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INTERPOL Washington's Project TERMINUS Supports Indonesian Border Security Efforts

For Immediate Release
INTERPOL Washington

On October 27, 2022, INTERPOL Washington--the U.S. National Central Bureau (USNCB), sent a technical team to Jakarta, Indonesia, to support ongoing border security improvement efforts under Project TERMINUS. The team performed maintenance on previously provided equipment and delivered and configured new hardware and software that will improve the Government of Indonesia’s interface with INTERPOL’s I-24/7 secure network, including the Stolen and Lost Travel document (SLTD) database.

 During maintenance of the older equipment, the team discovered that a core component had failed, resulting in loss of the ability to process key INTERPOL Notice data. Once the team repaired the component, the system immediately began consuming 15,175 missing Notice movements, including critical additions, updates, and cancellations. The USNCB team also plans to support its Indonesian partners by helping to relocate the existing Bali Terminus Service Delivery enclave from Jakarta to Surabaya in the future.

“INTERPOL Washington is pleased to continue its partnership with the Government of Indonesia. As the largest country in Southeast Asia, Indonesia presents unique challenges in securing its borders, and Project TERMINUS offers a key piece of the security puzzle,” said INTERPOL Washington Director Michael A. Hughes.

Established in 2016, Project TERMINUS is a partnership between INTERPOL Washington and the State Department's Bureau of Counterterrorism. The mission of Project TERMINUS is to extend INTERPOL's I-24/7 secure, global police-to-police communications system in high-risk areas and select host nations globally.

Project TERMINUS provides expert technical assistance to countries seeking to integrate access to INTERPOL's SLTD database into their national border security information-sharing systems. This assistance helps nations screen against the illicit international travel of transnational criminals and terrorists. Project TERMINUS is currently operating globally. In addition to Indonesia, Partner Nations receiving assistance include Nigeria, Malaysia, Panama, Kyrgyzstan, and The Maldives.

 

Updated November 8, 2022

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