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One View Analyst and GangNet® Embedding dtSearch have Helped Law Enforcement Find the “Smoking Gun”

“dtSearch's many different search options, such as adjustable fuzzy, stemming for root word derivations, numeric range, proximity, complex boolean logic, and relevancy-ranked natural language also made dtSearch the best choice.”
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“It was a one-stop shopping solution.”
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“The dtSearch Text Retrieval Engine provides maximum flexibility, with over two dozen text search options, allowing analysis of all popular file types.”
CSRA’s law enforcement products are designed to search through massive amounts of fragmentary investigative material, to instantly find the one or two "smoking guns." The applications take the users through all the steps of information gathering: from the creation of search criteria and selection of sources, through the organization and analysis of the results, to the creation of reports and analytical charts. 

Law enforcement usages include crime pattern analysis, criminal investigations, criminal prosecution, drug trafficking, intelligence gathering, forensic analysis, major incident investigation, missing persons investigation, and task force knowledge management. Government customers include the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and other branches of the Department of Justice (DOJ), the New York Police Department (NYPD), and police departments in California, Florida, and Maryland.

The applications allow the user to organize multiple search parameters into a matrix format resembling a spreadsheet, and perform massively parallel searches from a single command. The applications populate the matrix with cross sectional search results, and present them in a format amenable to instant text and graphical analysis. Onboard database options further allow users to select and categorize data elements for relational analysis, automatically create link diagrams using the products’ linking feature, and automatically generate reports.

While dtSearch's specialty lies in performing very fast searches over terabytes of text, CSRA’s applications specialize in organizing the output of a search, gleaning the most pertinent results from a search. The applications do this through "concept" overlays that make the most sense out of search results, and also help to better organize the actual items for which the user searches.

“The dtSearch Text Retrieval Engine provides maximum flexibility, with over two dozen text search options, allowing analysis of all popular file types,” said the company, which also liked dtSearch's support for all the latest file formats. "It was a one-stop shopping solution.” Further, “dtSearch's many different search options, such as adjustable fuzzy, stemming for root word derivations, numeric range, proximity, complex boolean logic, and relevancy-ranked natural language also made dtSearch the best choice,"

Usage by Joint Law Enforcement Task Forces

Users include “Joint Law Enforcement Task Forces throughout the United States … in their maritime security, anti-terrorism, counter-drug and criminal investigation missions.” The application “has helped analysts to successfully identify terrorist group activities, senior drug trafficking organization members and threats to port operations.”

From the Washington Business Journal

According to the Washington Business Journal: “Simply put, the two companies help the good guys catch the bad guys. The FBI and local law enforcement agencies ... have used [these products] to sift through massive amounts of computer data to help make the connections that lead to arrests.” “Dramatic examples where the product has helped catch criminals” include “a money laundering and black market gem operation” and “a police shooting in California.”

Other Government Usage: State Banking Departments

Other usage includes state banking departments, specifically usage by “bank regulatory agencies to research suspicious transactions and trends. Analysts need the ability to connect action and events that may have occurred over a ten-year period ... they can automatically capture and organize source and metadata and save it for later use. Research time is significantly reduced.”

For more information on CSRA, please visit www.csra.com.
 
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