Police Cooperation Instrument Projects

The Police Cooperation Instrument (CPI).

The Fund is regulated by Regulation (EU) No 513/2014 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 16 April 2014 and aims to:

  • Prevent crime, combat organised, serious and cross-border crime, including terrorism, and strengthen coordination and cooperation between law enforcement and other national authorities of the Member States, also with Europol or other relevant Union agencies, and with third countries and relevant international organisations.
  • To enhance the capacity of Member States and the Union to effectively manage security-related risks and crises and to prepare and protect people and critical infrastructure against terrorist attacks and other security-related incidents.

To achieve the success of these Objectives, the budgetary envelope allocated to Spain following the latest review of the National Programme in December 2019 amounts to 61,76 million euros, managed by the Ministry of Interior.

To this end, the SGSICS has developed a series of functions in accordance with the aforementioned regulation, including the submission of several projects.

These comply with the objectives reflected in Article 3 of REGULATION (EU) N. 513/2014 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 16 April 2014 establishing, as part of the Internal Security Fund, the instrument for financial support for police cooperation, preventing and combating crime, and crisis management and repealing Council Decision 2007/125/JHA, contributing to ensuring a high level of security in the European Union.

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Detailed project fiches (CPI)

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Proyecto: DNA Pattern Database

B19

The police database on DNA identifiers is a national tool in which all participating institutions (National Police, Guardia Civil, Mossos D'Esquadra, Ertzaintza, Policía Foral and the National Institute of Toxicology and Forensic Sciences) record DNA genetic profiles obtained from samples collected at crime scenes and from the analysis of samples from suspects, detainees and defendants.

This database is used both for the investigation and investigation of crimes, as well as for the identification procedures of cadaveric remains or for the investigation of missing persons.

The profiles entered in the database are compared with the profiles of all the institutions at the national level, as well as with 23 European countries, in order to exchange the information associated with each profile in case of coincidence.

The police database of DNA identifiers is based on software called CODIS (Combined DNA Index System), also used by the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation).

The system became operational in 2005. At present, it integrates on the one hand criminal cases and on the other hand, cases of social interest, for missing persons and identification of victims of major disasters. In addition, it incorporates a module for the exchange of DNA between the different Member States (included in the Prüm Treaty), as well as at the international level. This allows for better efficiency in the search for persons involved in criminal acts or identification of corpses.

The objective of this project consisted in the acquisition of the necessary equipment for the update and evolution of the solution that performs the DNA pattern matching and search service, as well as the technical support for the migration and maintenance of the operating system and database of the CODIS application.

CODIS is a great tool for the storage and comparison of genetic profiles, which helps in the investigation, with the possible identification of the perpetrators of criminal acts where DNA analysis has been performed.

Conceptual scheme of the BBDD ADN project

The results obtained after the execution of this project are:

  • Technical support for the migration and maintenance of the CODIS application operating system and database.

With the following expected impact:

  • Improved capabilities and equipment for the detection of terrorist and organized crime groups by means of DNA.

The project has been co-financed through the Internal Security Fund (ISF), financial framework 2014-2020, through the Police Cooperation Instrument, at a rate of 75% (2017 annuity).

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The project falls within the framework of Specific Objective 5 "Prevention of and fight against crime" and National Objective 1 "Prevention and fight against crime".

Backdown of the fund
Year Percentage of co-financing Project amount Amount co-financed Spain contribution
2017 75 % 30.501,12 € 22.875,84 € 7.625,28 €

Overall, the "Acquisition of equipment and maintenance of the DNA Pattern Database project", in the field of police cooperation, has involved a total cost of 30.501,12 €, on which a return of 22.875,84 € has been obtained.

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Proyecto: HERMES System support and maintenance

B5

The HERMES Information System is the tool used by the National Center for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CNPIC) for the management of the National Catalog of Strategic Infrastructures, classified as SECRET by the Council of Ministers Agreement.

The main functions of the system are the integral and secure management of the information related to national critical and strategic infrastructures and the communication between all the agents involved in the protection of critical and strategic infrastructures, both with State Security Forces and Corps (FCSE), third organizations and critical infrastructure managers.

