FBI National Data Exchange (N-DEx)
The FBI’s National Data Exchange (N-DEx) program provides law enforcement agencies (LEAs) with a powerful new investigative tool to search, link, analyze, and share criminal justice information (such as incident and case reports) on a national basis to a degree never before possible. It will allow participating LEAs to detect relationships between people, places, things, and crime characteristics, link information across jurisdictions, and allow them to “connect the dots” between seemingly unrelated data without information overload.
N-DEx will offer a range of options to allow broad participation, spanning the spectrum from LEAs with automated records management systems (RMS) to those having paper-based systems. N-DEx initially focused on integrating the incident and arrest data of the state and local law enforcement agencies that make up the front line of the nation’s defense against crime and terrorism. The second increment of N-DEx focused on the collection of incarceration and booking information to extend the scope of the program's relevant data. To complete the comprehensive data integration effort, N-DEx will incorporate information from probation and parole organizations.
To mitigate LEA costs and impacts, N-DEx will use nationally-developed standards (including NIEM IEPDs to support data collection) and existing systems and networks. It will also help agencies get started by providing implementation support, including cost modeling and other tools and training.
IJIS Institute N-DEx Projects
Examples of our work supporting the N-DEx program include:
- CJIS Programs Advisory Committee (CPAC)—IEPD Standardization
- CJIS Programs Advisory Committee (CPAC)—N-DEx Industry Training
- CJIS Programs Advisory Committee (CPAC)—IJIS Institute Industry Briefing Series CD
IJIS Institute member companies make up the CJIS Programs Advisory Committee.