National Crime Information Center 2000 (NCIC 2000)

Tom Freeberg
Harris ISD

The National Crime Information Center 2000 (NCIC 2000) System's mission is to modernize the FBI's ability to provide a timely and accurate database of documented criminal justice information to law enforcement agencies. Additionally, the system will provide new capabilities for positive identification, improved data quality, access to external databases, usage statistics and flexible searches. The system provides a nationwide information network putting critical information in the hands of the officer on the street.

After 5 years of development and integration, the NCIC 2000 System is one year away from its initial operational capability. The system itself incorporates a wide variety of information processing technologies. For example, the system employs distributed processing, an open communications architecture, performance-driven transaction processing and state-of-the-art, live-scan fingerprint imaging technology. The NCIC 2000 Program effort itself represents a full system integration effort utilizing both custom hardware and commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions, utilizing both custom and COTS software solutions, incorporating state-of-the-art mainframe technology coupled with distributed PC-based technology and using CASE and Fourth Generation Language tools which provide automated code generation. The presentation will consist primarily of an overview of the NCIC 2000 System, highlighting some of the key information processing technologies within the system.

About the speaker

Chief Software Engineer, Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Crime Information System 2000 (NCIC 2000). The FBI NCIC 2000 program is a replacement/upgrade of the existing NCIC system. The NCIC system provides Federal, State, and Local Agencies with access to criminal information including Wanted Persons, Vehicles, Boats, Guns, License Plates, Articles, and Securities. NCIC 2000 adds Images, Fingerprints, and enhanced features.

BS Computer Science University of Florida (1981). MS Computer Science Florida Institute of Technology (1983). 14 Years at Harris Corporation performing software development, integration and test as well as systems engineering activities on Government programs for the FBI, NASA, Air Force, and FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency). 2 Years at Rockwell International developing the Ground Launch Sequencer for the Space Shuttle Launch System.

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