HERMES, facilitates the security tasks that in terms of critical infrastructure protection must be executed by the FCSE within the framework of the National Plan for Critical Infrastructure Protection.

On November 2, 2007, the Council of Ministers approved the structural framework for directing and coordinating the actions required to protect critical infrastructures. It is based on the European Commission's Communication of 20 October 2004 on critical infrastructure protection, which contains proposals to improve Europe's prevention, preparedness and response to terrorist attacks that threaten it.

To perform critical infrastructure management, the CNPIC relies on the HERMES system, which is maintained by SGSICS. Since 2012, maintenance tasks have been carried out on the application, mainly of an evolutionary nature, which have made it possible to fine-tune the system and adapt it to the needs of users.

On the other hand, progress has continued to be made in meeting the requirements necessary to achieve accreditation of the system by the National Cryptologic Center (CCN). This includes logistical aspects, such as the location and protection of computer and communications equipment, etc., and the subsequent preparation of protection plans for the buildings and locations where the elements of the system are located.

HERMES Project Concept Scheme

The objective of this project is the technical and management support to provide support and corrective, adaptive and evolutionary maintenance of the HERMES system in production, as well as the management of the systems and communications that support it.

This includes both transversal services to all systems, as well as tasks related to the corrective, adaptive and evolutive maintenance of the base application, and support to the different police forces and clients of the system in general.

Among the transversal services and work areas included are:

  • Management and coordination of services.
  • 24*7 Customer Service and response.
  • Quality assurance services.
  • Testing services with customers or users of the system.

The HERMES system improves the capacity of Spain and the European Union in the effective management of risks and crises related to security. Preparing and protecting critical infrastructures against terrorist attacks and other security-related incidents.

The results obtained after the implementation of this project are as follows:

  • Improved service availability.
  • Updating of the system to prevent attacks.
  • Increased functionalities to exercise surveillance of critical infrastructures.

With the following expected impact:

  • Reinforcement of CNPIC capabilities in order to prevent attacks against critical infrastructures.
  • To favor the exchange of information between Member States in order to achieve an effective fight against risks and crises related to security.

The project has been 75% co-financed by the European Union through the Internal Security Fund (ISF), financial framework 2014-2020, through the Police Cooperation Instrument, financial account 2019.

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The project falls within the framework of Specific Objective 6 "To improve the capacity of Member States and the Union to effectively manage security-related risks and crises and to prepare and protect people and critical infrastructure against terrorist attacks and other security-related incidents" and National Objective 2 "Information exchange", by promoting and developing administrative and operational coordination, cooperation, mutual understanding and exchange of information between Member States' law enforcement authorities, other national authorities, Europol or other relevant Union bodies and, where appropriate, with third countries and international organizations.

Breakdown of the fund
Year Percentage of co-financing Project amount Amount co-financed Contribution Spain
2019 75 % 421,977.69 € 316,483.27 € 105,494.42 €

The system maintenance services and technological evolution of the HERMES project, within the scope of the ISF, Police Cooperation instrument, have involved a total cost of 421.977,69 €, on which a return of 316.483,27 € has been obtained, equivalent to 75%.

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Proyecto: PNR (Registration of passenger name records)

B1

Passenger Name Record (PNR) data consists of personal information provided by passengers and collected and retained by airlines. It includes data such as, among others, the passenger's name, flight dates, itineraries, seats, baggage, contact information or means of payment.

The PNR System has been developed and implemented by the Subdirectorate General of Information and Communications Systems for Security (SGSICS), and its main objective is to match the data of passengers entering and/or leaving the national territory against the police databases agreed with the Intelligence Centre against Terrorism and Organised Crime (CITCO). The system also allows for the generation of reports and the collection of information on certain profiles.

The system also allows for the generation of reports and the collection of information on specific profiles.

Since the attacks of September 2001, the European Union has recognised the importance and significance of collecting and analysing passenger data for the prevention and fight against organised crime and terrorism.

The abolition of internal border controls under the Schengen Convention encouraged the European Union to make it a necessity to check air passengers against police databases and to exchange such information with other Member States.

