Presentation on theme: "The Law Enforcement Information Exchange (LInX)"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Law Enforcement Information Exchange (LInX) Unclassified
2 The Law Enforcement Information Exchange What LInX isHistory of the LInX projectsHow LInX worksCurrent Status of the LInX projectsCapabilitiesLessons Learned—Success FactorsSuccess StoriesScreenshots
3 What LInX IsThe Law Enforcement Information Exchange (LInX) is an advanced information sharing system conceived, funded and built by the United States Naval Criminal Investigative Service, but not owned or controlled by NCIS
4 What LInX IsTransports, normalizes, indexes then consolidates data from member law enforcement agencies’ RMS systems on a nightly basis into a data warehouse & allows users to search all contributed data with several search & analysis toolsLInX is NOT an original system of records but a replication of many original systems of recordsLInX is populated with law enforcement data only and is NOT an intelligence system
5 What LInX IsNot just another database or computer system, but an advanced investigative tool for the law enforcement communityIt allows you to know things you couldn’t know beforeAnother tool in an officer’s/investigator’s toolbox
6 History of LInXWhat is NCIS & why is DoD building an IS system for law enforcement?After the bombing of the USS Cole and the events of September 11, 2001 NCIS mission priorities changedInformation sharing was critical to new agency priorities
7 LInX Status- June 2007 7 Regional LInX Systems Planned Operational in 6 RegionsDevelopmental in 1 Regions in FY 07Navy/NCIS Programmed in 2 Regions FY’08** Discussions re development of Los Angeles LInX Region for FY’07IOC-Oct’04100%New London,CTIOC-Feb’07100%IOC-Apr’06IOC-Jun’07IOC-Jun‘05100%Los AngelesSan DiegoIOC-Sep‘05100%IOC-Jun‘05100%
8 How LInX Works Existing Network Existing Network Individual Agency RMS Shared RMSFPFPData WarehouseFPFPThis diagram depicts the multiple types of systems that the front porch allows to access the data warehouse. The Washington LInX has all of the various system configurations in the region connected successfully to the data warehouse through the front porches. An example of an existing network with shared RMS systems accessing the data warehouse are the ILEADS and SNOPAC systems. An example of an existing network with individual agency RMS accessing the data warehouse would be the King County RAIN system, with the Washington State Patrol and the Federal agencies accessing the data warehouse through various individual front porches.This configuration will allow any level of agency records system to connect to the data warehouse regardless of configuration or brand thus allowing any agency to contribute at a minimal cost.FederalFPOtherState
9 LE Users LInX Data Data is accessed by the users Warehouse FBI Field OfficeUSERLInX DataWarehouseData is accessed by the usersfrom a web browser using SSLUSERLogin & password requiredUSER256 bit encryptionFirewallLE DATAArrest RecordsInvestigationsTraffic ReportsCAD DataBooking RecordsWarrantsFront Porch1024 bit encryption4- Dell 6650 Servers with ApplicationsFirewallAgencyRMS SystemData is pushedto the Front Porchthen into LInXLInX LE Agency
10 Types of Data in LInX Types of electronic data in the system: Law Enforcement RMS data: (Structured & Unstructured)incident fields, incident narratives, supplemental investigative narratives, field interviews, suspicious incidents, arrests, outstanding warrants and mugshotsComputer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) dataPawn shop records
11 Types of Data in LInX Jail booking records Traffic Crash Reports Traffic Summons dataParking ticket dataSex Offender RegistryAdult Criminal HistoryStatewide mugshots
12 LInX Capabilities Tactical functions and operation Tactical Search ScreensSearch by name, partial name, nickname, address, vehicle, SSN, OL#, telephone #, FBI#, record # or type, date range, etc.Exact or Assisted Search and use of wildcardLocal warrants & mugshotsAnalytical functions and operationAdvanced searchTactical + incident narratives, date ranges, individual agency search, etc.Free text search (Google®-like; conceptual)Link analysis (visual representation of relationships)Pawned Propertysearch by name, article, description, serial #, pawn shop, date range, etc.
13 Success Factors Strategy Governance Funding Source Data Capabilities TechnologyLong Term SupportEvaluation MethodologyProgram Management
14 Success Factors Strategy (2) The project must have the ability to address specific critical issues as well as reconcile the various interests of the participating agencies.Common Vision must be establishedDevelop a Comprehensive Strategic Plan
15 Success Factors Governance The project must establish a strong governance infrastructure to support policy and operational decisions for the long-term survival of the project.
16 Success Factors Data The goal is to share all legally sharable data More data, not lessThis would include structured and unstructured data in records systems and investigative files.
17 Success Factors Capabilities Easy to use query and analysis tools Robust security & audit standardsA system by law enforcement personnel for law enforcement
18 Success Factors Technology Open standards, affordable and capable Easy to enhance and scale upThe system must build upon existing capabilities and not force agencies to buy new systems or change business practices—i.e., seamless integration.
19 Success Factors Support CEO long term buy-in with associated policies on system useBecomes a part of training curriculum with necessary policies in placeComprehensive training and user manualsLong-term financial supportTechnical support from vendors and/or in-house experts for long-term maintenance
20 Success Factors Evaluation Component The project must have identified evaluation criteria to gauge the effectiveness of the system to its stated goals.Define success
21 Success Factors Program Management Strong program management is important in order to achieve success.“Champion” to push the process
22 Lessons Learned An Operational project not an IT project Built from the ground up, not top down—every level involvedStructure governance to get agency CEOs to the tableKeep agency CEOs directly & consistently involvedLaw enforcement information onlyInvestigative system not intelligenceStrong rules of use and administrative policiesNot a cookie-cutter approach; each system is different according to the priorities, needs, issues and lawsStart small, minimal agency impact, get it up and working then add more capabilities & additional agenciesFeedback loop from users with continuous improvement
23 Success Stories Homicide of a police officer in VA Gang rape in VA Homicide Suspects in NWIdentity Thefts in NE FloridaAttempted Child Abduction in NWTheft Rings at Norfolk Intrn’l AirportMany many instances of recovered stolen propertySerial Burglary, Robbery & Check casesInternational Money Laundering in NW
24 Questions or additional information: Dennis A. Mook, Chief of Police (Ret.)(757)