NICE & FBINAA Partner for Global Educational & Research Initiatives

NICE, a law enforcement technology leader, and FBINAA, the premier law enforcement leadership network, will collaborate on initiatives which support FBINAA’s 17,000 members

Every police investigation is a race against time.

The first 48 to 72 hours are critical. The longer it takes to develop a lead, identify a suspect or make an arrest, the lesser the chances of solving the case, or obtaining a guilty plea or successful prosecution.

Compounding this, today’s outdated investigative tools are no match for growing digital evidence.

Investigators often have to log onto a dozen systems to collect evidence, then manually sift through it to connect the dots. They then spend even more hours emailing, phoning, filling out paperwork, waiting for analysis results, driving from place to place, and copying and hand delivering files to the DA.

If this all sounds familiar to you, you may be relieved to hear there is a better way.

NICE, a Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner for Three Consecutive Years in the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, has entered into a strategic alliance agreement with FBI National Academy Associates (FBINAA), to help your organization alleviate some of these pitfalls, solve today’s digital evidence and incident information management challenges, and accelerate your investigations.

The FBINAA, is an international organization of 17,000 senior law enforcement professionals dedicated to providing our communities, states, countries, and profession with the highest degree of law enforcement expertise, training, education and information.

(Learn More. Crime solving in the 21st century hinges on digital evidence. Paper silos have been replaced by digital silos and these silos are growing faster than ever, creating a tidal wave of digital evidence that’s increasingly challenging to collect, analyze and share.  Here from former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey, a nationally recognized leader in law enforcement with five decades of law enforcement service, discuss these challenges and share his insights on how a new digital investigation and evidence management solution, NICE Investigate, can help. Courtesy of NICE and YouTube. Posted on Oct 18, 2018.)

Under this new agreement, NICE and FBINAA will collaborate on various educational and research initiatives in support of this mission, including webinars, member surveys, and more.

With 17,000 members, the FBINAA is the strongest law enforcement leadership network in the world, committed to strengthening the rule of law around the globe.

Members are graduates of the FBI’s prestigious National Academy Program, representing all 50 states, 170 countries and over 7,500 law enforcement agencies.

Howard M. Cook, FBINAA Executive Director
Howard M. Cook, FBINAA Executive Director

“FBINAA members make up the highest one percent of all senior law enforcement in the world,” explained Howard M. Cook, FBINAA Executive Director. 

“Our mission is to promote law enforcement leadership through research, peer networking, and the highest levels of professional development and training.

“The FBINAA is built on the foundation of knowledge, courage and integrity, and as such, we are committed to strategically aligning ourselves with organizations that share these core values.”

“NICE’s support will enable us to continue to meet this commitment to our members, while enhancing the knowledge and professionalism of the law enforcement community throughout the world.”

Christopher Wooten, Executive VP, NICE
Christopher Wooten, Executive VP, NICE

“Recognized as the premier provider of law enforcement expertise, training and education, the FBINAA is dedicated to promoting improved leadership, operational efficiency, safer communities, and higher standards of law enforcement throughout the world,” added Chris Wooten, Executive Vice President, NICE.

“As a leading technology company in law enforcement, NICE is also committed to supporting this mission through leading-edge technology, knowledge transfer and training, and we are delighted to be working with FBINAA towards that end.”

Specifically, as strategic alliance partners, NICE and FBINAA will collaborate on:

  • Educational Webinars: 

    • The series of educational webinars will focus on Next Generation Digital Evidence Management, and will educate law enforcement leaders on how to transform the investigative process through automation, while empowering investigators to save time, work smarter, and solve cases faster.

    • The first webinar successfully took place on Thursday, April 4, 2019.

  • Local and National Events: 

Daniel A. Dvorak, Subject Matter Consultant, Law Enforcement & Public Safety, NICE Public Safety

(Learn More. Courtesy of phxpd and YouTube. Posted on Feb 28, 2019.)

  • Research Surveys: 

    • NICE and FBINAA will conduct a series of research surveys to identify key digital evidence management challenges that departments are facing and plans for the future.

Over 3,000 organizations worldwide rely on NICE Public Safety solutions to integrate and put into context information from many sources to help emergency communications centers and investigation departments reconstruct and understand the who, what, when, where and why of an incident.

