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Collaboration by consent

Pennsylvania’s Justice Network provides a model of integration. Almost three years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the nation’s federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies are still grappling with the political, cultural and technological barriers that prevent the seamless sharing of data stored in stand-alone computer systems. But one state’s officials have developed an integrated network that Homeland Security Department officials are touting as a model for the kind of information sharing and collaboration that are crucial to preventing future attacks. Pennsylvania’s Justice Network (JNET) is a secure system that allows users to access criminal data, mug shots, driver’s license photos and other law enforcement data. It is available to federal and state agencies and local police departments. Full Story

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