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This section provides users with links to various government publications relating to intelligence, including laws that may affect intelligence collection, storage, and dissemination and technology publications that address intelligence systems. Also included in this section are publications regarding general criminal justice information.

Annual Report to the Congress on the Information Sharing Environment—June 2008 This is an Adobe Acrobat PDF document

This second Annual Report to the Congress on the Information Sharing Environment (ISE) is submitted in accordance with requirements in Section 1016(h) of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, as amended. This report describes the state of the ISE, highlights areas where there has been measurable progress in improving information sharing, and demonstrates the value of the ISE to the nation’s broader counterterrorism mission.

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Assessing and Managing the Terrorism Threat This is an Adobe Acrobat PDF document

The monograph Assessing and Managing the Terrorism Threat explains risk assessment, how it is conducted, and how it fits into the risk management process. The monograph defines terms used in risk management—including threat, vulnerability, and criticality assessment—and provides a utilitarian risk management methodology. It also discusses how local practices are being adapted to implement the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) State Homeland Security Assessment and Strategy Program.

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Compstat: Its Origins, Evolution, and Future in Law Enforcement Agencies This is an Adobe Acrobat PDF document

This report—released by the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Police Executive Research Forum—provides historical information on Compstat, examines Compstat's impact on performance and accountability in law enforcement agencies, and offers insight into the future of the data-driven performance measurement system.

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Criminal Intelligence Resources Guide

The GlobalJustice Information Sharing Initiative (Global) Advisory Committee, its working groups, and partner organizations have developed many valuable resources to assist practitioners in improving agency operations and criminal intelligence sharing efforts. However, to centrally locate these resources in an easily accessible format/venue and provide a single reference to “all things intelligence” is an ongoing goal and challenge. The Criminal Intelligence Resources Guide (Guide) was created to address this need. This compendium of intelligence products was prepared under the guidance of the Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council (CICC) and its research arm, the Global Intelligence Working Group, providing a well-balanced approach not only to the content and organization of the Guide itself but to the many resources included. While the Guide does not claim to be the all-encompassing intelligence resource, it does aim to capture a valuable representation of the related tools available to the justice community. This is a “living document,” and persistent efforts will be employed to continually update it as new resources are identified.

Defining Fusion Center Technology Business Processes: A Tool For Planning This is an Adobe Acrobat PDF document

The purpose of this document is to provide a tool for fusion center directors/managers to assist with understanding and implementing the fundamental business requirements of the center and planning for the underlying components for each of the business processes the particular fusion center is or will be undertaking (e.g., suspicious activity reporting process, training, and statewide incident analysis).

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Developing a Policy on the Use of Social Media in Intelligence and Investigative Activities: Guidance and Recommendations

This document provides law enforcement and justice agencies with guidance and recommendations on issues to consider when developing a social media policy (or updating other relevant policies), focusing on access, use, storage, and dissemination of information obtained from social media sites for investigative and criminal intelligence purposes. The document includes recommended elements of the related policy, focusing on potential privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties implications.

Fusion Center Technology Guide This is an Adobe Acrobat PDF document

The purpose of this document is to provide a methodology for fusion center directors and managers to facilitate technology planning and to provide a practical perspective on the value of technology as an enabler to the fusion center mission. This document has been developed to work in conjunction with other fusion center technology information resources.

Fusion Center Technology Resources Road Map This is an Adobe Acrobat PDF document

The purpose of this document is to provide fusion center leaders—in particular, senior technology managers—with guidance on how information, technology infrastructure, applications, performance metrics, and business processes align with the core business capabilities of a fusion center. Leaders can use this document to assist in formulating a strategic technology vision and plan for their centers and to support sound investment and technology selection decisions within such a plan. The document accomplishes this purpose largely by referencing existing guidelines and recommendations published by the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global), the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), DHS, and PM-ISE. The intent is to link the existing work into a cohesive, more usable framework for fusion center decision making.

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Increasing Analytic Capacity of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies: Moving Beyond Data Analysis to Create a Vision for Change This is an Adobe Acrobat PDF document

This report provides an in-depth look at the successful integration of analytics within law enforcement agencies. It examines the application and impact of several initiatives, some of which are based on intelligence-led policing. The Bureau of Justice Assistance, Law Enforcement Forecasting Group, offers the recommendations in this report as a means to identify and anticipate problems, forecast crime trends and patterns, allocate agency resources, and prevent or mitigate criminal activity critical to enhancing community safety.

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Law Enforcement Analytic Standards (2nd edition) This is an Adobe Acrobat PDF document

The booklet Law Enforcement Analytic Standards discusses the standards created by the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA) as a result of the National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan (NCISP) recommendations. The 25 analytic standards explain the requirements of agencies to adopt the minimum standards for intelligence-led policing in order to support the development of sound, professional, and analytical products (intelligence). The standards are composed of educational standards and intelligence process standards, as well as testimony, data-source attribution, and feedback standards.

