Answer to the ISIS crisis and homegrown terrorists lies in software by IRP Solutions Corporation (IRP6)
DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - June 05, 2015) - The advocacy organization, A Just Cause, believes that the federal government's efforts to track terrorist organizations and collaborate with other agencies in the war on terror could be resolved with software developed by the IRP6. After discussions with the IRP6, the executives have asked A Just Cause to broker the sale of the CILC software on their behalf. “Making the CILC software available to agencies like DHS and the FBI will ensure that President Obama, his cabinet, and leaders of our intelligence and law enforcement agencies have everything they need at their disposal to adequately fight the war on terror”, says David Banks, IRP6 (IRP Chief Operating Officer). A Just Cause continues its investigation of the wrongful prosecution and conviction of six executives of IRP Solutions Corporation.
“The situation with ISIS and homegrown terrorists is now a matter of National Security”, says Lamont Banks, A Just Cause Executive Director. “Our nation needs to take action, and we need to take action now against terrorists who have invaded our country,” states Banks. “The United States is now in a situation where everything points to the fact that our country is in jeopardy of another 9-11-type tragedy and there are major risks being exposed everyday”, adds Banks. “Not only do we have to be concerned with the terror cells, but now we have to be watchful of the lone wolf”, proclaims Banks.
In a statement before the House Committee on Homeland Security (June 3, 2015), FBI Assistant Director, Counterterrorism Division stated, “Following other groups, ISIL has advocated for lone wolf attacks. In recent months ISIL released a video, via social media, reiterating the group’s encouragement of lone offender attacks in Western countries, specifically advocating for attacks against soldiers and law enforcement, intelligence community members, and government personnel. Several incidents have occurred in the United States and Europe over the last few months that indicate this “call to arms” has resonated among ISIL supporters and sympathizers. The foreign terrorist now has direct access into the United States like never before.” (http://www.fbi.gov/news/testimony/terrorism-gone-viral-the-attack-in-garland-texas-and-beyond)
“The nation is a critical point of trying to figure out how to handle terrorist from abroad as well as ‘homegrown’ terror supporters”, says Sam Thurman, A Just Cause. “We have found that the software developed by IRP Solutions (Case Investigative Life Cycle – CILC) meets or exceeds many of the requirements needed by the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and other intelligence and law enforcement agencies”, says Thurman.
“The CILC software made such a splash in the market that it was referenced in the 8th Edition of “Criminal Investigation”, a textbook written by Wayne Bennett and Karen Hess”, says Thurman. According to the 8th Edition of “Criminal Investigation” (Bennett and Hess 2007), “It (CILC) organizes major investigations by the three common investigative phases: initial, follow-up and prosecution. . . . The software meets standards described in the National Institute of Justice tract, “Crime Scene Investigation: A Guide for Law Enforcement,” which has best practices guidelines that include handling evidence, interviews, searches and crime scene security. Starting with an initial investigation, CILC lets investigators organize incident, crime scene, witness, evidence and responder information. It then follows investigators through follow-up stages, including evidence analysis, a case-related calendar and “categorized suspect and non-suspect interview tracking.” Finally, CILC’s prosecution phase helps both investigators and prosecutors prepare for court using its calendar, witness and jury information, and discovery log. At all stages of the investigation, CILC allows investigators to generate waiver, press release and search warrant forms. (Criminal Investigation, Bennett and Hess, 2007, Thomson Wadsworth)
Jack Israel, former Chief Technology Officer of the FBI, in a 2012 interview with Fierce Government IT discussed the challenges and failures of the Sentinel project. In 2005, the FBI launched the Sentinel project to modernize their case management system after failure of the $400 million Virtual Case File project by SAIC in 2004. Lockheed Martin was awarded the Sentinel Contract which ended up costing taxpayers another $825 million. The Sentinel project "started unraveling" when the bureau tried to "build...an independent electronic case management system", says Israel. http://www.fiercegovernmentit.com
“Based on our assessment of the software, as well as reviews by industry experts, CILC can provide features and functionality that other failed initiatives couldn’t, or didn’t, deliver”, adds Thurman. “CILC was first introduced to the Department of Homeland Security over ten years ago. If the agency had integrated this software into its processes, the IRP6 state that they are convinced the nation would not be scrabbling trying to figure out how to track and management terror suspects and supporters”, says Thurman. “This software now has at least three times the capability that it had years ago, and it would be great if DHS and the FBI could put it in place right now”, Thurman adds.
