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Officials discuss efforts to network crime, terrorism data

The Homeland Security Department is working to connect its nationwide information network to existing law enforcement databases, an official told lawmakers Tuesday. The department is working with the Justice Department to make the systems “fully compatible in the short term and [is] developing a common system for the future,” Patrick Hughes, Homeland Security’s assistant secretary for information analysis, told a House Government Reform subcommittee. Department officials have yet to connect the network to the Law Enforcement Online (LEO) and the secure intranet of the Regional Information Sharing System (RISS). More than 30,000 law enforcement officers use LEO to disseminate and share criminal, cyber and terrorism intelligence across the secured RISS network. Full Story

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