Raytheon rolls out first increment of FBI’s law enforcement information system
The goal of N-DEx—an electronic catalog of criminal information from around the country—is to enable all law enforcement agencies to share incident reports, correlate crime data and collaborate on criminal justice investigations on a national basis.
Upon completion, the N-DEx system will enable 200,000 investigators in up to 18,000 local, state, tribal and federal enforcement agencies to collect and share incident and investigative information across disparate systems and jurisdiction boundaries, according to Raytheon.
“N-DEx highlights the ability of the FBI, Raytheon and the law enforcement community to work together to improve criminal investigations nationwide,” said Kevin Reid, FBI program manager.
According to Raytheon, the first increment gives 50,000 users the ability to capture case data and conduct “entity resolution” on incidents and arrest data. Entity resolution identifies possible candidates for known aliases, based on information (name, address, phone number, etc.) in multiple records. The system then correlates the data, resulting in the identification of candidates for consideration. The information then is presented to the user for further analysis.
“The first N-DEx increment paves the way for law enforcement investigators across the country to effectively work together, share and acquire actionable information in support of their mission of protecting our communities,” said TW Scott, Raytheon Information Solutions vice president. “Raytheon will continue to work closely with the law enforcement community and our partners to leverage the best technologies to execute N-DEx across the country.”
The team led by Raytheon provides the design, development, engineering and implementation of the N-DEx system, as well as user support, operations and maintenance following implementation.
To learn more about N-DEx, click here.