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2 Quick Reminder…

3 ABOUT NLETS 501(c)(3) nonprofit
Owned and governed by the states Operated by a professional staff of 23 Operational site located in Phoenix, AZ Disaster recovery site located in Idaho Reminder – who we are….international network provides information services support for justice-related applications…Serves all U.S. states/territories, Federal agencies with a justice component, select international/associate agencies, and strategic partners Air Force (OSI) 88 million Transactions a month 600,000 PC, mobile and handheld devices in the U.S. and Canada 30,000 User agencies 1 million+ Individual users Army Coast Guard CBP EPIC FAA FBI FMCSA FPS ICE / LESC Interior Justice Navy OPM PERSEREC Postal Inspection Service Secret Service TSA / OLE-FAMS U.S. Courts Veteran’s Affairs

4 SECURE Private T1 network VPN – triple DES encryption
Firewall at every connection Disaster recovery Guaranteed message delivery 24 x operation center 99.99% uptime

5 SYSTEM AND NETWORK MPLS -Multi Protocol Label Switching- meshed connectivity and additional bandwidth 3G Wireless (WAN backup)-secure VPN encrypted recovery – latest CDMA and GSM/UMTS standards December Stats:  100% System Uptime 66,556,086 Messages Processed Top 5 Message Keys In Order – RQ, DQ, CR, IQ and AM Top 5 Users (In Order by Volume) – CBP, TX, CA, FL, and IL Average Round Trip Message Response Time – 1.75 seconds NJIN System Average CPU Utilization – 4% MQ System Average CPU Utilization – 1% NJIN Disk Utilization – 4.2% MQ System Disk Utilization – 5.0% RAND Storage Available from 2/1/2008 to Present Overall Average Network Uptime – 99.99% Average User Line Utilization – 2.46% Average Host Line Utilization – 13.73% Project is underway to move from our private frame relay over to a private MPLS • Meshed connectivity, additional bandwidth • 50 Cisco 2811 Routers order –Schedules being planned 3G - Secure VPN encrypted recovery into the network when a primary line failure occurs. • Support the latest CDMA and GSM/UMTS standards Overview Nlets will be implementing Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) with AT&T. MPLS will enable Nlets to provide nearly full T1 services to all members at less cost than a fractional T1. MPLS also allows data to flow between nodes. The project will involve new circuits and equipment. The biggest expense will be replacing over series routers that are currently used for backups by states and federal partners. The 1700 series router does not support MPLS. Nlets is also looking at using cellular cards in the routers to provide backup over AT&T's cellular network. Problem Statement Implementing MPLS will allow Nlets to provide full T1 services for the nearly the same price as an existing 128k line. MPLS will also make it easier for members to share data between themselves because PVC connections will no longer be required for connecting hubs. The new routers are equipped with a cellular card to provide network backup over AT&Ts cellular network. Objectives The project objectives are: Provide T1 services at less cost. Upgrade routers to be equipped with a network interface card (NIC) card for backup capabilities. Reduce the effort involved in connecting hubs, so members can share data amongst themselves without having to go through Phoenix (full meshing). Benefits Implementing MPLS will have the following benefits: Reduced cost for T1 services Network backup capability Member-to-member data exchange Under the current frame relay network, it is too expensive to provide full T1 services; it is difficult for members to share data amongst themselves; and, current equipment does not provide the ability to backup over a cellular network in the case of a circuit failure. Over the last five years, Nlets has been using a private frame relay network. The frame relay has allowed Nlets to provide fractional T1 services to all its members. The base bandwidth to most members is 128k. As Nlets services expand to include the exchange of photos and backing up the FBI network traffic, including finger print traffic, more members need larger bandwidth. In several years, all members may need a full T1 to take full advantage of all the services Nlets offers with the nearly instantaneous responses to which users are accustomed. The cost of providing a full T1 using the private frame network is over $1,500 per line. This more than doubles the cost Nlets pays for the base rate, making it cost prohibitive for a majority of the Nlets membership. There is also a growing need in the law enforcement community to share data between states. For example Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine have developed a tri-state agreement to share fingerprint data. Nlets accommodated the tri-state program; however, it required additional PVC circuits and is difficult to maintain, especially when a new hardware or software change is implemented. For example, when Nlets implemented AES encryption, it took too long to activate AES for the states in the tri-state areas because of how they are connected to each other's hubs. The current router configuration in each state does not allow Nlets to provide a cellular backup option in case the circuit goes down. Nlets can use the FBI's circuit as a backup option, but if the state has not participated in testing, it could take time to setup. Also, there is a chance that the FBI could be switching to AT&T as their network provider, negating the value of backups by the FBI.

