City of London Police are looking to tackle cybercrime by purchasing “next-generation IT services” in hopes of strengthening systems supporting Action Fraud and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB).
Cops hope vendors set up a centralized intelligence function linking fraud reports from across the country. It should also lead to better coordination of police resources to investigate crimes and protect victims.
Action Fraud – founded in 2006 – is the UK’s national reporting center for fraud and cybercrime. The NFIB is working alongside Action Fraud and the City of London Police to analyze data and compile intelligence.
the procurement program announcement includes systems to manage the review and analysis of crime reports based on information collected and maintained in the course of the work performed by the NFIB. Part of the contract also includes the integration and management of services to support delivery in a multi-vendor / multi-agency environment.
The contract – worth an estimated £ 75 million over seven years – is divided into three parts: management of the engagement; crime, intelligence and common services; and service integration and management. The City of London Police – together with the City of London Corporation and the Home Office – are responsible for the project.
The new investment is necessary due to the relentless growth of local and international cybercrime.
In a statement, Chris Bell, Director of Service Delivery at the City of London Police, said: “Not only will this service improve victims’ experience and satisfaction, but it will also improve the flow of information to victims. through the system so that criminal activity is disrupted and the public is better protected, and this will contribute to a better understanding of the threat of serious and organized crime. “
If you’re in the mood to throw your business hat in the ring, the deadline for procuring the Fraud and Cybercrime Reporting and Analysis service is August 25. ®