In keeping with the theme of last week and reviewing proprietary government systems. Today we will take a quick glance at ACISS (Augmented Criminal Investigation Support System). It’s names like this that let you really appreciate acronyms, but just as the name suggests this is a tool used by law enforcement to help manage the electronic data collected during criminal investigations.
As per their website:
ACISS integrates all types of investigative information such as addresses, vehicles, subjects, telephones, financial information, and physical evidence in a security conscious, friendly web based environment. ACISS not only automates the electronic organization of the entire investigation, but also enables users to identify links within a case or between multiple cases that would not otherwise have been realized. ACISS guides and documents the entire investigative process from a tip or lead to case closure and is fully 28CFR Part 23 compliant.
While the software seems to be able to manage multiple facets of an investigation the component that interests me the most (and the only module I have been able to play with yet). Is the telephonic investigation module. This module has integration with Neustar, and ChoicePoint’s Phonelink service.
This allows for very detailed reports that can include cell tower information. Mapping of mobile communications thru the tower usage, and extensive details on incoming and outgoing calls placed to target under investigation.
While this software is not freely available to the open public maybe some crafty torrent, IRC searches or just the good ole buddy network can help get you a copy.
NeuStar acts as the clearinghouse of the telecommunications industry and has over 700 million telephone numbers which it manages between the Number Portability Administration Center, Number Pooling Administration and its North American Numbering Plan Administration duties.
About Choicepoint Phonelink
ChoicePoint’s PhoneLink batch service provides telephone subscriber information, which is acquired through multiple sources including real-time phone gateways, White and Yellow pages, self-reported credit header data and reverse phone number logic.