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1120 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 450, Portland, OR 97204
The Communications program maintains a robust public safety radio and emergency dispatch system, as well as large telecommunications, video surveillance and network environments. The responsibilities of Communications are to rapidly respond to and resolve all voice, radio, dispatch technology, and network support issues; effectively engineer and maintain the City's communications systems, and networks including the Integrated Regional Network Enterprise (IRNE) and Institutional Network (I-NET) serving government agencies throughout Multnomah County.
The Communications program supports the City goal to deliver efficient, effective, and accountable municipal services, as well as the OMF goal to maximize the cost effective use of technology by supporting the City and regional mission critical voice and data communications needs.
The Communications program is primarily focused on the reliability and availability of critical network and communications systems and services as well as the efficiency and effectiveness of the staff which support large quantities of technology equipment such as radios and telephones.
A serious security vulnerability known as "Heartbleed" was recently discovered in OpenSSL, a popular software library commonly used by many websites on the internet to encrypt communication between a user's computer and a web server.
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