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Gathering of State Networks: Strategies for the Next Decade PR Star.Net Government of Puerto Rico April 16-18, 2000 St. Louis, Missouri. What is PRStar.Net?. Network that will interconnect all government agencies with the capability of transmitting voice, video, and data

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What is prstar net

Gathering of State Networks: Strategies for the Next DecadePR Star.NetGovernment of Puerto RicoApril 16-18, 2000 St. Louis, Missouri


What is prstar net

What is PRStar.Net?

  • Network that will interconnect all government agencies with the capability of transmitting voice, video, and data

  • Provide quick and safe access to government services

  • Move information instead of moving people

  • Make better use of time

  • Be sensitive to environmental and natural resources

  • Reduce government operating costs

  • Increase productivity and competitiveness


Inauguration of prstar net

Inauguration of PRStar.Net

  • Proof of concept completed on October 17, 1997.

  • A total of 7 agencies interconnected:

    • Office of the Governor, Office of Management and Budget, Department of Education, Planning Board, Department of Consumer Affairs, Government Development Bank, and Central Communications Office

  • Construction of the network operations center was done by inmates from the Department of Corrections generating savings of 30% of total estimated cost.

  • By August 1998 number of connected agencies up to 13.


Prstar net phase i

PRStar.Net Phase I

  • On January 4, 1999 the interconnection of the central offices of the agencies within the San Juan Metro area starts.

  • Fore Systems was selected as vendor of telecommunications equipment.

  • 13 specialists from the Government of Puerto Rico were certified in Fore Systems technology.

  • 70 IT specialists from different agencies were trained on the workings and maintenance of the equipment.

  • By December 31, 1999, 131 agencies were connected; 100 using electronic mail.


Services provided by prstar net

Services Provided by PRStar.Net

  • Connectivity

    • Wireline connectivity (Minimum T1, ATM, QoS with voice, video, and data capabilities)

    • Wireless connectivity (Spreadspectrum technology)

  • Internet Access (central proxy caching)

  • Infrastructure for interagency applications:

    • Electronic mail (Lotus Domino/Notes, MS Exchange, shared address books) – 107 agencies integrated on email system

    • Government of Puerto Rico General Accounting System – application of the Department of the Treasury with 62 client agencies


Services provided by prstar net cont

Services Provided by PRStar.Net (cont.)

  • Infrastructure for interagency applications (continued):

    • Government of Puerto Rico Human Resources System – application of the Department of the Treasury with 36 client agencies

    • Online Geographical Information System – application of the Planning Board with 4 client agencies

    • Web services – 53 agencies have web sites

  • Global Government Software Contracts (MS, Novell, Lotus, McAffee, Tivoli)


Services provided by prstar net cont1

Services Provided by PRStar.Net (cont.)

  • Governor’s Information Systems Committee Guidelines on matters such as programming, hardware and software purchases, administration and security, Internet use and services, and contracting.

    • http://www.prstar.net/cogssi


Prstar net phase ii

PRStar.Net Phase II

  • Interconnection of 1,400 state and municipal government agencies across the Island

  • Wireless connection using an OC3 speed backbone, 45Mbps UNII 5.8GHz extension to the municipalities, and 11Mbps spreadspectrum connections to the agencies.

  • 53 government employees have been trained in spreadspectrum technology.

  • 20 government employees have been trained in UNII technology.

  • 20 specialists from the Government have been certified in ATM technology.


Prstar net phase ii cont

PRStar.Net Phase II (cont.)

  • Phase II of the PRStar.Net project will be completed this year.


Where can i find more information

Where can I find more information?

http://www.prstar.net


What is prstar net

Gathering of State Networks: Strategies for the Next DecadePR Star.NetGovernment of Puerto RicoApril 16-18, 2000 St. Louis, Missouri


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