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Defined as a “collaborative effort of two or more agencies that provide resources, expertise, and information to the center with the goal of maximizing their ability to detect, prevent, investigate, and respond to criminal and terrorist activity”
State and major urban area fusion centers are key to the nationwide information sharing framework
Designation of a primary fusion center within state
Nationwide assessment of fusion center capabilities by DHS and DOJ
Addressing use of National Guard personnel within fusion centers
National Information Exchange Model (NIEM)
Development of Regional Training and Technical Assistance
Information sharing is a national imperative In detecting, preventing, responding to and investigating crimes, disasters and terrorist acts, the exchange of information among multiple engaged agencies must be timely and accurate and therefore highly automated . Most existing computer systems are not designed to facilitate information sharing across disciplines and jurisdictions. Automated information sharing between agencies requires the definition of common standards for linking disparate systems among federal, state, local and tribal agencies.
with agreed-upon terms, definitions , and formats.
Independent of the way data is stored in individual systems.
A way to achieve consensus on the content of specific exchanges
A structured approach to data interoperability
Participating Communities and Governance Defining Data Components Defining data components unique to a domain will be done by subject matter experts who are representatives of the domain following basic rules for definitions and terms A group representing all participating domains will define those data components that are universal or commonly used by more than one domain again using the same basic rules
OASIS Electronic Court Filing Technical Committee plans a 2008 release of IEPDs conformant with NIEM.
DOJ programs, such as LCMS and Sentinel, through their system design efforts are ensuring their exchanges will be NIEM-conformant.
DHS built a Hospital Availability IEPD and is planning or building 10 other NIEM-conformant IEPDs, including Federated Person Query and Terrorist Watchlist.
The Program Manager-Information Sharing Environment has declared that NIEM will be the standard for sharing counterterrorism information.
FBI has released the preliminary IEPD and schema for N-DEx consistent with release 2.0 of NIEM.
FBI has created an IEPD based on the planned interface between N-DEx and Sentinel.
FEMA has developed some specific NIEM-compliant schema – vetted through the NIEM Help Desk – for partner agencies at the federal, state, tribal and local levels to use for external data submission exchanges with the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Toolkit.
Summary Suspicious Activity Report Search The document obtainable through this search engine are those produced by Fusion Centers and are designed to be summary in nature describing incidents/contacts/activity and do not contain person identifying information (PII), The documents searched are in a free text format such as MS Work, Adobe, WordPerfect. Etc. Enter single word, multiple words, or phrase:
For the most optimum results use the following format suggestions
MULTIPLE WORDS – use “+” sign between, ex. Truck +bridge +photos
PHRASE – for specific phrase enclose in quotation, ex. “green pickup”
Select time frame of entered documents to be searched: SEARCH Between MO DAY YR 30 days 60 days 90 days ALL State
RESULTS PAGE RETURN TO SEARCH NEW SEARCH 95% 85% 72% 50% 94% 20% Summary SAR Search STATE FUSION CENTER DATE ENTERED Match NY Albany 3/4/2007 VA Richmond 3/11/2008 VA Richmond 4/10/2008 IL Chicago 3/16/2008 FL FDLE 4/1/2008 FL FDLE 4/8/2008
Contact Information New York State Intelligence Center Person submitting document Larry Jones, Intelligence Analyst 518-555-1234 [email_address] Contact for verifying information Lt. Mary Smith, Unit Commander 518-555-4321 [email_address] Summary SAR Search
28 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 23 is a regulation governing interjurisdictional and multijurisdictional criminal intelligence systems
These are operated by or on behalf of state and local law enforcement agencies and that are funded with certain federal funds.
It is a federal regulation issued by the U.S. Department of Justice in 1980, revised in 1993, and clarified in 1998 to address circumstances evolving with changing technologies and law enforcement needs.
Is currently under revision review.
It is applicable to “criminal intelligence systems,” offering guidance on the collection, storage, and dissemination of criminal intelligence information.
Investigative and intelligence analysis support – RISS produced over 21,000 analytical products in FY2006. RISS creates link charts, telephone toll analysis, crime scene diagrams and other products. RISS also supports computer forensics and video and audio enhancements.
Equipment sharing – RISS loans over 4,500 pieces of specialized equipment annually.
Investigative funds support – RISS loans confidential funds to member agencies to support investigations, including purchase of services and contraband, as well as case travel and other assistance.
Criminal activity bulletins and publications – RISS produces almost 200 publications annually and distributes them to nearly 300,000 law enforcement personnel.
Training – In FY2006, more than 65,000 officers were trained.
Technical assistance – RISS field staff liaise with member agencies to ensure deliver of RISS services and to provide support regarding RISSNET installation and training.
RISS Automated Trusted Information eXchange — (ATIX)
A vehicle for nationwide dissemination of national security information
Allows access to the secure network by non-RISS members
Includes Public Service, Public Safety, Public Utility, EMS, Governors, Mayors, Airport Security