A FORCE UNITED: Information sharing across law enforcement

In the "Art of War," Sun Tzu says those "whose ranks are united in purpose will be victorious." But in the battle against crime and terrorism, unity with the sharing of intelligence has been a challenge for law enforcement. While technology is...

The JRIC's use of Memex's Patriarch is a great example of what is capable today and how intelligence sharing can be successful. Technology has clearly reached the point where it addresses many of the concerns about intelligence sharing. Organizations can choose what information they wish to share. Professionals in the field can use built-in analytical tools to help review important information.

Information sharing helps solve crimes and put criminals away. It's a critical element in beating today's tech-savvy criminals to the punch.

Andrew Langerman is a business and freelance writer who lives in New Jersey. He may be reached at andrew@gotwriter.com.

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