Therefore, on 27 April 2016, the European Directive 2016/681 on the use of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of organised crime and terrorism was adopted and its implementation is mandatory for all Member States. The PNR Directive and its subsequent transposition into Organic Law 1/2020, regulates the transfer of such data to the law enforcement authorities of the Member States, as well as the processing of such data for the purposes of prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution.

Based on the above, the PNR system collects information from airlines operating in national territory with the exception of domestic flights and compares their passenger data with police databases, located in the State Secretariat for Security. The main objective is to identify passengers related to terrorism and/or organised crime, and it also has the capacity to share information with other bodies responsible for this area, both at national level and with other Member States, favouring a joint fight at European level.

This system, which responds to the requirements expressed by the Commission, was developed and implemented by the SGSICS through different dossiers for equipment, licensing, customised developments and monitoring.

Information matching scheme

The results obtained after the implementation of this project are:

  • Increased detection of possible terrorist threats.
  • Automatic checking of passengers for persons belonging to terrorist groups and/or organised crime.
  • Increase in the number of cross-checks with police databases.
  • Technological updating, monitoring and control of the system.
  • Control and monitoring of system status.

With the following expected impact:

  • Reduction of information matching efforts in the face of terrorism and organised crime investigations.
  • Increased internal security in the Schengen area.
  • To have greater control over the system.

The project falls under Specific Objective 5 "Prevention of and fight against crime" and National Objective 2 "Exchange of information". As this is a strategic project for the European Commission, a budget line (Extra Allocation*) has been earmarked for it.

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The project has been co-financed by the European Union through the Internal Security Fund (ISF), financial framework 2014-2020, through the Police Cooperation Instrument, in the percentages indicated below:

Breakdown of the fund
Year Percentage of co-financing Project amount Amount co-financed Contribution Spain
2016 75 % 21.828,40 € 16.371,30 € 5.457,10 €
2018 75 % 1.707.262,56 € 1.280.446,92 € 426.815,64 €
2019 75 % 564.584,52 € 423.438,39 € 141.146,13 €
2020 90 % 2.316.825,52 € 2.085.142,97 € 231.682,55 €
2021 90 % 1.721.036,24 € 1.548.932,61 € 172.103,62 €
2022 87.11 % 435,806.82 € 379,631.32 € 56,175.50 €
2023 64.51 % 970,539.52 € 626,095.04 € 344,444.48 €

Overall, the acquisition of equipment, customised developments and maintenance of the PNR project, within the scope of the ISF, has involved a total cost of 7,737,883.57 €, on which a return of 6,360,058.55 €,  euros has been obtained, equivalent to 82.19%.

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* Extra Allocation: Budgetary allocations provided by the European Commission to the different member states to enable them to tackle certain projects designated as being of special interest. In this case, funding is regulated through the Internal Security Funds, 2014-2020 annuality.

Proyecto: SAID (Automated Fingerprint Identification System)

B6

The Automated Fingerprint Identification System (SAID) is a fingerprint management system for the police. It allows to generate a national fingerprint database where latent prints collected at crime scenes are recorded, as well as the fingerprints of the detainees.

The system is installed nationwide, except in the Basque Country. Its data is used by the FCSE (National Police and Civil Guard), and the Mossos d'Esquadra and the Policía Foral de Navarra are also allowed to use it.

 

The SAID system has been in operation since 1986 and allows the storage and matching of fingerprints of arrestees with latent images collected at the scene of a crime.

The competent authorities share the same database and application to manage fingerprints. In the case of the Ertzaintza it has its own SAID, which since early 2015 exchanges data with the Central SAID electronically.

With the rest of the EU countries fingerprints and related police information are exchanged, under the protection of the European Union Council Decisions 2008/615/JHA and 2008/616/JHA, of August 6, 2008, on cross-border collaboration (Prum Decisions). A collaboration agreement has also been signed with the USA.

The great advances in technology, together with changes in national and European regulations, as well as those expressed by end users, make it necessary to carry out corrective and evolutionary maintenance of the system.

