Project at a glance: FBI National Data Exchange

GCN AwardsFBI Criminal Justice Information Services

Project: National Data Exchange (N-Dex)

Challenge: Share crime data among law enforcement agencies at multiple jurisdiction levels.

Solution: Build on the FBI’s service-oriented architecture with secure entry through the existing Law Enforcement Online Web portal, and sophisticated search and pattern-matching engine running on server clusters.

Impact: 200,000 users expected by next year. Investigators report success stories in identifying leads to make arrests they wouldn’t have found before N-Dex’s debut last year.

Duration: Four years, from planning to the final rollout phase in 2010.

Cost: Approximately $100 million.

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