Department of Justice Seal Department of Justice
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2004
WWW.USDOJ.GOV
OJP
CONTACT: LINDA MANSOUR
(202) 616-3534

FACT SHEET:
NATIONAL CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE SHARING PLAN


ďThis plan represents law enforcementís commitment to take it upon itself to ensure that the dots are connected, be it in crime or terrorism. The plan is the outcome of an unprecedented effort by law enforcement agencies, with the strong support of the Department of Justice, to strengthen the nationís security through better intelligence analysis and sharing.Ē

- Attorney General John Ashcroft, May 14, 2004

The Department of Justice is effectively pursuing the goals of the National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan by ensuring that all of its components are effectively sharing information with each other and the rest of the nationís law enforcement community.

Activities by DOJ and Related Agencies:

In addition, the FBI has implemented a policy of "writing to release" to ensure the maximum amount of information is pushed to key customers and partners at the lowest possible classification level. The FBI Intelligence Webpage on Law Enforcement Online was created to make this information available at the unclassified level for FBI partners in state, local, and tribal law enforcement. Finally, the FBI has established Field Intelligence Groups (FIG) in each FBI field office to ensure the execution of the intelligence program in FBI field divisions. The FIGs are the bridge that joins national intelligence with regional and local intelligence information through entities like the Joint Terrorism Task Forces.

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