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Investigative Data Warehouse

Overview#

Investigative Data Warehouse (IDW) is a searchable Government Data Store operated by the FBI created in 2004.

Investigative Data Warehouse has an unknown nature and scope of the as Government Data Store is classified.

The database is a centralization of multiple United States federal government and US States databases, including criminal records from various law enforcement agencies, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), and public records databases.

According to Michael Morehart's testimony before the House Committee on Financial Services in 2006, the "IDW is a centralized, web-enabled, closed system repository for intelligence and investigative data. This system, maintained by the FBI, allows appropriately trained and authorized personnel throughout the country to query for information of relevance to investigative and intelligence matters.

Investigative Data Warehouse DataStore Sources#

Investigative Data Warehouse used many data sources. The FOIA documents from EFF are heavily redacted, but some of the sources are as follows:

Category#

Government Data Store

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