3 ABOUT NLETS 501(c)(3) nonprofit Owned and governed by the statesOperated by a professional staff of 23Operational site located in Phoenix, AZDisaster recovery site located in IdahoReminder – 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 partnersAir Force (OSI)88 millionTransactions a month600,000PC, mobile and handheld devices in the U.S. and Canada30,000User agencies1 million+Individual usersArmyCoast GuardCBPEPICFAAFBIFMCSAFPSICE / LESCInteriorJusticeNavyOPMPERSERECPostal Inspection ServiceSecret ServiceTSA / OLE-FAMSU.S. CourtsVeteran’s Affairs
4 SECURE Private T1 network VPN – triple DES encryption Firewall at every connectionDisaster recoveryGuaranteed message delivery24 x operation center99.99% uptime
5 SYSTEM AND NETWORKMPLS -Multi Protocol Label Switching- meshed connectivity and additional bandwidth3G Wireless (WAN backup)-secure VPN encrypted recovery – latest CDMA and GSM/UMTS standardsDecember Stats: 100% System Uptime66,556,086 Messages ProcessedTop 5 Message Keys In Order – RQ, DQ, CR, IQ and AMTop 5 Users (In Order by Volume) – CBP, TX, CA, FL, and ILAverage Round Trip Message Response Time – 1.75 secondsNJIN 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 PresentOverall 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 overto a private MPLS• Meshed connectivity, additional bandwidth• 50 Cisco 2811 Routers order –Schedules being planned3G - Secure VPN encrypted recovery into the network when aprimary line failure occurs.• Support the latest CDMA and GSM/UMTS standardsOverview 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 servicesNetwork backup capabilityMember-to-member data exchangeUnder 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 registrationCriminal history recordsWanted personsStolen vehiclesStolen articlesStolen gunsStolen securitiesStolen boatsCriminal historiesElectronic “HIT” confirmationCanadian HOT filesHomeland Alert messagesLEO Flying ArmedINS databases at LESCAmber AlertsAdmin messagesSevere weather warningsAircraft registrationsGSA 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 databasesVehicleWanted personTravel documentSix message keys were created to support this service.Interpol Message KeysPQInitial wanted personFPQFull wanted personITQInitial travel documentFTQFull stolen travel documentIVQInitial stolen vehicleFVQFull stolen vehicleExample of new keys
14 PARTNERS ACS State & Local Solutions LoJack American Law Enforcement NetworkNestor Traffic SystemsAmerican Traffic SolutionsNixleApprissNational Weather Wire ServiceATSC (Advanced Technology Systems Corporation)Redflex Traffic SystemsRedspeedCMA ConsultingTraffipaxCPI OpenfoxVisionAIRDatamax Professional ServicesVoyager SystemsInsureNetWestern Identification NetworkLasercraft
15 PARTNER ACTIVITYSTRATEGIC PARTNERACTIVITY WITH NLETSACS State & Local SolutionsAmerican Traffic SolutionsCMA ConsultingLasercraftNestor Traffic SystemsONGO LiveIssues moving violations to motorists that fail to stop for school busesRedflex Traffic SystemsRedSpeedTraffipaxUses Nlets to access driver license information. Data is used by law enforcement agencies for traffic enforcement.Red light companies
16 PARTNER ACTIVITY (continued) STRATEGIC PARTNERACTIVITY WITH NLETSLoJackOnStarIntradoProvides vehicle recovery services for law enforcement. Uses Nlets to notify agency.
17 PARTNER ACTIVITY (continued) STRATEGIC PARTNERACTIVITY WITH NLETSCPI OpenfoxVisionAIRApprissProvides 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 PARTNERACTIVITY WITH NLETSATSC/ VoyagerDatamaxx Professional ServicesUses 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 PARTNERACTIVITY WITH NLETSAmerican Law Enforcement Network (ALEN)InsurenetNixleUses Nlets’ excess bandwidth to provide LE officers wireless access to NCIC, Nlets, and State NCIC data.Roadside verification of insurance info. over NletsBroadcasts 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)
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 STATESWith the Nlets organization and member community as the ideal proving ground,Nlets will collaborate closely with participating members to demonstrate the feasibility, utilityand economy of common and interoperablelocation-based information services.
24 LOGIC SUMMARYThe LOGIC project will create the Nlets infrastructure to deliver GIS capabilities using XML and government approved standards for the exchange of geospatial information.
