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Appendix C. FC Key Data Sources

The research for this guidebook included a review of a number of sources, and this information is a compilation of that research. Databases that various FCs access include: 

  • State motor vehicle administrations – operators driver’s license, vehicle registration, vehicle license tag information
  • Location information (411, addresses, and phone numbers)
  • Public records information (Accurint®)
  • Law enforcement arrest and incarceration databases
  • International Justice and Public Safety Information Sharing Network, and the Terrorist Screening Center (TSC)
  • Public and private sources (security industry databases, identity theft databases, gaming industry databases)
  • Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS)/Law Enforcement Online (LEO)
  • United States Private-Public Partnership (U.S.P3)—formerly HSIN-CI
  • Organizational and association resources (InfraGard, The Infrastructure Security Partnership)
  • Corrections (Bureau of Prisons, National Inmate Status)
  • Sex offender registries
  • Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (VICAP)
  • Health- and public health-related databases (Public Health Information Network, Health Alert Network)
  • Weapon permit information
  • Internet Registry (American Registry for Internet Numbers – American Registry for Internet Numbers [ARIN]; Internet Service Provider [ISP] Information)
  • CyberCop
  • Federal Protective Service (FPS) Portal
  • Lesson Learned Information Sharing (LLIS)
  • National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)
  • Open Source Center
  • Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA)
  • Regional Computer Forensics Group
  • Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) Portal
  • TRIPwire ATF information portal
  • U.S. Secret Service e-Information Network
  • U.S. Coast Guard Homeport information portal
  • Real estate/tax information
  • El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC)
  • FBI’s National Date Exchange (N-DEx)
  • FBI’s Regional Data Exchange (R-DEx)
  • Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
  • High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA)
  • Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN)
  • International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA)
  • International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA)
  • International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
  • Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit (LEIU)
  • National Crime Information Center (NCIC)
  • National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC)
  • National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C)
  • Nlets—The International Justice and Public Safety Information Sharing Network
  • RISS Automated Trusted Information Exchange (ATIX)
  • RISSNET™—RISSNET provides the six RISS centers with a secure criminal intelligence network for communications and information sharing by local, State, tribal, and Federal law enforcement agencies.
  • Department of Defense (DoD) Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet) – A secure network used to send classified data to select FC personnel with a Federal security clearance who will be able to access specific terrorism related information resident on the SIPRNet.[68]

[68] DHS Announces New Information Sharing Tool to Help FCs Combat Terrorism, September 14, 2009. DHS Announces New Information-Sharing Tool to Help Fusion Centers Combat Terrorism.

June 2010
Publication #FHWA-HOP-09-003