6 INFORMATION EXCHANGE Legacy services for… …and Access to
Driver and vehicle registration Criminal history records Wanted persons Stolen vehicles Stolen articles Stolen guns Stolen securities Stolen boats Criminal histories Electronic “HIT” confirmation Canadian HOT files Homeland Alert messages LEO Flying Armed INS databases at LESC Amber Alerts Admin messages Severe weather warnings Aircraft registrations GSA Federal plates…. And hundreds more! 138 different message keys….state warrant queries, concealed weapon queries, sex offender, prob and parole, etc. etc.

7 EXCHANGE (continued) Interpol Message Keys PQ FPQ ITQ
Nlets worked with Interpol to provide states direct access to Interpol databases Vehicle Wanted person Travel document Six message keys were created to support this service. Interpol Message Keys PQ Initial wanted person FPQ Full wanted person ITQ Initial travel document FTQ Full stolen travel document IVQ Initial stolen vehicle FVQ Full stolen vehicle Example of new keys

8 Nlets Portal

9 JWI Portal • Production, Closed network • NVS,OPM in prod. Other users looking to possibly fill gaps with the portal




13 Nlets Strategic Partners

14 PARTNERS ACS State & Local Solutions LoJack
American Law Enforcement Network Nestor Traffic Systems American Traffic Solutions Nixle Appriss National Weather Wire Service ATSC (Advanced Technology Systems Corporation) Redflex Traffic Systems Redspeed CMA Consulting Traffipax CPI Openfox VisionAIR Datamax Professional Services Voyager Systems InsureNet Western Identification Network Lasercraft

15 PARTNER ACTIVITY STRATEGIC PARTNER ACTIVITY WITH NLETS ACS State & Local Solutions American Traffic Solutions CMA Consulting Lasercraft Nestor Traffic Systems ONGO Live Issues moving violations to motorists that fail to stop for school buses Redflex Traffic Systems RedSpeed Traffipax Uses Nlets to access driver license information. Data is used by law enforcement agencies for traffic enforcement. Red light companies

16 PARTNER ACTIVITY (continued)
STRATEGIC PARTNER ACTIVITY WITH NLETS LoJack OnStar Intrado Provides vehicle recovery services for law enforcement. Uses Nlets to notify agency.

17 PARTNER ACTIVITY (continued)
STRATEGIC PARTNER ACTIVITY WITH NLETS CPI Openfox VisionAIR Appriss Provides a secure path for connectivity between CPI and state message switching equipment at many states, for proactive monitoring and maintenance. Provides records managements systems (RMS) to small law enforcement jurisdictions via “software as a service” (SaaS). Nlets hosts the servers required to provide this service. Users gain access via a secure Internet VPN. Uses Nlets to provide victim notification services to Nlets member agencies.

18 PARTNER ACTIVITY (continued)
STRATEGIC PARTNER ACTIVITY WITH NLETS ATSC/ Voyager Datamaxx Professional Services Uses Nlets’ networking capabilities to provide law enforcement officers wireless access to NCIC, Nlets, and State data in order to provide support and consulting to law enforcement, criminal justice, and government organizations.

19 PARTNER ACTIVITY (continued)
STRATEGIC PARTNER ACTIVITY WITH NLETS American Law Enforcement Network (ALEN) Insurenet Nixle Uses Nlets’ excess bandwidth to provide LE officers wireless access to NCIC, Nlets, and State NCIC data. Roadside verification of insurance info. over Nlets Broadcasts notification messages from law enforcement and public safety officials to citizens in a targeted geographic area via network connectivity facilitated by Nlets and the Nixle equipment hosted at Nlets.

