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NCJ Number: 161109 Find in a Library
Title: New Horizon: Transferring Defense Technology to Law Enforcement
Journal: FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin  Volume:65  Issue:4  Dated:(April 1996)  Pages:10-17
Author(s): J Ritz; D Spector; J Camera; F Demma; W Debany
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 8
Document: HTML
Type: Report (Technical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Government Technology Transfer Program enables Department of Defense and commercial organizations to work together to assist law enforcement through the application of defense-related technology.
Abstract: As part of this program, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) operates the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center and four regional technology centers. These regional centers use existing facilities and resources to provide specialty support to NIJ's Office of Science and Technology and to law enforcement and corrections. Rome Laboratory hosts the Northeast Regional Center and recognizes that law enforcement and defense missions share similar concerns and strategies, particularly with respect to command, control, communications, and intelligence. Defense technologies can facilitate the planning of complex law enforcement operations and the sharing of information about offenders. For example, Rome Laboratory has developed the Joint Automated Booking Stations (JABS) project which combines multimedia information systems, image and text data bases, image exploitation, and multisource fusion. Defense technologies can also make it easier to obtain and analyze intelligence information, and such technologies include speech- related capabilities, sensor technologies, information analysis techniques, and image recognition systems. In the area of communications, defense technologies include high-speed networks and compatible communications systems. 5 endnotes and 4 photographs
Main Term(s): Police
Index Term(s): Automated police information systems; Computer aided operations; Federal programs; Police equipment; Police-military cooperation; Technology transfer; US Department of Defense
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