''go'' Family Products

The Enterprise Application Center Vienna (EAC-VN) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) specializes in the development, deployment and support of software applications for use by Member States in a range of UNODC's programme areas.

The products of the government office "go" family are part of UNODC's strategic response to crime, particularly serious and organized crime.
The ''go'' family includes integrated investigative case management and intelligence analysis tools for Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs), law enforcement, investigative, intelligence, regulatory, prosecution and asset recovery agencies, and for courts and other government agencies involved in the criminal justice process. All the software products include multi-faceted integration, and can function as "stand alone" applications or together to form one global system, depending on the needs of the requesting Member State. The application of systems able to interface with each other encourages inter-agency and cross border cooperation and information sharing at the national, regional and international levels.

The goCASE application is an integrated investigative case management and analysis tool for government law enforcement, investigative and prosecution agencies of all United Nations Member States.

goCASE is UNODC's software solution for law enforcement agencies, intelligence units and other investigative bodies to manage and track the investigation of criminal and other offences. goCASE facilitates the collection and development of intelligence and the investigation and prosecution process that constitutes the front end of most criminal justice or regulatory systems.

The automation and integration of the different cycles within the Intelligence Process and the Criminal Justice System depend on a flexible software product that addresses all the requirements of authorities involved in intelligence, regulatory and justice systems, whether to support analysts in developing inferences and hypotheses and producing strategic or tactical intelligence outputs, or to support front-line officers and investigators in identifying and reacting to investigative leads, or to support prosecutors in handling court cases. goCASE presents one single solution to serve those different mandates.

Additionally, the software can seamlessly interface with other data management systems employed in the Criminal Justice System process, including courts' administration and corrections' systems. Such essential feedback from these other systems enriches data held in the goCASE system and provides historical data of cases, investigative techniques, persons, places and entities of interest.

For more information, please consult the goCASE website: http://gocase.unodc.org

goINTEL is a software package developed by UNODC that is designed to assist regional or domestic clusters of intelligence and law enforcement agencies to gather, analyze and share information and intelligence, agency to agency, or though a centralised hub. The system provides a secure and collaborative environment for sharing information and intelligence within established national legal frameworks, or within multilateral / regional / international agreements.

goINTEL is a key solution for the construction of a centralized platform that provides an efficient means to streamline the identification, prevention and investigation of criminal and terrorist activities. goINTEL brings distributed and heterogeneous information sources and human expertise together in a combined and cooperative environment to combat crime and threats to security.

The goINTEL "National Community" is the group of national competent authorities (law enforcement agencies, investigative and intelligences bodies, prosecutorial services, private sector entities, public sector offices) that benefit from or contribute to goINTEL services within the established legal frameworks and data protection laws of the environment in which they operate. Consensus amongst the membership defines the subscription level, and therefore system access, of any national entity registered within the system community. An "Entity Liaison Officer" appointed by each contributing agency is the focal point at the entity level and is in charge of administrating and monitoring all activities related to or involving that entity within the goINTEL National Community.

The goASSESS application, part of the UNODC Enterprise Application Center Vienna (EAC-VN) "go" family of software products, is designed as an IT-based tool for compiling "Detailed Assessment Reports" of countries' compliance with the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

The goASSESS solution provides a comprehensive assessment framework, allowing Evaluators to enter their evaluation criteria, customise them according to a specific country's profile, and build Detailed Evaluation Questionnaires and Detailed Assessment Reports. It covers all phases of the process, including preparation of interviews before evaluators' missions, drafting of the report by all members of the team during the mission, post-mission review, and final report production.

This solution is tailored to the needs of entities undertaking such assessments such as the IMF (International Monetary Fund), World Bank, FATF and FATF Style Regional Bodies.

goASSESS can easily be adapted to the needs of any organisation undertaking assessments of legal, law enforcement, intelligence and criminal justice systems.

In the course of performing their various functions government officials deal with large volumes of information on a daily basis. They also need ready access to data and knowledge bases. A secure communications infrastructure based around a server room and/or data centre providing uninterrupted service to critical data processing and information management operations is essential.

Drawing on its many years experience of developing, deploying and maintaining software, hardware and physical infrastructure in diverse environments, the Enterprise Application Center Vienna (EAC-VN) of UNODC (the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) has developed an ICT and Data Centre Model for Government Agencies (goIDM). goIDM has been developed:

  • to assist Member States to make informed and rational decisions regarding IT infrastructure requirements
  • to provide a practical model for the utilization of well designed and tested infrastructure to allow for efficient and, where necessary, decentralized electronic communications
  • to provide Member States with the capacity to manage all types of information ranging from basic human resources data to highly confidential information and to monitor and manage performance and quality control

goIDM follows the five core values that form the foundation of an ICT infrastructure and Data Centre design philosophy - simplicity, flexibility, scalability, modularity and sanity.

The goIDM model was developed by UNODC with financial assistance of the European Union (EU). It has been deployed in Nigeria, in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Nigerian Judiciary, as part of the UNODC project NGAS08, to support the government of Nigeria's fight in combating economic and financial crime. The model has been successfully implemented in three EFCC sites and, as a result of this, will be further deployed to a total of 17 EFCC and Judicial sites at the federal and state levels.

This model has wide application for almost any type of Government agency. For more information, please consult the goIDM website: http://goidm.unodc.org