20 Two NEW Regional-Associate Members
State Regional & Federal Enterprise Retrieval System (SRFERS) Capital Wireless Information Net (CapWIN)

21 Grants

22 LOGIC LIVE Operational Geospatial Information Capability
Nlets received a GIS grant from the National Institute of Justice to test the feasibility of providing geospatial information capabilities to law enforcement and public safety.  LIVE Operational Geospatial Information Capability

23 LOGIC PILOT STATES With the Nlets organization and member community as the ideal proving ground, Nlets will collaborate closely with participating members to demonstrate the feasibility, utility and economy of common and interoperable location-based information services.

24 LOGIC SUMMARY The LOGIC project will create the Nlets infrastructure to deliver GIS capabilities using XML and government approved standards for the exchange of geospatial information.

25 LOGIC SUMMARY (continued)
Potential GIS capabilities include: Location-based alert notification, including electronic image transfer APBs AMBER Alerts BOLOs Homeland Security Alert notices Weather alerts

26 LOGIC SUMMARY (continued)
GIS tool capability for use in mobile and handheld computers Geo-coding capability enabling law enforcement access and use of external data sets Large-structure 3-D geo-coding and tools for capturing, marking and identifying details and key data Identification, extraction and display of relationships and patterns hidden in large, complex data Event-based resource allocation/distribution models suitable for operations, planning and training Geo-coding capability enabling law enforcement access/use of external data sets

27 LOGIC OBJECTIVES (continued)
Specific outcomes will include: GIS tool compatibility for use in mobile and handheld operating environments Multiple source and multiple format spatial data visualization from local, state and federal RMS databases and GIS platforms

28 LOGIC BENEFITS Provide rich location-based information services.
Incorporate geospatial capabilities into technical specifications to be conveyed to member states for broad adoption Developed/tested standards-based image exchange capabilities supporting authorized notifications and alerts. Improve collaboration, informed decision making and effective cross-boundary incident response.

29 The LOGIC portal enables greater specificity in alerts and messaging
LOGIC INTERFACE The LOGIC portal enables greater specificity in alerts and messaging by allowing the user to visually “lasso” ORIs on the map and filter by type to ensure the message is only delivered to relevant entities.

30 LOGIC INTERFACE (continued)
The portal builds a list of recipients that can be modified dynamically using the layer control on the right.

31 LOGIC INTERFACE The portal can be extended to incorporate live feeds,
such as GeoRSS, KML and WMS feeds. Above, a live traffic camera feed is displayed.

32 CHIEF Criminal History Information Exchange Format
Nlets received a grant from the Bureau of Justice Statistics to standardize the exchange of Rap Sheets among states using eXtensible Markup Language (XML). Criminal History Information Exchange Format Specific benefits include: More accurate and timely identification of persons prohibited from firearm purchase or ineligible to hold positions of responsibility involving children, the elderly, or the disabled. Better information for making decisions on detention, pre‐trial release, appropriate charge enhancement, determinate sentencing, and correctional intake classification.

33 CHIEF STATES Wisconsin Maine Iowa Oregon Massachusetts New York
Pennsylvania Kentucky Tennessee North Carolina Texas With the exception of a few states and the FBI, Rap Sheets are delivered in non‐uniform, state‐specific formats. The lack of uniformity is hindering the ability of law enforcement to protect the public. It also makes it difficult to pull together accurate crime statistics that will help prevent crime and reduce recidivism. To address these issues, Nlets has accomplished the following tasks: Serve as custodian of the national standard Rap Sheet technical specifications, software artifacts, and documentation Advance and promote the standardized Rap Sheet and facilitate initiatives from the JTF for Rap Sheet Standardization Facilitate and provide financial support to several pilot states to implement standardized Rap Sheets Facilitate the upgrade of early adoption states to the latest JTF specifications Provide comprehensive statistics to support crime prevention and recidivism efforts Florida

34 CHIEF SUMMARY Migrated the Interstate Criminal History Transmission Specification Version (Rap Sheet) to a Version 4.0 conformant with the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM)

35 CHIEF SUMMARY Developed and installed XML transformation services on the Nlets network Created an environment to support statistical analysis of criminal record check transactions Implemented XML Rap Sheet transmission in FL, KY, ME, MA, PA, TX, and WI XML

