Unified Information System for Counteracting Crime (UISCC)

Септември 30, 2009 от admin


Implementing organization:Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Defense, Investigation offices, Prosecution offices

The Unified Information System for Counteracting Crime (UISCC) is a national supra-institutional automated system. It provides the judiciary, executive and legislative authorities of the Republic of Bulgaria with information relevant to crime state and crime counteraction in Bulgaria.

UISCC corresponding authorities which have legal enforcement and executive functions on the Penalty Code implementation are: the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Defense (Military police), Investigation offices, the Prosecution Office, Courts, the Ministry of Justice (imprisonment premises).

UISCC users which perform controlling and management functions are: the Parliament, the President of the Republic of Bulgaria, the Council of Ministers, the Ministry of Justice, and the Supreme Judiciary Council.

UISCC collects and integrates data related to Penalty code proceedings and procedures implemented, cases, crimes, persons involved and the corresponding circumstances. Data is gathered automatically from the information systems of the government authorities (mentioned above). UISCC supplies integrated data which is out of the scope of any individual authority information system.

UISCC defines, supports and implements a Set of Information Standards for the collaboration and interoperability with the automated information systems of the authorities (state institutions) in the scope of the Penalty Code (mentioned above).

Unified Information System for Counteracting Crime (UISCC) UISCC is a centralized ON-LINE Web based information system. The interactive user access to the system resources and services is completely based on Intranet/ Internet. The system also includes a standalone component to operate in the sites where no Internet/Intranet connection to the Web component is available. A full integration of the standalone component to the Web component is provided based on MQ approach.

The interoperability and automated data transfer between UISCC and the information systems of the corresponding state authorities is message based and operates under MQ via the Governmental network. The systems interoperability is based on UISCC standards.

The system includes:

  • National Central Server application;
  • Web Application Server for both Data Manipulation and Queries;
  • On-line Regional Layer throughout the country. Direct access to the central system via Web;
  • Communication Subsystem;
  • MQ-connected backup standalone Off-line District layer throughout the country.

UISCC is developed and implemented within a period of totally 18 months. The necessary administrative regulation including a set of government regulations as well as a certification under the requirements of the Law of Preservation of Classifie Information took about 44 months.

UISCC itself consists of a kernel (pure UISCC) and a number of extensions implemented in different authorities (a Package of Automated Information Systems for the Correspondent Authorities of UISCC). The Package includes:

  • UISCC – extension for the Investigation offices (Integrated Information System for the Investigation offices);
  • UISCC – extension for the Ministry of Defense (Automated Information System “Military Police Register”);
  • Universal UISCC-to-other systems connector (Converter).

These systems are based on UISCC architecture and they implement and expand it. The first two systems provide the corresponding state institutions with a native IT solution for the activities of Penalty Code proceeding. They operate as institutional information systems and also as corresponding information systems in the interoperability process with UISCC. The third system (Converter) is intended to serve as an adapter between UISCC and other information systems (Ministry of Interior and others).

All the systems implement the Set of Information Standards for the interoperability with UISCC, defined by UISCC.

The native institutional systems are centralized ON-LINE Web based. The interactive user access to the system resources and services is completely based on Intranet/ Internet.

With respect to the technical point of view UICSS (the kernel and the Package) is a Web based multi-tier application.

Standards used in the project: UML, J2EE, XML;

Architecture: object-oriented approach, multi-tier, web-based, centralised

Software development instruments used in the project in general consist of:

  • UML: IBM Rational Rose;
  • J2EE: IBM Web Sphere Studio Application Developer / Eclipse;
  • Pure Java;
  • Application server: WebSphere Application Server; Apache Tomcat & JBoss;
  • Databases supported (DBMS): Oracle, MS SQL, IBM Informix;
  • Message queuing: IBM MQ;
  • ETL: native application;
  • OLAP: Microstrategy.

UISCC is implemented in 2006. Its current status is as follows:

  • Centralized installations of the Web application: 3 (Ministry of Justice - kernel, Ministry of Defense, National Investigation Office);
  • Local standalone installations: 91 (Investigation Offices);
  • Offices and their suboffices supported: about 170;
  • Number of users: currently defined: about 600;
  • Logical transactions: about 10 million per year.

Currently a large expansion of the Request definitions is planned. A corresponding extension of the users of UISCC will occur.

The most important innovative aspects implemented in UISCC include:

  • Definition, implementation and support of a set of National standards (UISCC Standards);
  • Successful integration and interoperability with the IS of other government authorities;
  • Real implementation of interoperability between multiple autonomous information systems based on the UISCC Standards;
  • Design and implementation of a software framework based on which expansion of the collaboration subjects is available;
  • Successful integration of a pure Web application with standalone applications via different communication environments;
  • Flexibility and ability to expand UISCC with respect to the customer requirements;

Successful integration of software tools and technologies supplied by different vendors – IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, Microstrategy.

Client’s recommendationMinistry of Justice,
Ministry of Defense

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