Image of information collation

Its main objective is to provide information related to fingerprints in the field of crime investigations, so that the system allows the fight against crime, organized crime and terrorism.

Apart from the use of the SAID to cover national police needs in the scenarios of common crime, terrorism and organized crime, it should be noted that it is not an isolated system in itself, but has connections with other international and European systems, enabling the exchange of fingerprints in the areas of INTERPOL, EUROPOL and EURODAC.

This system makes it possible to share and compare information between the different systems of the European Union countries, as well as with the EURODAC system, making it possible to identify people who have cases pending before the courts, which facilitates the prevention and fight against crime.

The results obtained after the implementation of this project are:

  • Improved and greater provision of equipment.
  • Expansion of the capabilities of the automatic fingerprint identification system (SAID).

With the following expected impact:

  • Reinforcement of the capabilities of the FCSE for the prevention and fight against organized crime and terrorism.

The project has been co-financed by the European Union through the Internal Security Fund (ISF), financial framework 2014-2020, through the Police Cooperation Instrument, at a rate of 75% (2017 to 2019 annuities), 90% (2020 annuity) and 6.52% (2021 annuity).

The year 2021 corresponds to the 2014-2020 financial framework.

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The project falls within the framework of Specific Objective 5 "Prevention of and Fight against Crime", National Objective 2 "Information Exchange", with the aim of preventing and fighting crime, enabling an active fight against organized crime and terrorism.

Breakdown of the fund
Year Percentage of co-financing Project amount Amount co-financed Contribution Spain
2017 75 % 1,598,433.34 € 1,198,825.00 € 399,608.33 €
2018 75 % 126,492.92 € 94,869.69 € 31,623.23 €
2019 75 % 1,288,256.72 € 966,192.54 € 322,064.18 €
2020 90 % 1,552,755.36 € 1,397,479.82 € 155,275.54 €
2021 6.52 % 8,371,436.96 € 545,817.69 € 7,825,619.27 €

Overall, the acquisition of equipment, customized developments and maintenance of the SAID project, within the scope of the ISF, has involved a total cost of 12,937,375.29 euros, on which a return of 4,203,184.74 euros has been obtained, equivalent to 32.49%.

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Proyecto: SIAM (Automatic Identification System)

B3

The Automatic Number Plate Identification System (SIAM) allows the information provided by the number plate reading (ANPR) and facial recognition systems to be obtained from the different locations where the cameras that feed the system are installed.

The system interacts with other systems so that they can make use of this information and compare it with the information systems for police use, for the prevention and investigation of crime.

The use of video cameras by the Security Forces and Corps in the prevention and investigation of crime is an instrument accepted by society as a further guarantee for the protection of public safety.

In the same way, the different information systems linked to the performance of police functions and their supranational interconnection, especially with the countries of the European Union, are an indispensable tool in the fight against terrorism, organised crime and other criminal means.

 

Its first version was deployed in 2004 and has proven highly effective in the fight against irregular immigration and smuggling; however, the new challenges posed by the fight against Jihadist terrorism mean that its functionalities require continuous improvement and evolution. To this end, it is necessary to strengthen them by acquiring or renewing technical equipment.

Currently, the Guardia Civil has the Automatic Number Plate Identification System (SIAM) deployed in different points of the Spanish geography in order to control the passage of vehicles in those places that have regular vehicle lines with areas outside the Schengen territory of North Africa.

It is for this reason that on 27 April 2016 the European Directive 2016/681 on the use of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of organised crime and terrorism was approved and its implementation is mandatory for all Member States. The PNR Directive and its subsequent transposition into Organic Law 1/2020, regulates the transfer of such data to the law enforcement authorities of the Member States, as well as the processing of such data for the purposes of prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution.

Project Concept Outline

The project aims to enhance and implement improvements to the SIAM (Sistema de Identificación Automático de Matrículas) system, including facial recognition capabilities, as well as the acquisition of new technical equipment.

The results obtained after the implementation of this project are:

  • Improvement of the SIAM System at the Ceuta and Melilla crossings with the inclusion of facial recognition.
  • Improvement of the technical equipment of the SIAM system.

