IRS-CI deploys pattern analysis software

The IRS Criminal Investigation division has begun deploying link analysis software from Visual Analytics Inc. of Poolesville, Md., to boost investigations of financial crimes, such as money laundering, tax evasion, narcotics trafficking and terrorist funding.

The company's VisualLinks software and Digital Information Gateway are designed to help users structure and present data for analysis and discovery, and share it securely with other organizations.

The applications remove the need for data to be translated into a central repository, effectively creating a virtual data warehouse. The ability of the applications to drill down into the data should enable IRS-CI to construct representations of monetary networks.

The company said it has been working with the IRS for three years developing its software versions for the agency.

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Mary Mosquera is a reporter for Federal Computer Week.

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