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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE Office of Science and Technology-NLECTC/BRTC NLECTC Law Enforcement and Security on the Northern Border National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) system: Border Research and Technology Center (BRTC) – Western Operations http://www.justnet.org/brtc 888-656-2782 (voice) 888-660-2782 (FAX) Brtcwestops@sbcglobal.net Cdaldri@sandia.gov The BRTC Western Operations is operated by Sandia National Laboratories in technical partnerships with the Naval Space and Warfare Systems Center, San Diego through Interagency Agreements with the USDOE/NNSA and the Department of the Navy as well as a Cooperative Agreement with Sheriffs’ Association of Texas 2009
Border Research and Technology Center (BRTC) • Sandia project through (IAA 2004-IJ-R-044) with the USDOJ National Institute of Justice (Office of Science and Technology) • PURPOSE OF PROJECT: Support the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) system. • The “system” is established in statute and enables NIJ Science and Technology program to carry out its own statutory mission that includes research and development work as well as technology assistance in support of all elements of the criminal justice community. • The BRTC focuses on State and local law enforcement operating in U.S. “border region” – principally SW Border…also Pacific and Inland NW…and elsewhere along the northern border… BRTC-Austin (Sheriffs Association of Texas) BRTC-Western Operations (Sandia)
Considerations Related to Topic • Northern Tier • State and local agencies • Task Forces • Planning Associations • Technologies for joint operations • Common Operational Picture (s)
LE and Sizes and Shapes • Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, (Alaska) [Wisconsin] – “Wet” and “Dry” • 54 Counties; 209 Municipal Agencies • Estimated U.S. population: 6 million -------------------------------------------- • DHS – CBP: PoEs and USBP Sectors; USCG • DOJ – US Attorney Judicial Districts (13) • FBI Field Offices; DEA; ATFE; BOP; USMS • USDA – US Forest Service • High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTAs) • Information exchange groups: Canadian American Planning Association • Integrated Border Enforcement Teams
Technology Requirements Identification • BRTC Advisory Council consists of federal, state and local law enforcement located along U.S. southern and northern border • Broad categories of technology requirements discussed by participants from the northern border: • Communications • License plate readers for interior bridges in Michigan; satellite phones for rural areas; affordable multi-band radios • Contraband Detection • Fiber-optic scopes; hand-held narcotics trace detectors; hidden compartment detection in vehicles; meth lab detection; • [Public Safety Aviation] • Light fixed-winged aircraft; unmanned aircraft systems • Situational Awareness/Information Sharing • Mobile biometrics – gateway capability/data base access dependent • Common operational picture (s) • Wide-area Surveillance • Power sources for extended covert operations; maritime radar; unattended ground sensors in forested terrain; robotics
State/local LE and Northern BSISummary Questions • What are the public safety metrics? UCR data? TRAC data? New measures? • How can technology introduction and performance associate with measures of improved security? • What part or portion of technologies developed and fielded for DHS components can concurrently benefit State and local law enforcement?