With the following expected impact:

  • Improved border control.
  • Improvement in the detection capabilities of possible jihadists trying to cross the border of Ceuta and Melilla.

The project has been co-financed by the European Union through the Internal Security Fund (ISF), financial framework 2014-2020, through the Police Cooperation Instrument at a rate of 75% (annuality 2016).

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The project falls under Specific Objective 5 "Prevention of and fight against crime" and National Objective 1 "Prevention of and fight against crime.

Desglose del fondo
Year Percentage of co-financing Project amount Amount co-financed Contribution Spain
2016 75 % 761.419,99 € 571.064,99 € 190.355,00 €

The acquisition of equipment, implementation of improvements (evolution of the SIAM project), within the scope of the ISF, Police Cooperation instrument, has involved a total cost of 761.419,99 €, on which a return of 571.064,99 €, equivalent to 75%, has been obtained.

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Proyecto: SIRDEE (Integrated State Emergency Digital Radiocommunications System)

B4

The SIRDEE Network (State Emergency Digital Radiocommunications System) is an end-to-end encrypted "trunking digital" radiocommunications network, built on TETRAPOL technology, which allows the State Security Forces and Corps and other bodies dependent on the General State Administration with competencies in security and emergencies to carry out secure voice and data communications throughout the national territory.

The SIRDEE network has been designed and built with high levels of quality, security and robustness in its fundamental parameters.

It is a robust, stable and secure (encrypted) communications system that allows interoperability between the different organisations in crisis or emergency situations (catastrophes, terrorist attacks) and the regular operations of the FFCCSE (joint operations against illegal immigration and illegal human trafficking, etc.).

In July 2000, the SIRDEE network (Sistema Integral de Radiocomunicaciones Digitales de Emergencia del Estado) was launched with the aim of replacing and homogenising the old analogue networks of the National Police and the Guardia Civil, providing the State Security Forces and Corps (FFCCSE) with a common radio communication system.

With SIRDEE, the 091 and 062 rooms of the National Police and Civil Guard respectively have been modernised, providing better communication systems, being an emergency management tool that reduces the response time in emergency response. It has demonstrated its high availability in events where public communications networks have had overload problems preventing communication in many cases.

At present, the SIRDEE Network is fully operational throughout the national territory, providing service to 71,810 terminals corresponding to the State Security Forces and Corps and Defence and 1,533 terminals of other users (Local Police, Civil Protection Services, Emergency Services...) that also use this network.

Due to technological evolution and possible attacks and cyber-attacks, the FFCCSE are obliged to periodically update this system.

SIRDEE Project Concept Scheme

The Integrated State Emergency Digital Radiocommunications System Service is an indispensable tool in the fight against terrorism, drug trafficking and organised crime, due to the great evolution of technologies and the large amount of resources made available by terrorist and organised crime groups.

The objective of the project focuses on the fight against organised crime and terrorist groups in order to ensure the security of the European Union, as well as:

  • To enable the coordination and interoperability of the FCSE in emergency situations in Spanish territory.
  • Promote the incorporation into the SIRDEE network of other bodies, forces and services with security responsibilities.
  • Modernise the 091 and 062 rooms, of the National Police and Civil Guard respectively, providing better communication systems and allowing for a reduction in emergency response time.

The results obtained after the implementation of this project are:

  • Improved detection of potential terrorist threats.
  • Strengthened national capacity at administrative and operational level.

With the following expected impact:

  • Maintenance of the SIRDEE network in the field of the fight against terrorism and organised crime, improving the capabilities of the network.

The project has been 75% co-financed by the European Union through the Internal Security Fund (ISF), financial framework 2014-2020, through the Police Cooperation Instrument, financial account 2018.

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The project falls under Specific Objective 6 "To improve the capacity of Member States and the Union to effectively manage security-related risks and crises and to prepare and protect people and critical infrastructure against terrorist attacks and other security-related incidents" and National Objective 5 "Infrastructure", in order to prevent and fight crime, enabling an active fight against organised crime and terrorism.

