Visual Analytics Delivers Ground-Breaking Information Sharing And Collaboration for Law Enforcement and Homeland Defense with Digital Information Gateway (DIG(TM))

POOLESVILLE, Md., Oct. 21, 2003 -- Visual Analytics, Inc. (VAI), a best-of-breed technology and services provider of award-winning information sharing and analytical software solutions for law enforcement and homeland security, makes history with its Digital Information Gateway (DIG) server to multi-server capability. Visual Analytics demonstrated DIG's capabilities for creating information-sharing networks at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in Philadelphia, October 20-24. The history- making event demonstrated real-time data sharing between the Philadelphia/Camden High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), Washington- Baltimore HIDTA, and the New Jersey HIDTA. This is the first phase of a much larger, collaborative information-sharing network to combat crime at the federal, state, and local levels.

The regional HIDTA collaboration is just the tip of the iceberg and will serve as an information-sharing model and blueprint for other law enforcement and homeland defense networks. DIG server to multi-server effectively provides local ownership and access control of law enforcement data with selective and secure information-sharing with other law enforcement agencies and departments at the federal, state, and local levels. The DIG architecture leverages the power of distributed computing while enabling selective permissions/security to be assigned to each user. DIG has the potential to access virtually any data source in federal, state, and local agencies to form a "Collective Knowledge Base" for all involved.

DIG is an advanced information access, retrieval, and sharing solution for simultaneously searching multiple sources of data including databases, documents, web sites, and e-mails. DIG is designed with a simple, easy-to-use interface to handle large numbers of databases and documents to enable user access to timely information. In addition, DIG ships with a report engine that allows it to synthesize multi-source data into a cohesive and understandable report. DIG also offers robust security features for encryption and authentication, plus full audit logs to keep track of who accessed what and when.

COO Bennett McPhatter states "VAI is delivering technology that enables information access, sharing, and collaboration in today's environment ... DIG server to multi-server is the latest in technology advancements from Visual Analytics that address the critical need for cost-effective law enforcement and homeland defense information-sharing solutions."

DIG is part of the "Data Clarity" suite of analytical tools from Visual Analytics that offers a full spectrum of features for searching, analyzing, sharing, and reporting. VAI's technology is commercially available and can be provided at discount to qualified law enforcement agencies.

About Visual Analytics

Founded in 1998, Visual Analytics, Inc. (VAI) is a privately-held, veteran-owned company based in the Washington, DC metropolitan area focused on Information Sharing and Superior Pattern Discovery Solutions. VAI serves a wide-range of markets dealing with complex issues that require advanced data analyses and data mining. VAI maintains a suite of analytical tools called Data Clarity, which includes Digital Information Gateway (DIG(TM)) and VisuaLinks(R). For more information, visit

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