Big Data Surveillance: The Case of Policing

Posted by Douglas Wood, CEO of Case Closed Software – a leader in investigation software  and analytics for law enforcement. Headquartered here in Central Texas, I recently had an opportunity to have coffee with Dr. Sarah Brayne, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin. Ms. Brayne had just published an interesting article in … More Big Data Surveillance: The Case of Policing

Big Data Investigation Analytics: A Difference Maker for Law Enforcement

How Investigative Agencies do More with Less! The investigative units of law enforcement agencies all around the world face many of the same challenges. Chief among those challenges is the fact that budgets are tightening, while resources are becoming more and more scarce. Even in the face of reduced funding, investigators are asked to deliver … More Big Data Investigation Analytics: A Difference Maker for Law Enforcement

Palantir® and NYPD face off over data and deliverables disputes

The shine is most definitely coming off the Palantir® Technologies brand in law enforcement and investigative agencies. Here’s a link to a fascinating story about NYPD and Palantir, and how the former is kicking the latter to the curb. The power that Palantir has over its customers is down-right frightening. Fear not, Palantir clients… Something big is … More Palantir® and NYPD face off over data and deliverables disputes

Crime Tech Solutions Acquires Case Closed Software

June 1, 2016 (Austin, TX)   Crime Tech Solutions, LLC, a leading provider of analytics and investigation software for law enforcement and commercial markets, today announced that it has acquired Cleveland, TN based Case Closed Software in a cash transaction. The terms of the deal were not released, but according to Crime Tech Solutions’ founder and … More Crime Tech Solutions Acquires Case Closed Software

Is the Most Dangerous Company in America?

Posted by Tyler Wood, Operations Manager at Crime Tech Solutions This is a very interesting read about the current big data analytics darling, Palantir Technologies. The article from GS Early appears on the Personal Liberty website HERE. The original article follows… “I was reading my newsfeeds and I came across a very interesting story about … More Is the Most Dangerous Company in America?

Link Analysis and Crime – An examination.

Posted by Tyler Wood, Operations Manager at Crime Tech Solutions The topic of fraud is widely discussed, and the focus of thousands upon thousands of articles. Television shows such as Crime, Inc and American Greed have become popular due, in part, to our fascination with the topic of fraud. The organizations that are affected by … More Link Analysis and Crime – An examination.

IBM Crime Analytics: Missing the mark? CTS Hits the bullseye!

Posted by Crime Tech Solutions – Your source for analytics in the fight against crime and fraud. September 7, 2015. IBM announced this week a major update to its IBM i2 Safer Planet intelligence portfolio that includes a major overhaul of the widely used Analyst’s Notebook product. The product, which has become increasingly abandoned by its user … More IBM Crime Analytics: Missing the mark? CTS Hits the bullseye!

Asking data questions

Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor.  http://www.linkedin.com/in/dougwood. A brief read and good perspective from my friend Chris Westphal of Raytheon. The article is by Anna Forrester of ExecutiveGov.com. Federal managers should invest in technology that would help them extract insights from data and base their investment decision on the specific problems and information they want to learn and solve, Federal Times … More Asking data questions

Part 2: Investigating the Investigations – X Marks the Spot

Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor.  http://www.linkedin.com/in/dougwood Part One of this series is HERE. Most of the financial crimes investigators I know live in a world where they dream of moving things from their Inbox to their Outbox. Oh, like everyone else, they also dream about winning the lottery, flying without wings, and being naked in public. But … More Part 2: Investigating the Investigations – X Marks the Spot

Investigating the Investigations.

Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor. I recently read an excellent new book called Fraud Analytics by Delena Spann.  Ms. Spann is with the U.S. Secret Service, Electronic & Financial Crimes Task Force and is often called upon by colleagues and peers to provide presentations and professional speeches on financial fraud analysis, ethics, fraud examinations and fraud data … More Investigating the Investigations.