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OCTO is aware of the global issue with CrowdStrike’s update impacting Windows servers and computers. CrowdStrike has identified the issue and a fix. We are supporting District agencies to ensure operations continue. At this time, District operations are not experiencing major impacts.

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OUC Information Technology

The Office of Unified Communications' (OUC) Information Technology division is responsible for managing internal systems and networks. The OUC also manages the District's Citywide Radio System. The system provides mission-critical communications for primary public safety agencies, like the Metropolitan Police Department and DC Fire and EMS, twenty-two other District government agencies, and several regional and federal partners. The network supports over 7,000 radios and over 10 million radio calls annually.

The OUC IT division manages several critical systems including, but not limited to:

  • 911 Telephony
  • 311 Telephony
  • Radio Systems
  • 911 Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD)
  • Fire Station Alerting System (FSAS)
  • Mobile Data Computers (MDC)

Visit the following pages to learn more about our information technology infrastructure:

The Future State of IT Systems and Cybersecurity Readiness

Advancing the Lifeline with Motorola Two-Way Radios