Project Iris is a Police Transformation Fund (PTF) supported project, coordinated by the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) Internet Intelligence and Investigations (III) Lead. It has established nationally agreed requirements for evidence capture as well as internet connectivity and audit tools across law enforcement.
The project represents all Police Forces in England and Wales and associated forces and agencies across the UK, including Police Scotland and the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
Vern Davis, Managing Director of Sopra Steria’s Aerospace, Defence and Security sector commented:
Sopra Steria are delighted to have SMARTi3 Open Source Intelligence gathering system included as part of the Project IRIS framework. This powerful system is deployed in the cloud, offering a range of different security levels appropriate to the investigation. We are proud to be assisting in the prevention of serious organised crime. To be included in the framework demonstrates our commitment to helping transform law enforcement in the UK.
SMARTi3’s sophisticated algorithms sift through vast amounts of open source data in minutes, slashing time-to-intelligence from hours to minutes. Securely hosted in the UK, the system dramatically speeds up intelligence gathering and evidence development. The system can help in any nature of investigation whether that be in law enforcement, or in other government and public sector organisations and agencies.
The system will be available on a flexible procurement framework held by the Police ICT Company. Forces will be able to select a solution which best fits their individual needs in the knowledge that solutions meet an agreed industry standard.
Authored by Nick Macdonald