Greater Atlanta Data Center receives $1 million grant

The Greater Atlanta Data Center‚ housed at the Kennesaw State University A. L. Burruss…

Georgia (Apr 23, 2001) — Greater Atlanta Data Center receives $1 million grant

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Abstract

The Greater Atlanta Data Center‚ housed at the Kennesaw State University A. L. Burruss Institute of Public Service‚ was recently awarded another $1 million grant from the Department of Justice. The original grant‚ awarded in 1999‚ was also for $1 million. The new grant will allow the GADC to continue to help metro Atlanta police agencies track crime data and fight crime more efficiently.



The primary purpose of the GADC is to provide law enforcement agencies with technical assistance and support to implement a geographical information system. The GIS is a structured database of up−to−date crime incidents that allows law enforcement agencies to identify‚ anticipate and report on emerging crime patterns. The system‚ already in use‚ has allowed the unprecedented sharing of crime pattern information‚ including time‚ date and location‚ among law enforcement agencies‚ universities and technical experts within the metro Atlanta area.



The additional grant money will allow the GADC to extend the scope of the program within Georgia‚ to enhance the technical capability of the crime−mapping network and to enhance the technical abilities of the GADC staff in the participating agencies.



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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