“In the coming fiscal year, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives plans to expand its data analytics to improve its investigative capacity, including the ability to respond to rising gun store robberies and burglaries, according to the agency’s CIO.”
“We have really just started pushing data analytics within ATF,” said Roger Beasley, the agency’s CIO. In the coming fiscal year, Beasley said the agency will move to unify its many data pools, with the goal of giving its agents a more granular picture of the data housed in its systems.”
“We have many systems across the bureau, like any other federal agency. They are individual pots of gold if you can pull it all together and begin to mine that information. Up until this point, we really did not…” Read the full article here.
Source: ATF looks to consolidate data to aid investigations – By Mark Rockwell, October 12, 2020. FCW.