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