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Law Enforcement Intelligence: A Guide for State, Local, and Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies

The report Law Enforcement Intelligence: A Guide for State, Local, and Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies provides guidance to state, local, and tribal law enforcement (SLTLE) agencies to develop an intelligence capacity or enhance their current one. To maximize effectiveness, the standards used in the preparation of this guide ensure that it is contemporary, informative, prescriptive, and resource-rich. This guide is intended to provide fundamental information about the contemporary law enforcement intelligence function in its application to SLTLE agencies. The guide embodies the intelligence-led policing philosophy, demonstrating how it complements community policing already in use by American law enforcement. It also incorporates the principles, ideology, and standards of both the National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan and the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative.

Law Enforcement Tech Guide for Creating Performance Measures That Work This is an Adobe Acrobat PDF document

This Tech Guide provides law enforcement and justice agencies with background information and a structured process for measuring and managing performance. It is not just about measuring the impact of a particular program. It addresses (a) establishing precise, measurable priorities and objectives; (b) measuring progress in determining priorities, achieving objectives, and realizing value in real terms; (c) providing incentives, establishing accountability, and ensuring that programs and operations are strategically focused and tactically implemented and monitored to achieve the results intended; and (d) incorporating ongoing performance measurement into the fundamental structure and management of operations of law enforcement and justice agencies. This Tech Guide is funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).

National Intelligence Strategy of the United States of America This is an Adobe Acrobat PDF document

In support of the National Security Strategy, which sets forth national security priorities, the National Intelligence Strategy (NIS) provides the Intelligence Community (IC) with the mission direction of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) for the next four to five years. IC activities must be consistent with, and responsive to, national security priorities and must comply with the Constitution, applicable statutes, and Congressional oversight requirements.

Navigating Your Agency's Path to Intelligence-Led Policing This is an Adobe Acrobat PDF document

This document serves as an overview for implementing the intelligence-led policing (ILP) framework within a law enforcement agency and provides insight regarding the challenges of ILP implementation. Law enforcement executives can use this document as a resource to assist in the successful implementation of the ILP framework within their agency.

Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Compliance Verification for the Intelligence Enterprise This is an Adobe Acrobat PDF document

This document assists agencies in determining whether they are in compliance with applicable privacy-related policies, procedures, rules, and guidelines. The document includes a suggested methodology for conducting the review of an agency's intelligence enterprise and identifies the high-liability areas of concern that should be included when performing the review. The document also contains a suggested list of questions to answer when conducting the compliance process but may not cover all laws, policies, and procedures that are applicable to a particular state or agency.

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Recommendations for First Amendment-Protected Events for State and Local Law Enforcement This is an Adobe Acrobat PDF document

Provides guidance and recommendations to law enforcement agency personnel in understanding their roles and responsibilities in First Amendment-protected events. This guidance document is divided into three stages: Pre-Event, Operational, and Post-Event, with each stage identifying the recommended actions of law enforcement. The resource also provides an overview of how fusion centers can support law enforcement in its public safety mission in regards to these types of events.

Reducing Crime Through Intelligence-Led Policing This is an Adobe Acrobat PDF document

Reducing Crime Through Intelligence-Led Policing serves to demonstrate the value of ILP in improving agency operations. The purpose of this document is to illustrate to agencies across the United States successful crime reduction efforts by law enforcement agencies using intelligence-led policing.

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Responding to First Amendment-Protected Events—The Role of State and Local Law Enforcement Officers Training

The Responding to First Amendment-Protected Events—The Role of State and Local Law Enforcement Officers training videos are designed to assist law enforcement personnel in understanding their roles and responsibilities as they prepare for and respond to a First Amendment-protected event; protecting the privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties of persons and groups participating in a First Amendment-protected event; and reinforcing fundamental concepts learned at law enforcement training academies and during in-service programs.

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Role of State and Local Law Enforcement at First Amendment Events This is an Adobe Acrobat PDF document

This pocket-sized reference card is designed for line officers who are responding to a First Amendment-protected event. It provides an overview of their roles and responsibilities, as well as an overview of the rights of the participants of First Amendment-protected events.

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Security and Freedom Ensured Act (SAFE Act) (H.R. 1526) and Security and Freedom Enhancement Act (SAFE Act) (S. 737): Section-by-Section Analysis This is an Adobe Acrobat PDF document

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) report "The SAFE Acts of 2005: H.R. 1526 and S. 737—A Sketch" discusses these two acts. The acts address many of the same issues, including the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) wiretaps, delayed notification of “sneak-and-peek” search warrants, library and similar exemptions from FISA tangible item orders and communications related to national security letters, the definition of “domestic terrorism,” and expansion of the sunset provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act.

Sharing Criminal Record Information Among New Mexico Tribes and State This is an Adobe Acrobat PDF document

This Policy Issue Brief discusses a groundbreaking effort by the state of New Mexico and three Indian nations—the Pueblos of Acoma, Laguna, and Zuni—to improve criminal record information sharing across tribal, state, and federal jurisdictions, through forging new partnerships with the common goal of improving public safety.