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NCJ Number: 211844 Find in a Library
Title: A Reach Across Jurisdictions
Corporate Author: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
United States of America
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Grant Number: 96-MU-MU-K011
Sale Source: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
700 N. Frederick Ave.
Bldg. 181, Room 1L30
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Florida's Broward and Monroe Counties are working with the State Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) on the Information Technology (Infotech) initiative, a National Institute of Justice (NIJ) project that allows officers at fixed or mobile locations to enter queries and search databases in other jurisdictions.
Abstract: The Infotech system is a suite of off-the-shelf software products and NIJ-developed "middleware" that offers more of an intermediate approach to information sharing; "middleware" is software that connects two otherwise separate applications. With Infotech, participating agencies keep their databases unchanged, as the software provides users a "single-searching method" that acts as a translator between the investigator's query and each database's specific access method. An investigator in one jurisdiction can access databases in many other jurisdictions by using one search method. Infotech solves the privacy and security issues by providing several layers of protection mechanisms, depending on the risk level. The Florida Infotech project uses the FDLE's Criminal Justice Network (CJ-Net), a statewide network that is the foundation for communications among approximately 500 Florida agencies.
Main Term(s): Automated police information systems
Index Term(s): Florida; Interagency cooperation; NIJ grant-related documents; Regional information sharing systems
Note: From TechBeat, Winter 2000; downloaded October 25, 2005.
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