CrimTrac took out the 2008 e-Award for Excellence in e-Government that was announced at the ICT Celebration Dinner last week as part of CeBIT Australia. CrimTrac received the award for its National Police Reference System (NPRS). The award recognises NPRS in the category of e-Government and Services for the ACT.
CrimTrac is the national information service for policing information, and the NPRS allows police across Australia to exchange information, enabling them to access information about people in various jurisdictions. It allows police to determine whether individuals are a threat to the public or wanted by police. In 2009, when NPRS has been rolled out across the country, it will have more than 50,000 users, with all police officers in the country having access.
CrimTrac had previously won the ACT section of the iAwards.
The e-Award is administered by the Australian Government Information Management Office to promote excellence in the use of ICT in Australia at all levels of government. It e-Award recognises the most outstanding initiatives in e-government that have been implemented in the past two years, based on the positive impact they have had on the lives of Australian citizens, the community and business while improving the efficiency and effectiveness of government administration and service delivery.
Three agencies were also recognised for their excellence in e-Government initiatives and received highly commended awards.
- The Board of Studies NSW for its Assessment Resource Centre;
- South East Water Limited for its Hydroshare system; and
- The Rockdale City Council for its Local SmartForms.
Further information on the winner and finalists’ initiatives is available on the AGIMO website: www.agimo.gov.au/e-award