provide datacentre facilities for a range of criminal records.

As part of the deal, 50,000 police officers will have access to DNA and fingerprint records as well as the Australian National Child Offender Register and other databases. The new hub, dubbed CrimTrac, will act as a central point for all Australian police forces. It will be based out of its Hume centre in the ACT.

“Having secure and reliable data is a crucial part of delivering that justice and making our communities safer,” Minister for Home Affairs, Brendan O’Connor, said in a statement.

O’Connor said the new body would have primary and secondary datacentres that will back each other up if one has a problem to ensure the system is never down. The hubs are also designed to be upgradeable.

According to CrimTrac’s quarterly newsletter, OnTrac, the new facility is designed to be energy efficient.

“Canberra Data Centres was chosen as the agency’s primary datacentre site, following a competitive tender process,” it said. “The Australian Government is paying roughly half for their hosting when compared to traditional centre offerings.”

ASIO will conduct an annual audit along with random checks to maintain security.

FILL IN THE SURVEY - AND YOU COULD BE A WINNER: ARN wants to hear from YOU. Tell us how you run a successful business and you could win an adrenaline-fuelled adventure of your choice. COMPLETE THE ARN SURVEY.

Tags datacentrefederal governmentcrimtracCanberra Data CentresASIO

Comments

Comments are now closed

 

Latest News

02:52PM
Australians are aware, educated about Big Data: MapR
09:45AM
Synnex named Apple’s third iPad distributor
09:27AM
Oakton: Most organisations have dug themselves an ERP hole, according to survey
08:12AM
Datacom Australia takes a hit, while group profits and revenue grow
More News
08 Sep
ITIL Foundation (incl. Exam)
10 Sep
CPX 2014
10 Sep
IT Leaders Lunch
16 Sep
Ingram Micro SMB Favourites Roadshow
View all events