Hours of Operation Nov. 27, 2015 11/25/2015
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USDA Awards $54,000 Grant
Joseph M. Diego, the USDA Area II Director from Guam, recently announced the award of two grants to the CNMI Judiciary. The larger of the two grant awards, an Economic Impact Grant for $34,000, will purchase and retrofit a four wheel drive vehicle for the Judiciary Marshal Service Division. The second grant, a Community Facilities Grant for $20,000, will enable the busy Superior Court's Clerk of Court's Office to purchase new computer workstations and a data base server replacing obsolete technology.
FEMA Loans Emergency Generator to Judiciary
The Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) has assigned an emergency generator to the Judiciary to power up its Information Technology (IT) Office on a 24-7 basis to prevent damage to computer hardware and electronics. The Judiciary has a main generator that operates on a limited basis, but the new FEMA generator will allow consistent power for the IT Office's sensitive equipment.
"The emergency generator is a welcome relief. The continuous supply of power will help prevent further damage to the equipment and preserve vital data until things are back to normal," said Michael Villacrusis, Systems Administrator. The generator will be returned to FEMA once the Commonwealth Utilities Corporation restores power service to the Guma' Hustisia.
Judiciary Provides Temporary Offices to Government Agencies and MLSC
On August 2, 2015, Typhoon Soudelor caused massive destruction on Saipan forcing government units to relocate to other offices offering water and power services. The Judiciary, in operation two days after the typhoon, welcomed the Office of the Attorney General, Public Defender's Office and Micronesian Legal Services Corporation to use office spaces and internet connection in the Guma' Hustisia. The Judiciary's Computer Training Center and several Witnesses' Rooms were designated as temporary offices for the affected agencies.