NICE Inform, the industry-leading digital evidence management (DEM) solution, gives emergency control rooms better insight into how to continuously improve their operations.

(Next Generation 9-1-1 and LTE broadband networks are fundamentally changing emergency communications. Public Safety Answering Points, at the center of the convergence of these two broadband networks, are becoming Intelligence Centers. PSAPs need to be able to effectively receive, capture, analyze and share multimedia communications with first responders, prosecutors and citizens. To embrace this new role, you need a single view and source of truth to improve resource planning and operational performance, where you can search for incident recordings using CAD data to fulfill records requests and perform Quality Assurance reviews in half the time, where there’s no waiting for the reports you need, and you can make more informed decisions with clear, accurate information. See how NICE Inform Elite can help. Courtesy of NICE and YouTube. Posted on Aug 1, 2018.)

NICE Investigate is the leading open, digital policing solution that automates and expedites the entire digital investigation process, helping to increase case clearance rates.

NICE a Double Award Winner in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program


2018 ASTORS Platinum

  • Best 911 Recording & Analytics

  • NICE Inform


2018 ASTORS Gold

  • Best Investigation/ Surveil/Detection Software

  • NICE Investigate

  • *NICE was also recognized with 2017 and 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Award Wins

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.

William "Bill" Bratton, former police commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD), the Boston Police Department (BPD) and former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), will speak at the 2019 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East 2019, on Wednesday, November 20th, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center (Courtesy of Teneo Risk)
Bill Bratton, former police commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD), the Boston Police Department (BPD) and former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), will speak at the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East 2019, on Wednesday, November 20th, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center (Courtesy of Teneo Risk)

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 Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program highlighting the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition, and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.

The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program was Proudly Sponsored by ATI SystemsAttivo NetworksAutomatic SystemsDesktop Alertand Royal Holdings Technologies.

Early Bird Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland SecurityAwards at


Comprehensive List of Categories Include:

Access Control/ Identification Personal/Protective Equipment Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism
Perimeter Barrier/ Deterrent System Interagency Interdiction Operation Cloud Computing/Storage Solution
Facial/IRIS Recognition Body Worn Video Product Cyber Security
Video Surveillance/VMS Mobile Technology Anti-Malware
Audio Analytics Disaster Preparedness ID Management
Thermal/Infrared Camera Mass Notification System Fire & Safety
Metal/Weapon Detection Rescue Operations Critical Infrastructure
License Plate Recognition Detection Products And Many Others!

Don’t see a Direct Hit for your Product, Agency or Organization?

Submit your category recommendation for consideration to Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at:

2018 Champions Edition

See the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Champions Edition – ‘Best Products of 2018 ‘ Year in Review’ for in-depth coverage of the outstanding products and services of firms receiving American Security Today’s 2018‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards.’

Enter Early to Maximize Media Coverage of your Products and Services at Kickoff, and Get the Recognition Your Organization Deserves!

And be sure to Register Early for the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at ISC East 2019 to ensure your place at this limited- space event!

2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon
2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon

Why the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program?

American Security Today’s comprehensive Annual Homeland Security Awards Program is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of physical, IT, port security, law enforcement, and first responders, in acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

Why American Security Today?

American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 70,000 readers at the Federal, State and local levels of government as well as firms allied to government.

The old traditional security marketplace has been covered by a host of security publications that have changed little over many years.

American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that provides our readers with solutions to their challenges.

Our Editorial staff provides a full plate of topics for our AST monthly digital editions, AST Website and AST Daily News Alerts.

The editorial calendar and AST’s high drawing website features 23 different Technology and Marketing Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities and Emergency Response among others.

These sectors are part of the new integration, where these major applications communicate with one another in a variety of solutions to protect our cities and critical infrastructure.

AST has Expanded readership into vital Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other Potential targets of terrorism.

Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – enticing targets for extremist or lone wolf attacks due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.

NICE is a world’s leading provider of both cloud and on-premises enterprise software solutions that empower organizations to make smarter decisions based on advanced analytics of structured and unstructured data.

Over 25,000 organizations in more than 150 countries, including over 85 of the Fortune 100 companies, are using NICE solutions.