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by Dave Gradijan

FBI Inks 5-Year, $12M Contract With ChoicePoint for Analyst Software

Apr 03, 20062 mins
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

On Monday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation signed a five-year contract with data aggregator ChoicePoint to increase its usage of software that aids in the examination of how criminal syndicates operate, Government Computer News (GCN) reports.

Alpharetta, Ga.-based ChoicePoint collects data from various databases and disseminates that information to a handful of businesses and government agencies, according to GCN.

Under the new contract, worth an estimated $12 million, ChoicePoint will provide products made by its subsidiary, i2, including i2’s Analyst’s Notebook tool, among others, GCN reports.

ChoicePoint’s databases are linked to the i2 products, allowing FBI officials to assemble diagrams of how criminal organizations may function based on information pertaining to people, vehicles, addresses, businesses, weapons and similar data, according to GCN.

The bureau will be able to access “a large number of additional licenses for Analyst’s Notebook 6 as well as the full suite of i2 complementary solutions, including i2 Visual Notebook, i2 Bridge, i2 Chart Explorer, i2 iBase and i2 TextChart,” GCN reports.

The i2 products can link to Autotrack XP databases, maintained by ChoicePoint subsidiary KnowX, and business information provider LexisNexis’ vast databases, to create link diagrams, according to GCN.

The Department of Justice has handed down funding for i2 product licenses to state and local law enforcement entities, GCN reports.

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