Desglose del fondo
Year Percentage of co-financing Project amount Amount co-financed Contribution Spain
2018 75 % 8.824.932,00 € 6.618.699,00 € 2.206.233,00 €

The acquisition of equipment and technological developments for the SIRDEE project, within the scope of the ISF, Borders and Visas instrument, has involved a total cost of  8.824.932,00€, on which a return of 6.618.699,00 € has been obtained, equivalent to 75%.

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Proyecto: EURODAC System

B21

The EURODAC system is used for the management of biometric data across the European Union (EU). It consists of a database containing the fingerprints of asylum seekers and nationals from outside the EU or the European Economic Area (EEA) for comparison between EU countries.

Council Regulation (EC) 2725/2000 of 11 December 2000 established EURODAC for the comparison of fingerprints for the effective application of the Dublin Convention. Council Regulation (EC) 4071/2002 of 28 February 2002 laid down certain rules for the implementation of Regulation (EC) 2725/2000 concerning the establishment of EURODAC for the comparison of fingerprints.

Regulation (EU) 603/2013 of the Parliament and of the Council provides for the substantial modification of the EURODAC system for the comparison of fingerprints for the purpose of the effective application of Regulation (EU) 604/2013: criteria and mechanisms for determining the MS responsible for examining an application for international protection lodged by a third-country national or a stateless person. As well as, to requests for comparison with EURODAC data submitted by MS law enforcement agencies and EUROPOL for law enforcement purposes. Regulation (EU) 1077/2011 establishing a European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice is amended.

There is an existing EURODAC National System (NAP) operated by the General Commissariat of Scientific Police that must be replaced by a new IT system that, in addition to covering the functional needs already described, increases the technical and technological capabilities of the current system.

The specifications of the software object of the contract are identical for all the Member States and included in the tender number LISA/2013/RP/01 of the European Agency Eu-Lisa, therefore, this software is considered as a standardized product as the Member States are the only final consumers of the product object of the contract.

The objective of this project is the acquisition of the equipment and services necessary to comply with the European objectives set out in Regulation (EU) No. 603/2013. The project consists of the following supplies and services:

Procurement of the EURODAC National System for the Directorate General of Police.

Procurement of fingerprint capturers, scanners, licenses and extended service of the EURODAC System for the General Directorate of Police.

This project aims to strengthen integrated border management by testing and introducing new tools, interoperable systems and working methods to enhance information exchange within and between Member States, as well as to improve interdepartmental cooperation.

EURODAC project conceptual scheme

The results obtained after the implementation of this project are:

  • Improvement in the availability of the fingerprint management tool.
  • Adaptation of the system to Regulation (EU) 603/2013 of the Parliament and Council.
  • Increase of the equipment made available to the Competent Authorities.

With the following expected impact:

  • Improvement in the fingerprint matching capabilities of asylum seekers under the Dublin Convention.

The project has been co-financed by the European Union through the Internal Security Fund (ISF), financial framework 2014-2020, through the Borders and Visa Instrument, at a rate of 75% (2017 annuity).

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The project falls within the framework of Specific Objective 2 "Borders", National Objective 2 "Information Exchange".

Breakdown of the fund
Year Percentage of co-financing Project amount Amount co-financed Contribution Spain
2017 75 % 282.131,24 € 211.598,43 € 70.532,81 €

The acquisition of equipment, system maintenance and technological evolution of the EURODAC System project, in the area of the FSI, border and visa instrument, has involved a total cost of 282,131.24 €, on which a return of 211,598.43 € has been obtained.

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Proyecto: SITEL (Systems for the Lawful Interception of Telecommunications)

B2

The legal interception of telecommunications is a tool available to the Courts, under the conditions established by law, which allows the reception and centralised recording of electronic communications intercepted by court order, as well as the information associated with them.

The connection is established directly between the interception reception centres of the National Police and the Guardia Civil and the telecommunications operators.

Only authorised users of the judicial police can access the intercepted information for its visualisation, exploitation and presentation as judicial evidence to the court that ordered the measure.

Through this project, the SGSICS provides the acquisition of equipment, maintenance of the system and the technological support necessary for its full operation.

