The TDIA system is an advanced technology developed for aggregation and analysis of information from disparate data sources. The TDIA system exploits existing, if underused, independent data silos to optimize, automate, and convert pre-existing infrastructure into a common operating picture. This provides decision makers with the situational awareness needed to guide their organization through any issue it faces. The TDIA system also has the proven capabilities of improving information sharing and strategic communication between law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
The Solution: TDIA System at a Glance
The TDIA System is a cutting-edge technology that discovers and aggregates new and existing intelligence information to aid in investigations and notify law enforcement personnel in advance of a potential public safety event. The TDIA System reduces investigation time, increases case closure, and alerts to trends in criminal activity. The end result is a more cost-effective and efficient action model between prisons and the law enforcement community.
Technological Innovation: How the TDIA System Works
The TDIA System is an advanced, model-driven technology that takes advantage of every data silo, including police reports, phone calls, and social media. The system detects behavioral patterns, language, and threats to its operational environment, while adapting to the dynamic setting. The system continuously updates, intakes, and analyzes data, enabling the near real-time generation of actionable intelligence. The end result is a consolidated intelligence asset able to maximize the value of all existing, underutilized, and non-automated correctional databases, delivered through an intuitive visual dashboard. The TDIA System can work on several threats simultaneously and is compliant with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
TDIA System Benefits
Drugs & Gangs
Gangs are a serious issue in low-income and urban environments throughout the United States. Furthermore, the existence and prevalence of gangs and other criminal organizations in correctional facilities is quite worrisome. Fueled by greed, contempt for law and order, and intense rivalries with other factions, oftentimes gangs are able to continue their operations from within the walls of a prison cell.
There are certain limitations in gangs’ ability to operate, however, and these present law enforcement with a unique opportunity. Nearly any action taken or conversation held from within a correctional facility is by nature not private. In addition to this, authorities have nearly unlimited types and sources of data on each inmate. Oftentimes this information is untapped, and this is where the TDIA System comes into play. Gang associations, tattoos, criminal records, medical information, social media, mail, and phone calls can all be exploited to create a more proactive approach to crime in prisons.
One of the most startling trends of recent terror attacks in Europe is that many of the attackers had criminal records, had met other attackers, and were often radicalized while in prison. Radicalization while serving time is a huge issue across Western Europe, where a large percentage of inmates are of a lower socio-economic class, believe in Islam, and are prone to violence. At this point in time, there are simply too many individuals to monitor closely within prison, let alone upon their release. An automated system is needed to identify individuals who are at risk of radicalization, in the process of radicalization, or already radicalized, and manage them post-release.
Terrorist events do not occur in a vacuum. The key factors are always evident if one knows where to look. The TDIA System can leverage its information gathering and aggregation abilities to identify communications, tools, actors, and targets in order to intervene before terrorist events occur.
One of the most important tools that terrorist networks use when recruiting and radicalizing new individuals is social media. The TDIA System can monitor all social media communications and develop sentiment probabilities that could identify and notify officials of radicalization. When potential terrorists are released from prison, the TDIA system could continue to passively monitor social media without wasting critical resources.
Increases in social media and online footprint have made the ability to conduct thorough background investigations significantly easier, yet many organizations still do not do their due diligence. Whether for employment purposes or for firearm sales, it is important to make sure that the ability of individuals with questionable backgrounds to cause harm to your organization or others is minimized. Most current background investigations require self-disclosure of information and time constraints mean that oftentimes investigators cannot be as thorough as they would like.
The TDIA System is beneficial in this situation as it can aggregate information from independent data silos in near real-time. We have tailored the TDIA System for this specific application and refer to it as the Threat Deterrence Background Information Aggregation (TDBIA) System. The TDBIA System adds value to the background investigation process through its ability to access and analyze greater amounts of data. Accessing untapped sources like social media and Dark Web means the TDBIA System provides a more comprehensive approach than existing solutions.
The TD system is the tool of law enforcement’s dreams, necessary to deter future threats, improve investigations, and optimize existing public safety resources. Investigations haven’t changed; the way we solve them has.