DENVER, March 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the February 2016 National Defense Magazine, the Department of Homeland Security's Silicon Valley office is preparing to host an industry day where the Secret Service can spell out their needs for information technology, specifically commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions to support investigations and protection requirements. "IRP Solutions attended an industry day in 2004 as part of the Federal Investigative Case Management System and Consolidated Enforcement Environment initiatives and subsequently responded to the RFI (Request for Information) released by DHS," says Cliff Stewart of A Just Cause. "A week after the RFI closed, IRP Solutions was contacted to demonstrate their Case Investigative Life Cycle (CILC, pronounced "silk) to a joint DHS/DOJ working group that included members from ICE, Secret Service, FBI, U.S. Marshals, and Border Patrol," adds Stewart. "CILC is an enterprise-class, web-enabled case management software solution built on the J2EE platform specifically designed to support end-to-end federal investigation operations, extending into the U.S. Attorney's office," says David Banks, Chief Operating Officer of IRP Solutions. "DHS requested and received a $100 million dollar quote for our CILC case management and confidential informant modules to be used for their 2005 budget exercises," adds Banks.
Melissa Ho, the managing director of the Silicon Valley office said that the DHS and the Secret Service are interested "tailoring the [COTS] technology so the government can use it." "We're trying to shape that shelf a little," Ho said. "CILC is an adaptable COTS software framework that was designed to allow the Secret Service tailor the software for their specific investigative and protection processes," says Banks. "DHS provided us with a diverse set of investigative scenarios and workflows to incorporate into CILC," adds Banks. "Additionally, we hired three former federal law enforcement agents from ICE and the FBI who not only provided subject matter expertise but created sample cases based on real-world investigations from their respective agencies," says Banks. "DHS and Secret Service can leverage CILC to securely manage single/multi-agency terrorism, drug and financial investigations with the ability to compartmentalize security at the user and field levels," adds Banks.
DHS Secretary Jeb Johnson discussed the goal of DHS to attract executives who would consider a "tour of service" by coming to Washington, DC and work with DHS. "We had a great working relationship with DHS officials, including members of the Secret Service," says Banks. "That relationship contributed greatly not only to our understanding of DHS investigations but helped evolve CILC into a solution that can support present day Secret Service needs," adds Banks.
Former federal judge H. Lee Sarokin has petitioned President Obama to pardon six executives of the IRP Solutions. Sarokin is convinced that the six men known as the IRP6 were wrongly-convicted. After reviewing trial transcripts, Sarokin wrote on the Huffington Post that the men were wrongly-convicted for "failing to pay corporate debts" incurred while making good-faith modifications to CILC on behalf of DHS. "The government 'proved that the defendants incurred debts and did not pay them'," exclaimed Sarokin. "Not to mention, 'the government made it impossible for them to fulfill their obligations'," charged Sarokin.
"We never committed a crime and there is overwhelming proof that federal prosecutors ignored evidence of our innocence," says Banks. "The government created a bogus business theory that IRP Solutions was not a legitimate software company and existed only for the purpose of obtaining free labor for software development contractors hired from staffing companies to work on CILC," adds Banks. "We thank Judge Sarokin and A Just Cause for fighting for our freedom," says Banks. "Our dream to help our government modernize their technology for to fight crime and terrorism is still alive and we are certain CILC will outclass any other case management software in the industry," asserts Banks. "We have kept our finger on the pulse of case management software technology and the Secret Service's need for technology tells me that DHS has yet to achieve the requirements for CEE," says Banks. "I have no doubt that CILC is the innovation DHS needs to centralize case management across all agencies under its umbrella," concludes Banks.
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