26 LOGIC SUMMARY (continued) GIS tool capability for use in mobile and handheld computersGeo-coding capability enabling law enforcement access and use of external data setsLarge-structure 3-D geo-coding and tools for capturing, marking and identifying details and key dataIdentification, extraction and display of relationships and patterns hidden in large, complex dataEvent-based resource allocation/distribution models suitable for operations, planning and trainingGeo-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 environmentsMultiple 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 adoptionDeveloped/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 INTERFACEThe LOGIC portal enables greater specificity in alerts and messagingby 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 bemodified 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 FormatSpecific 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 PennsylvaniaKentuckyTennesseeNorth CarolinaTexasWith 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 documentationAdvance and promote the standardized Rap Sheet and facilitate initiatives from the JTF for Rap Sheet StandardizationFacilitate and provide financial support to several pilot states to implement standardized Rap SheetsFacilitate the upgrade of early adoption states to the latest JTF specificationsProvide comprehensive statistics to support crime prevention and recidivism effortsFlorida
34 CHIEF SUMMARYMigrated the Interstate Criminal History Transmission Specification Version (Rap Sheet) to a Version 4.0 conformant with the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM)
35 CHIEF SUMMARYDeveloped and installed XML transformation services on the Nlets networkCreated an environment to support statistical analysis of criminal record check transactionsImplemented XML Rap Sheet transmission in FL, KY, ME, MA, PA, TX, and WIXML
36 CHIEF ACHIEVEMENTSMigrated the JTF Rap Sheet XML specification (3.01) to a NIEM 2.0 conformant JTF 4.0 specificationUpgraded the Nlets XMR to provide NIEM functionalityCreated implementation plans for each participating state
37 CHIEF ACHIEVEMENTS (continued) Deployed to the participating states the capability to send and receive XML Rap SheetsSupported 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 dataSupported the JTF effort to develop a 4.1 Rap Sheet Specification to include additional requirements identified by the statesA 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 Virginia
40 NISP/SRFERS PARTICIPATING STATES PHASE IPHASE II & IIIAlabamaIdahoMassachusettsMinnesotaNew MexicoNorth CarolinaOhioOregonTennesseeVirginiaArizonaArkansasDelawareGeorgiaIndianaMississippiMontanaNew JerseySouth CarolinaVermontWyoming
41 NISP: 10 States in Production! North CarolinaNew MexicoOregonOhioTennesseeMassachusettsMinnesotaAlabamaIdahoVirginia
42 NISP: 11 States in Process! DelawareVermontGeorgiaSouth CarolinaMississippiArizonaArkansasMontanaWyomingNew JerseyIndiana
43 NISP: More Images Coming… Expand functionality to include sharing correctional inmate/offender and possibly other imagesTesting it in North Carolina and Oregon
45 HOSTINGWHOWHATHOWEntities whose equipment is used to benefit the greater good of the justice and public safety community.Economic VersatilityTechnical ReliabilitySecurityTechnical AssistanceMembership 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 requiredNumber of servers to be hostedMonthly MB usage of either frame or Internet bandwidthCustomer supplying firewall or need to utilize Nlets’ firewallCustomer supplying phone circuits or need for Nlets to provideMonthly FeeDependent upon variablesInitial Set-up*Membership may be negotiated based on user and/or services
48 Nlets Assistance Fund (NAF) Primary goal is to support the continued developmentof services and technologies that directly benefitthe Nlets mission and vision.Limited in scopeDefined award criteriaAwarded only for training and/or travelSmall 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 AwarenessYear-long focus on under-utilized message keys.
50 Nlets STAFF Art Valdez Network Operations Coordinator 623-308-3515 Bill PhillipsSecurity SpecialistBob MorrisEducation SpecialistBrent WieseSystems ArchitectCarol WalkerAccountant/Contract ComplianceChelsea KeeferDocument SpecialistCris GarciaExecutive AssistantFrank MiniceChief Information OfficerJohn DinbokowitzWAN AdministratorJohn LawsonNOC SupervisorKate SilholSenior Systems EngineerKurt AnzelmoNetwork Operations (NOC) ManagerKyle DarnellSenior Network AnalystLaura CarterBusiness ManagerRuss BrodieSenior Project ManagerSandie RoseDirector of Finance and AdministrationSteve CorrellExecutive Director
51 QUESTIONS?Bonnie Locke Director, Program Management