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We help military field operators design tools and leverage advanced analytical methods to solve complex problems

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The CORE Lab at the Naval Postgraduate School has a threefold mission to support field operatives engaged in irregular warfare. We develop operators' knowledge, skills, and abilities in visual analytics.

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The NPS Defense Analysis department offers a sequence of classes for that teach the CORE Lab's methodologies.

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Advanced Social Network Analysis for Law Enforcement Symposium

The CORE Lab invites your organization to participate in a five-day symposium beginning May 6, 2019 through May 10, 2019 in Monterey, California. The Office of the Secretary of Defense’s (OSD) Domestic Preparedness Support Initiative (DPSI) is sponsoring this event. You are invited to send representatives from your department. There is no cost for the event but your agency will be responsible for covering the cost of travel and per diem.

Attendees will receive a high-level overview of social network analysis (SNA), and will be exposed to the benefits and challenges of its application in a law enforcement context.  The CORE Lab will partner with several agencies in FY20 for expanded SNA assistance and technology transfer. We recommend that you send at least an executive and/or a supervisor who would be responsible for implementing SNA in your agency. Here is a general overview of the symposium.

Day 1 (0900-1700) – What is SNA and why is it important?
Day 2 (0900-1700) – Application of SNA
Day 3 (0900-1700) – Analyzing Dark Networks (Gangs, Drug, Terrorist)
Day 4 (0900-1700) – Practical Applications of SNA in Law Enforcement
Day 5 (0900-1300) – Academic and Law Enforcement Partnerships

SNA is a proven methodology to garner insights about criminal networks beyond data collected in records management systems.  The CORE Lab believes this capability has direct application to law enforcements and wants to help in developing this capability throughout the LE community.

The symposium will feature guest speakers from criminal justice agencies who have applied SNA methods to a variety illegal and illicit networks. They will offer vignettes on specific cases and how they have implemented SNA department wide. We will also include a series of facilitated panels to discuss relevant topics on how to use SNA methods as part of an overall crime reduction strategy.

Register for the Symposium here.

If you have additional questions, contact Michael Aspland.