At the end of 2001, the Ministry of the Interior began the implementation of the Integrated Telecommunications Interception System, providing the operational units of the State Security Forces and Corps (FCSE) with the necessary means for the reception and recording of electronic communications authorised by a court order.

The system provides an interception tool and centralised storage of communications. It allows operational users distributed throughout the national territory to access the system easily and securely.

Since then, the initial system has undergone extensions and modifications to adapt to the emergence of new telecommunications technologies. In addition, it has often been necessary to increase the capabilities of the system due to the growth in the number of targets, to make improvements in some functionalities and to incorporate new ones of great importance for police investigation, as well as to establish the necessary redundancy in this type of critical system.

Information collation scheme

The Legal Interception of Communications is an essential tool in the fight against terrorism, drug trafficking and organised crime, due to the growing use of new telecommunications services by those involved in the commission of these crimes.

The main objective of SITEL is to respond to court orders for the interception of communications and to provide the FCSE with a state-of-the-art system to support the investigation and prosecution of criminals.


The results obtained after the implementation of this project are:

  • Compliance with the requirements established by the FCSE for compliance with court orders relating to the legal interception of electronic communications and data retention.
  • Unify the management of support, maintenance, new acquisitions and technological renewals of the infrastructure that supports the legal interception of electronic communications and data retention.
  • To have a flexible framework for expanding capacities according to new operational, regulatory and security requirements.
  • Strengthen the control mechanisms of the infrastructure that supports the legal interception of electronic communications and data retention in order to optimise resources and investments.

With the following expected impact:

  • Increased capabilities for the fight against terrorism, delinquency and organised crime.
  • Strengthening of the system for the detection of criminal groups linked to terrorism and/or organised crime.

The project has been co-financed by the European Union through the Internal Security Fund (ISF), financial framework 2014-2020, through the Police Cooperation Instrument, at a rate of 75% (annual instalments 2018 and 2019).

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The project falls under Specific Objective 5 "Prevention of and fight against crime" and National Objective 2 "Exchange of information".

Desglose del fondo
Year Percentage of co-financing Project amount Amount co-financed Contribution Spain
2018 75 % 6.744.577,81 € 5.058.433,36 € 1.686.144,45 €
2019 75 % 17.749.809,50 € 13.312.357,12 € 4.437.452,37 €

Overall, the acquisition of equipment, system maintenance and technological development of the SITEL project, within the scope of the ISF, a police cooperation instrument, has involved a total cost of 24.494.387,31 €, on which a return of 18.370.790,48 € has been obtained, equivalent to 75%.

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Proyecto: Follow-up steps ABC systems installed

B17

The present draft focuses on the implementation of on the follow-up with systems automated troll border (ABC - Automated Border Control) installed in some national airports, Sub-Department of information systems and Communicationsit is for security (SGSICS) andin the office of the superintendent of borders and foreigners (CGEF), for its modernisation and adaptation as well as to promote the realization of evidence for future implementation in systems operating ABC.

ABC systems are based on machines for controlling access to reading and collation of biometric data and fingerprints, of a passenger who seeks to cross the border, with passport information that it poses. In Addition, it crosses the passenger information from the relevant police data, so that analysisn orders detection have assigned to sor name.

ABC control system concept

Following the signing of the The Schengen agreement in 1985, Spain removes border controls with other member states (EM). This situation creates a need to increase controls at borders with third countries. That is why, decides to use equipment with great technological advances to monitor, identify and detect potential passengers with outstanding reports and who might pose a risk to society.

In 2015 the SGSICS acquired and installed, a large number ABC equipment at border crossings of many airports and land borders. Given its relevance to national and european level, is of particular importance to the maintenance and improvement of equipment, increasing security and border control.

The aim of the project is to develop additional activities for the ABC systems already available at some airports, as well as those installed at SGSICS and CGEF, in order to modernise these systems and facilitate testing.

The scope of the proceedings includes:

  • Tasks configuration and installation ABC systems in the SGSICS. Other update the facial identification software, so that they have biometric identification capacities.
  • Migration of CGEF, so that the searches involving consultation of objects and identities of people to be commensurate with the newer version current.
  • Implementation of mobility capabilities, to the supervision of ABC and accelerate the passage of people across the border.
  • Support in the border crossing, avoiding clusters and facilitating the use of ABC systems to users.
  • Prelim workinares to centralising sistema that stores all identification documentation patterns that are valid for the entry of passengers in spanish territory.

