LexisNexis Risk Solutions Acquires Lumen from Numerica Corporation

ATLANTA and WASHINGTON, May 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — LexisNexis® Risk Solutions today announced it is further expanding its public safety solutions with the acquisition of all Lumen assets, a product line owned by Numerica Corporation, a Colorado-based company. Lumen is an integrated data platform leveraged by public safety analysts, investigators, patrol officers and commanders to help solve cases faster.

Lumen will become part of the product line of the Government group of LexisNexis Risk Solutions and its public safety and law enforcement solutions. Lumen customers will gain access to a larger law enforcement network with additional solutions, new data sets and continued advancements in analyzing and responding to crime to help solve cases faster and support officer safety initiatives.

“The acquisition of the Lumen product line of Numerica continues our 20-year investment and commitment to the public safety sector,” said Haywood Talcove, CEO, Government, LexisNexis Risk Solutions. “We will continue to foster the innovations that have made both LexisNexis Risk Solutions and Numerica leaders in the marketplace. We look forward to working with our joint customers and welcoming the new police agencies, including the Colorado Information Sharing Consortium (CISC).”

CISC is a government legal entity with a Board of Directors of nearly a dozen sheriffs, police chiefs, and or top commanders from Colorado law enforcement agencies sharing data. CISC was founded in 2014 to fund technology tools to connect member agency information, avoid duplication, share costs and prevent crime while protecting civil liberties. 

“Over the last seven years, we have successfully developed and commercialized the Lumen product line,” said Jeff PooreNumerica Corporation president. “We are excited for our technology to continue to support the important mission of public safety with expanded capabilities from LexisNexis Risk Solutions. This was a strategic decision to allow an even greater focus on our core security and defense business to better meet current needs within those markets.”

“The CISC Board of Directors and team look forward to this new relationship with LexisNexis Risk Solutions; one that will help our member agencies provide exceptional public safety services to Colorado citizens for many years to come,” said Vince Line, bureau chief, Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office and CISC board chair.

About Numerica
Founded in 1996, Numerica focuses on creating innovative solutions to the most pressing technical challenges faced by customers in the fields of defense and security. Headquartered in Fort Collins, Colo., Numerica’s rapidly growing team of talented research scientists and engineers tackle data science problems by developing advanced algorithms to power mission-critical defense and security solutions. Numerica’s state-of-the-art technologies have been deployed around the world to integrate networks, fuse data, precisely track targets and quantify uncertainty. Learn more at www.numerica.us.

About LexisNexis Risk Solutions
LexisNexis® Risk Solutions harnesses the power of data and advanced analytics to provide insights that help businesses and governmental entities reduce risk and improve decisions to benefit people around the globe. We provide data and technology solutions for a wide range of industries including insurance, financial services, healthcare and government. Headquartered in metro Atlanta, Georgia, we have offices throughout the world and are part of RELX (LSE: REL/NYSE: RELX), a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. For more information, please visit www.risk.lexisnexis.com, and www.relx.com.

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Accelerated company growth spurs Numerica’s new Colorado Springs office

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (April 2, 2019) —Numerica Corporation has opened a new office in Colorado Springs, a national epicenter for aerospace and defense. Located at 5475 Tech Center Drive, the office will primarily house the company’s growing Space Situational Awareness (SSA) team and serve as the ideal location for its Colorado Springs-based customers.

Headquartered in Fort Collins, Numerica creates innovative solutions to the most pressing technical challenges faced by air and missile defense, SSA, and law enforcement customers. The expansion into Colorado Springs supports the recent launch of the SSA team’s commercial product line that includes data being collected from its global telescope network and processed in real-time to help inform operator action.

“We’re excited to open the Colorado Springs office and solidify our standing as a leader in the air and missile defense as well as space situational awareness industries,” Jeff Poore, Numerica President, said. “This new location will allow us to better serve our customers through commercial space tracking capabilities.”

Leading Colorado Springs operations are retired U.S. Air Force Colonels Todd Brost and Jeff Sherk, both with nearly 30 years of experience leading operations, acquisition, research and development, and test and evaluation of Air Force space programs.

With more than 29 years of experience in Air Force space operations, test acquisition, intelligence and war-planning, Brost was the first director of the National Space Defense Center and will serve as the SSA team’s director of special programs.

Sherk, whose career in the Air Force focused on space superiority, directed energy, hypersonic and missile defense programs, was hired as the SSA team’s director of strategic programs.

With their extensive career backgrounds and in-depth knowledge of the industry, Brost and Sherk will lead business development efforts and support customer engagement.

“Colorado Springs is home to Air Force Space Command Headquarters, the National Space Defense Center, the Defense Innovation Unit, and many other existing and potential customers,” Numerica Vice President Jeff Aristoff, Ph.D., said. “Our new location will enable focused collaboration and facilitate the transition of innovative solutions with our key customers. Our growth has been accelerating over the past few years and with a strategic expansion into Colorado Springs, we expect to see this trend continue.”

For more information about Numerica and current career opportunities, visit www.numerica.us.

