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Judicial Threat Analysis Technology Development

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $1,520,392)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program (Byrne Discretionary Program) helps local communities improve the capacity of local justice systems and provides for national support efforts. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 08 Congressional Budget. Funds should be used for purposes recommended by Congress.

The Alcorn State University will implement their Judicial Threat Analysis Technology Development Project to develop a hand-held computer device application to improve the U. S. Marshals judicial security process. The prototype computer application used for operation on desktop computer systems and hand-held devices (PDAs) will allow judicial protection agencies to gather intelligence on potential threat sources; input and access data and digital images from proprietary databases; conduct analysis through comparisons with known tactics, techniques, and procedures of criminal and/or terrorist organizations; and provide investigators with threat information and warnings. The Alcorn State University will conduct a study to discover new applications of digital technologies to help the U.S. Marshals Service better fulfill its mandate to increase the security of the federal Judiciary personnel and facilities.


Date Created: August 28, 2008