The corrections landscape is constantly evolving, especially in terms of the intelligence required to keep inmates, staff, and the public safe.
GTL, a leader in transformative corrections technology, and a Platinum Award Winner in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is addressing these concerns with its continued expansion of GTL Fusion criminal intelligence services which enables correctional facilities the opportunity to enhance their security efforts.
By combining the knowledge and experience of trained, qualified intelligence analysts with the power of data analysis through the use of GTL Data IQ, GTL is able to develop reliable, actionable intelligence.
(GTL helps prevent crimes before they occur and solve them after they happen through a combination of people, technology, and data. GTL’s certified mobile forensic examiners combine cutting-edge technology with industry best practices to perform logical and physical data extractions from legally seized computer and cellular devices. Courtesy of GTL and YouTube.)
This intelligence helps identify inmates, civilians and others engaged in criminal and security-threatening activities within facilities and also helps identify issues outside of the facility, such as human trafficking, elder abuse, and more.
“Our intelligence analysts work tirelessly to ensure that correctional facilities know exactly what is going on in their facility and increase the safety and security of all those within its walls,” explains Mitch Volkart, GTL Vice President, Intelligence Solutions.
“As an example, an analyst recently completed a proactive investigation following an inmate who was continuously smuggling narcotics into a facility.”
“Using multiple data sources and platforms, the analyst was able to identify the inmate’s family members and other outside entities all involved in the drug smuggling ring.”
“All parties involved were profiting from smuggling contraband into the facility, as well as trying to bankroll legitimate businesses from the drug proceeds.”
“This is just one example of the thorough and revolutionary work being done by GTL’s intelligence analysts as part of Fusion services.”
GTL Fusion focuses on three main pillars: Intelligence, Digital Forensics, and Consultation and Training.
GTL helps correctional facilities prevent crimes before they occur and solve them after they happen through a combination of people, technology, and data.
Intelligence analysts use data mining tools to provide actionable intelligence from a myriad of data sources, including, but not limited to, phone records, financial transactions, jail management system data, and visitation information.
In addition to the work of analysts, GTL Fusion also provides timely forensic extractions of digital devices such as contraband cellular phones, tablets, and drones found in correctional facilities through the GTL-operated National Computer Forensic Lab (NCFL).
This state-of-the-art laboratory focuses on proper handling and extraction of digital evidence using today’s most advanced techniques and methodologies, including cellular JTAG and chip-off.
The wealth of knowledge obtained by the NCFL, as well as the GTL-operated National Intelligence Center (NIC), is then provided to correctional facilities by way of certified training and consultation to help officers and administrators create strategies and methodologies to identify and stop illicit behavior.
“Unfortunately, not all criminal behavior stops just because someone is put behind bars,” added Mr. Volkart.
“The services provided by GTL Fusion are designed to supplement facility efforts to mitigate illicit activity and have a positive impact on the safety and security of the correctional facility, the officers and personnel that work there, and the other inmates that are housed there.”
GTL’s Intelligence Solutions are designed for the next generation of correctional facilities by connecting systems, leveraging automation, and implementing technologies to readily identify actionable intelligence critical to ensuring a facility’s safety and security.
(Want to know more about how GTL can help? A webinar presented by GTL in conjunction with the Justice Clearinghouse will help you gain a better understanding of how security is enhanced and crime reduced through intelligence-driven-strategies. Whether a narcotics detective, gang intelligence officer, jail administrator, or patrol deputy, watching this recorded webinar will expose you to some of the modern-day practical applications that harness the power from knowledge produced by the convergence of the latest intelligence methodologies and technologies. Courtesy of GTL and YouTube.)
GTL Wins Platinum in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
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The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit and intelligence to end users in a variety of government, homeland security and public safety vertical markets.
The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program drew an overwhelming response from industry leaders with a record high number of corporate and government nominations received, as well as record breaking ‘ASTORS’ Presentation Luncheon Attendees, with top firms trying to register for the exclusive high – end luncheon and networking opportunity – right up to the event kickoff on Wednesday afternoon, at the ISC East registration!
Over 130 distinguished guests representing National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms, gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included:
- The Department of Homeland Security
- The Federal Protective Service (FPS)
- Argonne National Laboratory
- The Department of Homeland Security
- The Department of Justice
- The Security Exchange Commission Office of Personnel Management
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- Viasat, Hanwha Techwin, Lenel, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Verint, Canon U.S.A., BriefCam, Pivot3, Milestone Systems, Allied Universal, Ameristar Perimeter Security and More!
The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program is Proudly Sponsored by ATI Systems, Attivo Networks, Automatic Systems, and Desktop Alert.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.
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