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Texas Department of Public Safety

The Texas Department of Public Safety has been working to consolidate the multiple systems currently used to administer computerized criminal history system functions into a single platform.
DPS requires two subscriptions, both of which must include full optical, 360-degree field of aircraft detection, classification and an alert system.
The statewide database allows users to search for offenders’ information online for free.
DPS has multiple legacy systems nearing end-of-life and is looking to replace them with a unified platform under a single system. The department recently issued a request for information about the project.
The department's current index contains information on more than 80,000 gang organizations and members.
Last year, one of the municipalities made an arrest in two decades-old crimes, thanks to federal grants and related technologies.
The Texas Highway Patrol, which currently trains commissioned personnel in a traditional classroom setting, is requesting VR/AR solutions for realistic training scenarios in a controlled environment.
DPS is looking to consolidate the multiple systems currently used to administer computerized criminal history system functions into a single, cloud-based platform.
Some funds, such as the attorney general’s $16.5 million, will help cover IT spending.
The agency is responsible for the state’s law enforcement and driver’s license and ID administration.
The online system has been unavailable since last Friday’s statewide closure for a scheduled Labor Day upgrade.
During the year’s second quarter, the Texas Department of Public Safety purchased goods and services from Versaterm Public Safety Inc., Microassist Inc. and more.
The CIO spoke at a recent event about how he sees potential AI applications in the hiring process, adjacent to documentation and onboarding.
Texas DPS is gathering information regarding a multifaceted time management application for the state’s highway patrol division.
The department has issued an RFI for a new mobile tracking application to oversee personnel time management, approvals, reallocation of resources and shift assignments.
The department is responsible for statewide law enforcement and issuing driver’s licenses and has an estimated annual IT budget of $52 million.
The Department of Public Safety would use the solution to identify and investigate various types of biometric data and share information with different agencies.
The system would facilitate the request and transfer of crime laboratory records to state attorneys, crime laboratories and other authorized parties as part of discovery.
The Texas Department of Public Safety has issued a request for information about cloud-based auditing platforms for its internal audit team.
Requirements for the system include portrait and signature capabilities and the ability to interface with the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The Texas Department of Public Safety spends a significant portion of its budget on telecommunications and video equipment.
Using dark-web information, the group stole identifying information and used it to order thousands of driver’s licenses from DPS. The transactions went through due to a lack of credit card control at the online portal.
The governor has enlisted the state's public safety and technology agencies to assist others in efforts to keep TikTok off of state-issued devices.
The department spent just under $15 million during the fourth quarter of 2022. One of the agency’s largest IT expenditures was computer software maintenance and repair.
Its purpose would be to help employees stay aware of new threats.
The agency’s director is asking lawmakers to approve a $467 million active-shooter facility.
Several departments teamed up to produce a digital assistant for Texans.
Overall, the agency spent $1.12 million on tech purchases in that time period.
A high-tech document management company led the list with $130,000 in sales.
The longtime technology leader in state government and the private sector says his last day will be Sept. 16. His announcement drew accolades from the state's top IT executives.
This 2023-2027 goal for administrative and services support includes IT and cybersecurity.
Texas SLED insiders talk to Industry Insider — Texas about current IT practices, challenges and solutions.
The mobile technology can be used during traffic stops or investigations to quickly identify people.
The planning documents for 2023-27, due to the state June 1, help guide state budgeting and give industry a look at what opportunities may lie ahead.
The Texas Department of Public Safety spent $94.91 million in calendar year 2021.