The Ministry of Interior is displaying its advanced technology through a number of electronic initiatives and services on its pavilion at Sheikh Saeed Hall at GITEX Technology Week 2012. The Ministry is keen to show a variety of forms and channels through which it provides its services to the public according to a comprehensive strategy aiming to reshape many services and make it available on the internet. This strategy is in line with the vision and instruction of the Federal Government that empowers fast delivery and high-quality services.
Lieutenant Colonel Faisal Mohammed Al Shammari, Information Security Officer, and Chairman of the Organizing Committee in charge of the Ministry of Interior’s participation at the GITEX, said: “The Ministry of Interior is one of the largest participants in GITEX Technology Week 2012, as many Police Departments took initiative to take part in the event. The public will witness diversity in stands and systems available at the exhibition.”
He said that the Information Security team at the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters will be participating for the second time in the exhibition via a number of shows as part of the Information Security seminar program.
Al Shammari declared that several competitions on security fields will be launched as part of the ministry’s activities in the exhibition. He highlighted the participation of the General Women's Union and other entities, in supporting awareness competitions and honoring the winners among participants.
He added: “There will be a draw to determine the winners every day, and the winners will receive valuable presents. There will also be other initiatives, lectures, presentations and shows, some of which aim to empower parents to secure the optimal use of smart devices, and limit their misuse by children in addition to teaching them how to install the system as well explaining the steps for a smooth usage. All of these initiatives will be implemented with the cooperation of an important strategic partner, the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) from the private sector.”
Major Mohammed Saleh Al Mansouri, Director of the GIS Center for Security, said that the Center will be displaying the electronic infrastructure program to exchange federal security-sensitive geospatial data; pointing out that the program consists of three main projects: a project to equip the GIS data rooms and disaster recovery; a project to establish the infrastructure for federal Geographic Information Systems; and a project for acquisition and installation of software and databases for Geographic Information Security Systems.
“On display, will be the federal security-sensitive geospatial data, which represents the technological interface for users of digital maps for internal users including police and a variety of security maps such as operation maps and Community Police maps. The police resources management system using GIS will also be displayed, and constitutes a sophisticated geographical system, allowing a speedy response, and support for resources and field units in their mandated tasks. It also aims to develop and implement four applications to support management and distribution of police forces and resources, as well as providing the possibility of analyzing the situation on site,” he added.
Major Mohammed Saleh Al Mansouri pointed out that there will also be a display for the mobile data unit application, which is used on field units for assignment, receiving orders and giving site directions to the field units to arrive as quickly as possible. The mobile data unit is also one of the applications of the police resources management system that is used to locate field units and display the geographic security analysis system for notifications, crimes, and traffic accidents. This project aims to implement the crime analysis system using the GIS systems. The system reviews the available information in the various police systems and databases including information and records related to accidents, crimes and notifications, and provide analysis tools for the different police uses in a safe and reliable manner.
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in the Abu Dhabi Police will participate by displaying the Electronic Forensic Evidences Laboratory experience. The laboratory was founded in 2009 under the instruction of the Higher Commandment as part of the strategic plan of Abu Dhabi Police.
First Lieutenant Mohammed Al Baloushi said that the Electronic Forensic Evidences Laboratory was established to run checks on electronic evidence seized at the crime scene playing a significant role in storing information and evidence serving as proof in investigated cases. He said that the laboratory includes a qualified staff of Emirati citizens specialized in this field.
“The Electronic Forensic Evidence Laboratory is a distinguished laboratory analyzing electronic crimes and cases across the country. It aims to fulfill current and future needs regarding securing, analyzing and processing electronic evidence, in order to support police work on traditional and electronic crimes. The laboratory includes currently three divisions: computers, videos and mobile phones,” he said.
Al Baloushi said that in August alone the laboratory was able to test more than 400 mobile phones, 236 SIM cards, 241 external memory devices, and more than more than 1,430 compact discs.