Utilizing Technology Within the Delaware Information and Analysis Center
The Delaware Information and Analysis Center, Delaware’s fusion center, began in 2005 to analyze information and data to thwart terrorist and other criminal incidents. It is unusual because law enforcement members are joined by agricultural, transportation, and health experts among other participants. The National Guard also participates. The private sector, including the banking and finance industry, is heavily involved in the activities of the Center. The fusion center has a “tip line” and is helped by the uniform reporting system employed by all the law enforcement agencies in the state. The Center was instrumental in de-escalating the action plans by fusion Center stakeholders after a 2004 crash of a US Airforce C-5 transport plane.
KeywordsFusion Center Homeland Security Criminal Justice Agency Criminal Intelligence Criminal Conspiracy
- Christie, C.J. (May 2007). Six Individuals charged with Plotting to Murder U.S. Soldiers at New Jersey Military Base, United States Department of Justice. Retrieved August 20, 2008, from http://www.dpichicken.org/index.cfm?content=facts.
- Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (2007). Facts About Delaware’s Broiler Chicken Industry. Retrieved May 20, 2008, from http://www.dpichicken.org/index.cfm?content=facts.
- Office of National Drug Control Policy (May, 2006). High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas. Retrieved May 20, 2008, from http://www.whitehousedrug policy.gov/hidta/dc_baltimore.html.
- Pike, J. (2008). National Crime Information Center. Retrieved March 20, 2008, from http://fas.org/irp/agency/doj/fbi/is/ncic/htm