Overview Edit

The Criminal Information Sharing Alliance Network (CISAnet) (formerly known as the "Southwest Border States Anti-Drug Information System" ("SWBSADIS"))

provides information on the distribution of illegal drugs, money laundering, weapons violations, sex offenders, missing persons, criminal histories and homeland security initiatives to participating state and local law enforcement organizations in the Southwest United States.[1]

This system is based on trust relationships and acts as an honest broker to provide users real-time bidirectional query access across all of the connected systems.

CISAnet is a "network of networks" connecting state and local law enforcement organizations in the participant states (Arizona, California, Georgia, Idaho, New Mexico, and Texas). Connectivity of the otherwise disparate systems is possible because of a focus on the use of standard interface, allowing participant infrastructure investments to be reused.[2]

References Edit

  1. Justice Information Sharing Initiatives: A White Paper Prepared for the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee of United States Attorneys by the Office of Justice Programs 2 (Oct. 2004) (full-text).
  2. Id. at 12.