Northrop continues to expand Navy law enforcement arm

Northrop Grumman Corp. has won a contract worth at least $32 million to continue supporting the Navy's Criminal Investigative Service Law Enforcement Information Exchange System known as LInX.

In particular, Northrop Grumman Information Systems will provide deployment, enhancement, operation and maintenance services to LInX, a system that improves data sharing across all law enforcement agencies -- from small municipalities to the federal government --  and finds obscure connections within existing records than can help solve crimes, according to a Northrop news release. 

With the first contract awarded in 2004 and another in 2007, the new follow-on agreement is an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract that covers one base year and three option years, the release said.

"LInX provides law enforcement with the crime and incident data they require when they need it, regardless of where it originated," said Ed Sturms, Northrop Grumman's vice president for civil cyber and security, in the news release. 

Since the contract's inception in 2004, which entailed developing a law enforcement information-sharing system for police officers and criminal investigators in Washington state and Virginia, LInX has expanded to more than 800 law enforcement agencies in 11 regions across the country.

Under the new award Northrop Grumman will deploy, operate and maintain LInX systems in new law enforcement agencies as well as those already established.

Northrop Grumman, of Falls Church, Va., ranks No. 2 on Washington Technology’s 2011 Top 100 list of the largest federal government contractors.

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