Research at Government Laboratories and Universities: A News Update

Raytheon Company (www.raytheon.com) has entered into a letter of intent with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA—www.ucla.edu) for a strategic relationship with the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science that will establish the UCLA Center for Public Safety Network Systems. To lay the foundation for the new center, Raytheon has committed to initially contribute $1 million during three years to the UCLA Institute for Technology Advancement (ITA) of the School of Engineering and Applied Science to conduct research in the areas of public safety networks. The mission of the UCLA-ITA Public Safety Network Systems Center is to bring together academia, industry and public safety agencies to provide technical leadership, a collaborative forum for research, as well to establish standards for public safety networks. The center will operate to benefit the public safety agencies and guide the public safety community in the evolution of technologies and standards. Any public or private organization that meets the membership requirements to be established by UCLA will be welcome to join the center.