State and Regional

State and Regional

Information Sharing Leads to Interagency Collaboration

In today’s world, federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies must work together to detect and prevent terrorism and criminal activity. The establishment of FBI-sponsored Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTFs) and the nationwide network of fusion centers indicate an enduring commitment to information sharing among agencies and at all levels of government. The JTTF and fusion center partnerships rely on ISE policies, business processes, architectures, standards, and systems to facilitate information sharing, and were both founded on unprecedented agreements to exchange operational data, case files, and information on open and closed investigations.

Implementing Information Sharing

Information Sharing Leads to Interagency Collaboration

 

In today’s world, federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies must work together to detect and prevent terrorism and criminal activity. The establishment of FBI-sponsored Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTFs) and the nationwide network of fusion centers indicate an enduring commitment to information sharing among agencies and at all levels of government. The JTTF and fusion center partnerships rely on ISE policies, business processes, architectures, standards, and systems to facilitate information sharing, and were both founded on unprecedented agreements to exchange operational data, case files, and information on open and closed investigations.

 

Implementing Information Sharing

 

The distributed sharing method, which allows an organization to retain its own information while also making it available to other agencies, is a common approach to information sharing implementation. Since information is frequently maintained in different formats, the Law Enforcement Information Sharing Program Exchange Specification (LEXS), a subset of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM), was developed to translate data into a common format, enabling participants to access information from multiple sources.

 

Sources of Shared Information

 

The FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division currently serves more than 18,000 partner organizations representing one million users with state-of-the-art technologies including:

 

• Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal (LEEP) – The FBI’s Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal (LEEP) is a gateway providing law enforcement agencies, intelligence groups, and criminal justice entities access to beneficial resources. These resources will strengthen case development for investigators, enhance information sharing between agencies, and be accessible in one centralized location.

 

• National Crime Information Center – an electronic clearinghouse of crime data that can be tapped into by virtually every criminal justice agency nationwide, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

 

• Next Generation Identification (NGI) – a state-of-the-art biometric identification services and compiles core capabilities that serve as the platform for multimodal functionality.

 

• Uniform Crime Reporting Program – providing nationwide crime statistics since 1930.

 

Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS)

 

RISS is a federally funded program sponsored by the DOJ that maintains a network of six multistate centers to assist law enforcement officials to combat illegal drug trafficking, identity theft, human trafficking, violent crime, and terrorist activity both regionally and on a nationwide scale. RISS also operates the RISS Secure Cloud to facilitate law enforcement information sharing. Hundreds of thousands of law enforcement officers and criminal justice personnel access RISSNET to share intelligence and coordinate efforts across jurisdictions.

 

National Data Exchange (N-DEx)

 

The National Data Exchange (N-Dex) provides incident and case reports, booking and incarceration data, and parole and probation information to law enforcement agencies, in addition to advanced data exploitation tools to determine relationships between vehicle, property, location, and crime characteristics data.

 

The Department of Homeland Security Law Enforcement Information Sharing Service (LEISS)

 

The LEISS project has expanded to include 489 agencies representing more than 26,000 user accounts, covering all major geographic regions in the United States. The number of participating agencies is expected to more than triple over the next year.

 

The distributed sharing method, which allows an organization to retain its own information while also making it available to other agencies, is a common approach to information sharing implementation. Since information is frequently maintained in different formats, the Law Enforcement Information Sharing Program Exchange Specification (LEXS), a subset of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM), was developed to translate data into a common format, enabling participants to access information from multiple sources.

Sources of Shared Information

The FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division currently serves more than 18,000 partner organizations representing one million users with state-of-the-art technologies including:

 

Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal (LEEP) – The FBI’s Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal (LEEP) is a gateway providing law enforcement agencies, intelligence groups, and criminal justice entities access to beneficial resources. These resources will strengthen case development for investigators, enhance information sharing between agencies, and be accessible in one centralized location.

 

National Crime Information Center – an electronic clearinghouse of crime data that can be tapped into by virtually every criminal justice agency nationwide, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

 

Next Generation Identification (NGI) – a state-of-the-art biometric identification services and compiles core capabilities that serve as the platform for multimodal functionality.

 

Uniform Crime Reporting Program – providing nationwide crime statistics since 1930.

Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS)

RISS is a federally funded program sponsored by the DOJ that maintains a network of six multistate centers to assist law enforcement officials to combat illegal drug trafficking, identity theft, human trafficking, violent crime, and terrorist activity both regionally and on a nationwide scale. RISS also operates the RISS Secure Cloud to facilitate law enforcement information sharing. Hundreds of thousands of law enforcement officers and criminal justice personnel access RISSNET to share intelligence and coordinate efforts across jurisdictions.

National Data Exchange (N-DEx)

The National Data Exchange (N-Dex) provides incident and case reports, booking and incarceration data, and parole and probation information to law enforcement agencies, in addition to advanced data exploitation tools to determine relationships between vehicle, property, location, and crime characteristics data.

The Department of Homeland Security Law Enforcement Information Sharing Service (LEISS)

The LEISS project has expanded to include 489 agencies representing more than 26,000 user accounts, covering all major geographic regions in the United States. The number of participating agencies is expected to more than triple over the next year.