36 CHIEF ACHIEVEMENTS Migrated the JTF Rap Sheet XML specification (3.01) to a NIEM 2.0 conformant JTF 4.0 specification Upgraded the Nlets XMR to provide NIEM functionality Created implementation plans for each participating state

Deployed to the participating states the capability to send and receive XML Rap Sheets Supported BJS statistical analysis on Rap Sheet exchange in the pilot states and began to develop the capability to support recidivism studies derived from Rap Sheet data Supported the JTF effort to develop a 4.1 Rap Sheet Specification to include additional requirements identified by the states A uniform criminal history record format has never been made mandatory. Standardized Rap Sheets will improve the effectiveness of justice and public safety professionals. It will increase efficiency and avoid mistakes because of misinterpretation of out‐of‐state codes. Streamlined background checks for national security, employment, licensing and related economic purposes, as required under recent federal legislation. Improved statistical analysis of the efficacy of supervision conditions and offender participation in treatment programs.

38 NISP Nlets Interstate Sharing of Photos
Nlets received a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security to demonstrate the viability of exchanging interstate driver license (DL) photos. Partners with SRFERS and AAMVA. Nlets Interstate Sharing of Photos

39 NISP PILOT STATES North Carolina Oregon (SRFERS) South Carolina

PHASE I PHASE II & III Alabama Idaho Massachusetts Minnesota New Mexico North Carolina Ohio Oregon Tennessee Virginia Arizona Arkansas Delaware Georgia Indiana Mississippi Montana New Jersey South Carolina Vermont Wyoming

41 NISP: 10 States in Production!
North Carolina New Mexico Oregon Ohio Tennessee Massachusetts Minnesota Alabama Idaho Virginia

42 NISP: 11 States in Process!
Delaware Vermont Georgia South Carolina Mississippi Arizona Arkansas Montana Wyoming New Jersey Indiana

43 NISP: More Images Coming…
Expand functionality to include sharing correctional inmate/offender and possibly other images Testing it in North Carolina and Oregon

44 Other Nlets Info

45 HOSTING WHO WHAT HOW Entities whose equipment is used to benefit the greater good of the justice and public safety community. Economic Versatility Technical Reliability Security Technical Assistance Membership subject to approval from a committee of Nlets-associated, law enforcement personnel.

46 *Membership may be negotiated based on user and/or services
HOSTING (continued) Pricing guidelines based upon five (5) variables*: Units of computer rack space required Number of servers to be hosted Monthly MB usage of either frame or Internet bandwidth Customer supplying firewall or need to utilize Nlets’ firewall Customer supplying phone circuits or need for Nlets to provide Monthly Fee Dependent upon variables Initial Set-up *Membership may be negotiated based on user and/or services


48 Nlets Assistance Fund (NAF)
Primary goal is to support the continued development of services and technologies that directly benefit the Nlets mission and vision. Limited in scope Defined award criteria Awarded only for training and/or travel Small number of awards

49 SUPPORT Certified Nlets Educator (CNE) Program
Provides Nlets System Agencies (NSA) with a resource to assist in the development and implementation of a statewide education program to increase awareness and use of the various Nlets message keys. Establishes the minimum level of training and education necessary to design and conduct Nlets based training. Instructor Development Course (IDC) 16-hour program for the staff of any NSA that has not had the opportunity and/or means to obtain such training. System Awareness Year-long focus on under-utilized message keys.

50 Nlets STAFF Art Valdez Network Operations Coordinator 623-308-3515
Bill Phillips Security Specialist Bob Morris Education Specialist Brent Wiese Systems Architect Carol Walker Accountant/Contract Compliance Chelsea Keefer Document Specialist Cris Garcia Executive Assistant Frank Minice Chief Information Officer John Dinbokowitz WAN Administrator John Lawson NOC Supervisor Kate Silhol Senior Systems Engineer Kurt Anzelmo Network Operations (NOC) Manager Kyle Darnell Senior Network Analyst Laura Carter Business Manager Russ Brodie Senior Project Manager Sandie Rose Director of Finance and Administration Steve Correll Executive Director

51 QUESTIONS? Bonnie Locke Director, Program Management


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