Raytheon Rolls Out First Increment of the FBI's N-DEx System

RESTON, Va., April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has achieved a significant milestone for the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services Division by completing and deploying the first increment of the National Data...


RESTON, Va., April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has achieved a significant milestone for the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services Division by completing and deploying the first increment of the National Data Exchange (N-DEx) law enforcement information system.

N-DEx will enable all law enforcement agencies to share incident reports, correlate crime data and collaborate on criminal justice investigations on a national basis.

Upon completion, the N-DEx system, which is based on an agile, service- oriented architecture, will enable 200,000 investigators in up to 18,000 local, state, tribal and federal enforcement agencies to collect and share incident and investigative information across disparate systems and jurisdiction boundaries.

"N-DEx highlights the ability of the FBI, Raytheon and the law enforcement community to work together to improve criminal investigations nationwide," said Kevin Reid , FBI program manager.

The first increment gives 50,000 users the ability to capture case data and conduct "entity resolution" on incidents and arrest data. Entity resolution identifies possible candidates for known aliases, based on information (name, address, phone number, etc.) in multiple records. The system then correlates the data, resulting in the identification of candidates for consideration. The information is then presented to the user for further analysis.

"The first N-DEx increment paves the way for law enforcement investigators across the country to effectively work together, share and acquire actionable information in support of their mission of protecting our communities," said TW Scott, Raytheon Information Solutions vice president. "Raytheon will continue to work closely with the law enforcement community and our partners to leverage the best technologies to execute N-DEx across the country."

The team led by Raytheon provides the design, development, engineering and implementation of the N-DEx system, as well as user support, operations and maintenance following implementation.

N-DEx is strategically aligned with other key information-sharing initiatives such as the information sharing council and information sharing environment (ISE) mandated by Congress in 2004. As part of ISE, the Department of Justice adopted a new information-sharing policy through the law enforcement information sharing program strategy.

Raytheon Company, with 2007 sales of $21.3 billion, is a technology leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning more than 85 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide.

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