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Law Enforcement Cyber Center Project

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Los Angeles
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $1,413,692)

The Justice Information Sharing Training and Technical Assistance (JIS TTA) Program supports the efforts of state, local, and tribal criminal justice agencies to adopt innovative justice information sharing solutions through the provision of training and technical assistance services. This program is funded under the Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Program (Byrne Competitive Program) and the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. Authorized by Pub. L. No.113-76, , 128 Stat. 5, 62, the Byrne Competitive Program helps communities improve the functioning and capacity of their state and local criminal justice systems and provides for national support efforts including training and technical assistance programs strategically targeted to address local, state and tribal needs.

The RAND Corporation, in partnership the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) and in coordination with BJA, will help local and state law enforcement better combat cyber-crime. The partners will develop the Cyber Center, a web-based information system that will provide local and state law enforcement officers with critical resources to help them investigate and solve cybercrimes, share cyber threat information, and collaborate with regional and federal authorities and task forces. RAND will work under the guidance of BJA and in collaboration with the FBI to solicit local or state law enforcement agencies to serve as pilot sites modeled after the State of Utah's Cyber task force. RAND and PERF will facilitate and coordinate capacity building efforts with these agencies to enhance their operational and investigative activities regarding cyber-crime complaints.


Date Created: September 2, 2014