About Numerica: Founded in 1996, Numerica focuses on creating innovative solutions to the most pressing technical challenges faced by customers in the areas of public safety, air and missile defense, and space situational awareness. Headquartered in Fort Collins, Colo., Numerica’s rapidly growing team of talented research scientists and engineers tackle data science problems by developing advanced algorithms to power mission-critical national security and public safety software. The critical SSA mission involves the detection, tracking, identification and characterization of all near Earth-orbiting objects and the prediction of events, threats, and activities in space. Numerica’s state-of-the-art technologies have been deployed around the world to integrate networks, fuse data, precisely track targets, and quantify uncertainty.

Learn more at www.numerica.us.

Redefine Precision Policing with Lumen

Advancing law enforcement technology, Lumen offers a robust information engine to help identify the “who,” not just the “where” and “when.” In their latest video, Numerica showcases how Lumen works to challenge tedious data mining and put unprecedented levels of information into the hands of those who need it most.

“In policing, every second counts and this video helps show potential users how advanced, yet intuitive, Lumen is for all levels of law enforcement,” said Brian Strock, manager of Numerica Corporation’s public safety group. “Our solution helps narrow from millions of possible offenders to a handful of likely suspects in seconds using simple, but powerful investigative tools.”

With Lumen, users can search internal and cross-jurisdictional data sources to see a simple “baseball card view” of subjects, including information such as past crime history, case reports, known affiliations, addresses, phone numbers, vehicles, and more. Connect your disparate data sources such as ALPR, CAD, public records, intel, file archives, and virtually any other electronic records for a one-stop shop for law enforcement to search, analyze, and share.

Learn more about Lumen HERE.

Introducing the New Lumen Dynamic Scoring Agent

Offender-based policing has been shown to be an effective strategy for crime reduction across the country.  However, a key challenge in such efforts is the problem of identifying which offenders should be targeted for intervention or proactive policing outreach.  Scoring and ranking offenders usually requires extensive manual collation and calculation using databases and spreadsheets.  Because of the labor required to create and maintain an offender ranking and scoring system, the information is often out of date as well.

The Lumen Dynamic Scoring Agent is designed to solve this problem.  It automatically scores and ranks offenders based on their past involvements in events, using live data that is updated continuously.   The results are efficiently scored and ranked at query time so that the user can see the most up to date information on demand.

A significant benefit of the Dynamic Scoring Agent is that the scoring algorithm allows users to incorporate their own preferences at query time, so that the scored and ranked results reflect those user preferences.  This means that the particular crimes of interest to an agency or an individual can be selected and used in the ranking criteria dynamically – the user is not limited to a “canned” ranking that cannot be changed or edited.  For example, a single agency can easily produce separate lists of violent offenders, property crime offenders, and motor vehicle theft offenders (and more) and keep those lists up to date with minimal effort.

Furthermore, offender involvements across disparate data sources from multiple agencies are integrated on the fly, so that the user gets a complete awareness of offender scores and activities, regardless of how many data sources or jurisdictions are involved.  By automatically correlating offender and event data across multiple data sources, the Dynamic Scoring Agent dramatically reduces the time required to produce a top offender list.

Once a ranked and scored list is created, the Dynamic Scoring Agent automatically keeps the list up to date and allows users to see new activity for any offender on the list.  This enables agency-wide offender-based policing strategies to efficiently monitor and adapt as new information becomes available.

Learn more about Lumen HERE.

Numerica Awarded GSA Contract

Numerica Corporation – which develops intuitive law enforcement database software, crime analysis software, and analytics – announced today that it has been awarded an Information Technology Schedule 70 contract by the General Services Administration (GSA).

The GSA is the premier procurement arm for all federal government agencies. Under the new contract, federal, state, and local government agencies will be able to access Numerica’s solutions via GSA Advantage!®, the government’s electronic online ordering system, at www.gsaadvantage.gov.

Through GSA contract number 47QTCA18D00AB, Numerica will offer its Lumen Desktop, Mobile, and Enterprise solutions, as well as professional services and training, to government agencies.

Lumen Desktop provides a powerful, but easy-to-use interface to rapidly focus criminal and intelligence investigations and analysis on the most relevant people, places, and events.  Lumen Desktop users can also search, analyze, and share data, produce photo lineups, automatically create link charts, and map disparate data sources. Lumen Mobile is a simple mobile interface which enables patrol, detectives and other officers in the field to quickly and easily find information related to any entity from a smartphone or tablet.

The entire Lumen suite of solutions is compliant with the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Policy.

“We are extremely proud to be awarded the GSA certification,” says Nick Coult, Senior Vice President of Law Enforcement at Numerica. “While Numerica has grown exponentially over the past few years, the GSA contract will take us to a whole new level, expanding our government business while we continue to provide our clients with exceptional solutions and service.”

For more information about Lumen and Numerica Corporation, visit https://www.numerica.us/lumen.

See Lumen at LEIU/IALEIA in Anaheim

We’ll be in Anaheim for the 2018 LEIU/IALEIA Training Event this week. Make sure to stop by Booth 110 to see the newest solutions from Lumen that are transforming investigations and offender-based policing.

