Homeland Security

CAPS has been involved with the development of software that supports the U.S. and Alabama Homeland Security efforts since 2001. These efforts were supported by both federal and state homeland security funds. A major seminal federal effort resulted in the development of the Secure Homeland Analysis and Reporting Environment (SHARE), a system for secure reporting and communication of terrorist activities, which later evolved into the Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) system for state and regional incident reporting. That project also resulted in the development of the Portal to Uphold a Secure Homeland (PUSH), which is updated daily and has been in operation for over a decade providing USDHS information to private infrastructure security personnel.

These efforts dovetail well with the law enforcement software that CAPS has developed, since law enforcement and homeland security work closely together to preserve public safety. Specifically, the law enforcement tools that complement homeland security efforts most include the Mobile Officer Virtual Environment (MOVE), the Law Enforcement Tactical System (LETS) which is a web-based system that connects Alabama law enforcement to about 30 different databases for instant on-line access in the field (via MOVE), AlaCOP and the Active Directory Authentication and Processing Tool (ADAPT), an environment that facilitates the assignment and management of user privileges and access using the Active Directory base security system.

Please click the links below for more information about the software CAPS has developed to support homeland security.