A Just Cause found that the CILC software offers over 40 features including: secure, adaptable, web-enabled, audit capable, multi-level case management capable, confidential sources/informants module, leads management, tip referral, operations management, investigations case management, information sharing, document management and imaging (forms generation and management), chain of custody, and evidence tracking. Records show that CILC® was marketed as a software that was built on a methodology and framework that rapidly adapts to agency-specific processes and procedures across diverse investigative genres, including anti-terrorism, administrative, criminal, civil, regulatory, and compliance investigations. CILC® software is a web portal solution manufactured expressly for handling all types of investigations, and the functionality and design makes it accessible by agency personnel anywhere in the world. The web-based GUI is a key part of the operational concept for the CILC® application. It guides the user into certain norms of interaction with the application to accomplish conventional operational procedures.
“The CILC software that we developed is a unique tool that helps law enforcement agencies in their efforts with Criminal Intelligence and Crime Analysis”, explains David Banks, IRP6 (IRP Chief Operating Officer). “Managing intelligence operations with the vast amounts of non-integrated incident and investigative data is a complicated problem for law enforcement agencies. Intelligence organizations must be able to rapidly collect, collate, evaluate, analyze and disseminate contextually accurate information for effective forecasting, prediction and planning of interdiction operations. CILC can do this and more”, Banks adds.
Court records (Ct. No. 1:09-CR-00266-CMA) show that during the trial of the IRP executives, software forensics expert Don Vilfer of Califorensics analyzed the CILC software. According to the analysis conducted by Califorensics, “The software (CILC) contained many notable features, making it a functional product for the intended consumer,” (Califorensics Analysis, Case 1:09-cr-00266-CMA Document 298-2, 10/8/10 USDC Colorado). Court records also show that the report stated, “No one software application would meet the needs of all agencies, but the functionality that we observed in our review of the CILC software would undoubtedly be of interest to many law enforcement agencies.” (Califorensics Analysis, Case 1:09-cr-00266-CMA Document 298-2, 10/8/10 USDC Colorado)
The IRP6 case concerns a Colorado-based company (IRP Solutions Corporation) that developed the Case Investigative Life Cycle (CILC) criminal investigations software for federal, state, and local law enforcement. The IRP6 (Kendrick Barnes, Gary L Walker, Demetrius K. Harper, Clinton A Stewart, David A Zirpolo and David A Banks) were convicted in 2011 after being accused of mail and wire fraud. (D. Ct. No. 1:09-CR-00266-CMA).
“The ISIS Crisis is very real in the United States and I implore every member of Congress to take a serious look at the options and solutions that are available, including the CILC software that was developed by the IRP6”, says Thurman. “The sustainability of our national security, the safety of our families and children, and our next generations could be based on what we do today in tackling the major issues with ISIS and terror supporters on hour homeland”, concludes Thurman.
“A Just Cause is seeking to explore opportunities with the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI to see how the CILC software and the IRP6 can support an obvious need that currently exists in our country”, says Thurman. “Imagine the legacy of these agency heads and the White House if this software was used to curtail the problems that we currently face here and internationally. A Just Cause knows that the patriotism that lies within the heart and character of the IRP6 will drive them to implement the most robust solution these agencies have ever seen”, Thurman concludes. “A Just Cause will continue to fight for the exoneration of the IRP6”, proclaims Thurman.
For more information about the story of the IRP6 or for copies of the legal filings go to http://www.freetheirp6.org.
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