Georgia county upgrades crime net
A Georgia county is working to meet upgraded network security guidelines for state and federal criminal justice information. Columbia County, a well-to-do suburban community encompassing the city of Augusta, apparently is one of the first municipalities in Georgia to employ the required TCP/IP for its six agencies, including the sheriff’s department, which is helping lead the project. That means the county’s 108 users can securely connect with the Georgia Information Crime Center, which is part of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The crime center operates the state’s Criminal Justice Information System Network, connecting more than 1,400 member agencies to computerized databases maintained by Georgia, other states and the FBI’s National Crime Information Center.