Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $496,113)
Among other purposes, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides funds to preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery and to provide investments needed to increase economic efficiency by spurring technological advances in science and health. In addition to supporting the goals of the Recovery Act, this project also supports the purposes of the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program by helping to increase the economic efficiency and effectiveness of law enforcement activities. This project will address law enforcement technology requirements and priorities in the areas of ' officer safety, public safety, decision-making, and information sharing. In consideration of the goals, objectives, and intended impact of the Recovery Act, priority consideration has been given to proposals that demonstrate the potential for increasing law enforcement efficiency and effectiveness and/or support job creation or preservation on an expedited time frame. This application proposes to develop a set of applications under an open source license, for entity resolution and correlation. These applications will provide the capability to link critical justice information'initially people, organizations, vehicles, and law enforcement cases'across data sources, ultimately providing officers in the field with the information they need to guide their decision-making and reduce or prevent crime.
This project will create or preserve approximately two full-time equivalents (personnel) for a period of one year. This job preservation/creation will be implemented expeditiously. ca/ncf