Tetrus supports a diverse universe of Public Safety, Homeland Security, Justice and Corrections clients. Each is committed to excellence in executing its unique mission and embraces Tetrus’ information sharing, collaboration and analysis solutions as mission enablers. A cross-section of our clients and projects includes:

Bureau of Justice Assistance/United States Department of Justice
Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI)

NSI is a partnership between local, state, tribal and federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies to gather, document, process, analyze and share information about suspicious incidents and activities. The NSI establishes processes and a technology infrastructure to enable information sharing to detect and prevent criminal activity, including that associated with domestic and international terrorism. The NSI foundational architecture is based on the Justice Reference Architecture, and the exchanges utilize Common Information Sharing Standards (CISS), which are based on the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM). NSI embraces a distributed model that enables fusion center analysts to conduct federated searches of SARs and share results across jurisdictional boundaries. Each agency controls the amount of information it shares. Tetrus developed and is implementing the automated tools comprising the NSI technology platform:

Shared Space – Local repository of SARs vetted as having a “potential” nexus with terrorism. SAR data in the ISE Shared Spaces is accessible by authorized users via secure networks using a technology-independent federated query tool Tetrus developed. This query capability allows NSI participants to quickly obtain and use information from other jurisdictions to support counterterrorism operations.

SAR Vetting Tool (SVT) – Software Tetrus created to enable analysts to review locally received SARs and select those reports deemed to be reasonably indicative of criminal activity associated with terrorism. These records are then mapped to the ISE-SAR functional standard data model and transferred to the local ISE Shared Space server. The SVT also allows an automated push to the FBI’s eGuardian system, thus eliminating duplicate data entry.

Each implementation involves a fact-finding to evaluate the site, document relevant business process and agree to the terms and conditions of the implementation. Hardware and software are then configured and installed, and legacy data is transformed, vetted, tested and pushed to the ISE Shared Space server.

To date, more than 17,000 SARs have been submitted, resulting in initiation of more than 900 investigations.

Hampden County Sheriff’s Department
Western Massachusetts Sheriff’s Information Network and Re-Entry Initiative

Sheriff Michael Ashe of the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department (HCSD) is nationally recognized for his pioneering work in the areas of information sharing and re-entry. Sheriff Ashe championed the Western Massachusetts Sheriff’s Information Network (WMSIN), a Tetrus development and implementation effort that enabled four Sheriffs’ Offices to share correctional information with more than 150 law enforcement agencies, including local police departments, the Massachusetts State Police, Department of Correction, Commonwealth Fusion Center, District Attorneys and Courts. WMSIN, now known as the Massachusetts Inmate Data Network (MIDNet) has expanded statewide with implementation of Tetrus Corrections Link at each Sheriffs Department jail.

As a result of this successful project, The Bureau of Justice Assistance recently selected HCSD to implement a pilot program highlighting information sharing between corrections and justice and non-justice organizations. HCSD engaged Tetrus to enable sharing of jail management system information with medical and social services service providers in a manner that allows the service providers to understand offenders prior to each offender arriving at the service provider’s location for treatment. This information sharing is designed to enhance the ability of the service providers to offer more focused re-entry intervention activities. The JRA/GRA-conforming architecture Tetrus developed includes an enterprise service bus (ESB) to host the services, intermediaries and policy enforcement point, the services and intermediaries to enable the ESB to communicate with WMSIN portal and the Bay State Medical Center, the service, connector and adapter that enables the WMSIN portal to communicate with the ESB, the service at the WMSIN bus that enables communication with the ESB and the service, connector and adapter that enables the Bay State Health system to communicate with the ESB.

Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office
Collaboration and Analysis Platform
Tetrus Corrections Link and Query Project

The 83 jurisdictions of the Passaic River Corridor (PRC) account for 25.5% of New Jersey’s population, yet 47% of its homicides and 36.5% of its violent crime. Criminals, many recidivists, exploit the domain of contiguous municipalities by crossing jurisdictional boundaries to commit crimes. Local law enforcement agencies have a long history of convening to exchange information on serious offenders and to develop and implement strategies to collectively reduce crime and hasten arrests. When the investigation of a police officer’s murder revealed the crime scene in one jurisdiction, a key lead originating in a second jurisdiction and the perpetrator ultimately apprehended in a third jurisdiction, visionary law enforcement executives began to envision a technology platform to automate their cross-jurisdictional collaboration efforts.

In 2009, the cities of Paterson, Passaic and Newark, along with the Regional Intelligence Operations Center (RIOC) and Northern New Jersey Urban Area Security Initiative (NNJUASI), turned to Tetrus to pilot Tetrus Collaboration and Analytics, a virtual, real-time collaborative case management and situational awareness platform that enables information sharing immediately after commission of crimes such as shootings, robberies, burglaries, auto theft and organized retail theft.

The successful pilot led to adoption by more than 100 users in 43 jurisdictions and organizations, including the RIOC and New York State Intelligence Center. Tetrus is currently engaged with the Passaic County Prosecutor’s office and NNJUASI to expand and enhance the functionality and scope of Tetrus Collaboration and Analytics and to deploy Tetrus Corrections Link at six county jails in the PRC area and at the New Jersey Department of Corrections.

Georgia Council of Superior Court Clerks
GeorgiaJDX Solution Architecture

Tetrus developed the Georgia Justice Data Exchange (JDX) Solution Architecture for the Council of Superior Court Clerks to facilitate sharing of information between more than 1,500 criminal justice partners across the State of Georgia. The architecture leverages Justice Reference Architecture (JRA), NIEM and Global Federated Identity Management (GFIPM) standards to define a framework and process through which agencies can identify, prioritize, design and implement information exchanges.

Tetrus subsequently designed, developed and implemented services and exchanges to support the Daily Jail Report and Sentencing and Disposition processes in Columbia County, Richmond County and Burke County. Exchanges are designed and built to be NIEM-compliant and reusable. The project framework reflects the GeorgiaJDX Solution Architecture and features an open source enterprise service bus to enable cost-effective connectivity among exchange partners.