Denver Police Department Signs Enterprise Agreement for Lumen Software

The Denver Police Department has signed an enterprise-wide upgrade of Lumen – a state-of-the-art data sharing software that combines access to real-time data with advanced analytics – to enhance data-driven law enforcement activities for more effective policing.

Developed by Colorado-based Numerica Corporation, Lumen enables the entire Denver Police Department, including more than 1,400 sworn officers and numerous civilian employees, to search, analyze, and share crucial law enforcement data from multiple databases across multiple jurisdictions with a single click.

“The Denver Police Department has seen organic growth in the use of Lumen over the last 12 months, and with the Enterprise upgrade, they will have access to the Lumen suite agency-wide,” explains Nick Coult, Senior Vice President of Law Enforcement at Numerica. “Lumen gives patrol officers and detectives on the street access to the latest offender and suspect information – including booking photos, known associates, vehicle and incident information, and other key details – directly on their smartphones.”

“At the same time, it empowers commanders to lead with data-driven strategies and tactics,” Coult continues. “Crime-prevention initiatives are nothing without tangible results. That’s where Lumen comes in, not only turning insight into action, but increasing operational effectiveness and providing the data to prove it.”

The Denver Police Department uses the entire suite of Lumen applications, which includes:

  • Lumen Desktop, which provides a powerful, but easy-to-use interface to rapidly search, analyze, and share data, produce photo lineups, create link charts, and map disparate data sources; and
  • Lumen Mobile, a simple mobile interface which enables users on a smartphone to quickly and easily find information related to any entity.

“With Lumen, the Denver Police Department will have an enterprise search and analytics platform specifically designed to meet the needs of law enforcement,” Coult concludes. “That means it is a secure product that is compliant with the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Policy. It is fast, with search results appearing in seconds or less. And it is easy to get started, with minimal IT requirements and an intuitive interface.”

Numerica delivers state-of-the-art defense and law enforcement solutions to both government and industry customers. For its law enforcement customers, Numerica provides mission-critical insights to law enforcement, intelligence, and security professionals through the development of intuitive law enforcement database software, crime analysis software, and analytics.

For more information about Lumen and Numerica Corporation, visit https://www.numerica.us/lumen

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How the Colorado Information Sharing Consortium brought together 62 agencies and 300 million records

We just published our case study on how we helped the Colorado Information Sharing Consortium implement a next-generation data sharing system for over 60 agencies, representing over 8,000 officers and 300 million law enforcement records.     Click here to download.

How Crime Analysis Software Helps Analysts

In this Lumen blog, let’s hear from a crime analyst working on a difficult case and a search for critical connective information:

“We were working on a domestic violence case with a stolen handgun. According to the victim, the suspect put the stolen handgun in the victim’s mouth and pulled the trigger, but luckily, the gun did not fire. We knew the circumstances surrounding the theft of the handgun, but did not know the specific case. I searched Lumen for cases involving some of the specifics of the case and within 30 seconds I was reading the theft case report from another agency. This allowed us to validate the victim’s side of the domestic violence story, help another agency solve a weapons theft, and charge a suspect.”

No connections would’ve been made and no suspects would’ve been charged in this case if it weren’t for accessible and organized data. In this blog, the crime analysis software experts at Numerica will break down how top-of-the-line software like Lumen can help crime analysts connect the dots in critical cases, and discover big-picture trends and patterns in the law enforcement system and the public at large.

Identify Trends and Patterns

While commanders and patrol officers are responsible for stopping and preventing crime and handling heat-of-the-moment situations, crime analysts look at crime and police activity with a much wider lens. They’re an integral part of law enforcement agencies, helping them to identify key patterns, trends, and “hot spots” as they emerge.

Crime analysts with the right tools can stop widespread crime before it becomes widespread—for example, crime analysts might notice two recent convenience store burglaries within the same police jurisdiction, and can relay that information to commanders and patrol officers so they can remain proactive, keep the public informed, and hopefully stop the next burglary from taking place.

Crime analysts also have the ability to recognize long-term patterns. Perhaps they discover there’s been a rise in car accidents at a certain intersection over the past few years, or maybe they notice a certain neighborhood has a much larger number of drug arrests than the surrounding areas. Whatever the case, finding these short-term or long-term patterns would be impossible without data that can be accessed, organized, and manipulated.

That’s the power of Lumen. Compile law enforcement data across multiple jurisdictions, organize data to identify trends and patterns across geographic areas or suspect groups, and use that newfound knowledge to empower patrol officers and close cases.

Access Information Fast

Sometimes, finding and delivering information must happen at a moment’s notice in order to connect the dots on a case or book a suspect—and if you can’t find the information you need quickly and efficiently, your law enforcement agency might fall short and run out of time when it matters the most.

With Lumen, data is accessible from an easy-to-use web platform, so anyone within your agency can find the data they need. No switching between data portals or calling faraway agencies for data—with Lumen, all of your law enforcement databases are neatly organized in a simple system, and our database experts can incorporate custom databases into the fold for more informational context and faster, easier access.

Try Lumen Today

Don’t just take the word of the crime analysts who use and love Lumen—try it out for yourself and see how Lumen can help your law enforcement agency close more cases and work more efficiently than ever before. Schedule a demo of Lumen today.