All information shared through N-DEx originates
from data supplied by data sources from numerous local, state, tribal and
as: incident reports, arrest reports, case files, booking reports, incarceration
records, and criminal histories. These records contain information about
entities (e.g., people, locations, and items such as weapons and vehicles)
and may specify relationships among the entities they contain (e.g., person
lives at address or owns vehicle).
Services & Capabilities
N-DEx information services correlate
data received from data suppliers and apply sophisticated business rules
may proactively notify specific users
if certain relationships are discovered. N-DEx will prepare the data
for efficient access through N DEx services and capabilities to address
the who, what, when, where, and how of law enforcement information nationwide.
will also provide users with a single point of discovery to “connect
the dots” through the N-DEx capabilities. In doing so, N-DEx
will maintain knowledge of entities contained in data available to
such a way
that N DEx will always know the relationships between a specific entity
and its related entities even if that specific entity appears in multiple
of data from multiple data sources.
N-DEx users are offered access to the
information available using N-DEx capabilities. These capabilities
provide the investigative and analytical
tools for users
to discover information across jurisdictional boundaries relevant to
their fight against crime and terrorism. For example, when a user conducts
search for a name, the system will automatically link and make available
user correlations between people, places, and things that previously
were not known to the user.