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QLD Projects Recognised: GWN and G20 |

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QLD Projects Recognised: GWN and G20

Two awards recently recognised Queensland projects: the Queensland Government Wireless Network (GWN) and the G20 Global Summit in 2014.

Queensland iAwards

Motorola Solutions’ work with Telstra on the Queensland Government Wireless Network (GWN) has resulted in the government winning a prestigious iAward in the Government Service category.

[At right: Campbell Newman and Treasurer Tim Nicholls announcing the GWN.]

In September 2013 the Queensland Government turned to Motorola Solutions and Telstra to improve communications, safety and security for public safety agencies and emergency workers through an enhanced digital radio voice and narrowband data communications network.

This important 15-year managed services project has brought Queensland’s police, fire and ambulance agencies onto the same communications platform, delivering substantial benefits including enhanced coverage, security and interoperability.

The iAwards are judged by the ICT industry, for the industry, and honour companies at the cutting edge of technology innovation and recognises the achievements of home-grown Australian innovators. The key goal of the iAwards is to discover, recognise and reward the ICT innovations that have the potential to, or are already having a positive impact on the community – at home, in the office and on a global scale.

Winning the state award meant qualification for the national iAwards in Melbourne in August, however, the national award was taken out by BloodNet Laboratory Information System Interface, National Blood Authority (ACT).

AIM Project Management Awards

We would like to congratulate the Queensland Police Service, which recently received the Project Management Achievement Award (PMAA) for Queensland for its work at the G20 Leaders Summit in Brisbane.

Last November, the eyes of the world were on Brisbane during the summit, which is the premier forum for international economic cooperation and major decision-making. At the time, the acting head of the US Secret Service praised Queensland Police for their handling of the G20 summit.

The Project Management Achievement Awards (PMAA) are annual awards program held by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIM). This year AIM reported some of the highest quality winners in memory, with a record number of entries received. The awards recognise outstanding achievement and/or innovation in project management knowledge areas of integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communication, risk and procurement management.

Congratulations, Queensland Police Service!