January 1967 | NTIA Technical Memo TM ITSA 30

A tele­communications study for the National Crime Information Center,

Donald R. Macken; C. L. Harbison; John J. Tary

Abstract: The National Crime Information Center consists of a real time data acquisition and storage system plus an extensive telecommunications network to permit law enforcement agencies throughout the United States to enter data and to interrogate the system. This report is a descrip­tion of the telecommunications network recommended after a detailed technical systems study. Emphasis is placed on the initial system as it will operate in 1967. Data On wanted persons, stolen automobiles, and stolen items of identifiable personal property will be stored in the central computer. In addition to the present system, plans for its future growth are discussed.

Disclaimer: Certain commercial equipment, components, and software may be identified in this report to specify adequately the technical aspects of the reported results. In no case does such identification imply recommendation or endorsement by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, nor does it imply that the equipment or software identified is necessarily the best available for the particular application or uses.

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