The results achieved following the implementation of this project consist of:

  • Increase in the number of crossings of the external borders through doors ABC.
  • Mobile monitoring capacity of posts automated control.
  • Availability of ABC equipment for testing performance.

This set of benefits generated by the following global impact on border management:

  • Increase in the automated controls carried out on travellers for its entry/exit of the Schengen area.
  • Improved counter-terrorism capabilities.
  • Availability of equipment to carry out tests leading to the development of proposals for the improvement of good operational and technical practices of ABC systems at European level.

The project has been co-financed by the european union through the Internal Security Fund (ISF), financial framework 2014-2020, through the instrument of Cooperation Police in a percentage of 75%(annuity 2016).

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The project is under the Specific objective 2 “Support the integrated border management” and the National Goal 3 “Joint action of the european Union.”.

Fund breakdown
Year Percentage of co-financing Project amount Amount co-financed Contribution Spain
2016 75 % 125,604.14 € 94,203.10 € 31,401.03 €

Globally, “dquisición equipment, maintenance of the system and technological developments of the project Follow-up steps ABC systems installed”,in the field border controls and visa arrangements, a total cost of 125,604.14 €, which is a return of 94,203.10 €.

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Proyecto: Acquisition of equipment to support the Civil Guard Information Service in operations against cybercrime, terrorism and organized crime.

B15

This project is based on the acquisition of equipment, new systems and platforms to support the Civil Guard Information Service in carrying out surveillance, monitoring and control operations of potentially dangerous targets in the areas of cybercrime, organized crime and the fight against terrorism.

The project consists of the following equipment:

  • Acquisition of audio/video surveillance devices.
  • Acquisition of a logical device for monitoring computer equipment.
  • Acquisition of several systems for covert monitoring of electronic devices.
  • Implementation of a platform for forensic analysis of electronic and computer equipment.

The agents of the information services of the FCSE have among their responsibilities the performance of surveillance operations, monitoring and control of potentially dangerous targets, in the field of cybercrime, organized crime and counter-terrorism.

In coordination and under the guidelines of the Information Service of the Guardia Civil, the Subdirectorate General of Information Systems and Communications for Security (SGSICS) promotes projects to improve ICT resources for the proper exercise of the functions of the State Security Forces and Corps.

The objective of this project is the acquisition of the necessary equipment and tools to carry out, with the required diligence, the functions entrusted to the FCSE in the fight against cybercrime, terrorism and organized crime.

New systems that facilitate the monitoring and analysis of static and mobile electronic devices, as well as their data (audio, video or any other type). Facing the expansion of the use of new technologies, in particular smartphones and other similar devices with 3G and/or WIFI connectivity. In addition to allowing both the multiple execution of processes by the same operative and the parallel analysis of several FCSE operatives on the same evidence.

It is therefore necessary to acquire new systems and platforms to support the Civil Guard Information Service in carrying out these operations. In this sense, the following actions were necessary:

  • Acquisition of audio/video surveillance devices, with security and reliability guarantees, to carry out surveillance and control operations against drug trafficking, terrorism and organized crime, making it possible to obtain evidence to be presented to justice.
  • Acquisition of a logical device for monitoring computer equipment, which allows obtaining digital evidence, and can be presented without any alteration before justice, of the computer equipment seized in operations carried out against cybercrime, terrorism and organized crime.
  • Acquisition of several systems for covert monitoring of electronic devices, which will allow to successfully face the procedures of identification and collection of information from terrorist and criminal elements.
  • Implementation of a platform for forensic analysis of electronic and computer equipment, allowing maximum performance in recording and access in real time.
Conceptual outline of the Project

The results obtained after the implementation of this project are:

  • Improved surveillance, control and audio/video recording capabilities of FCSE agents.
  • Acquisition of a logical device for monitoring computer equipment.
  • Improvement of covert monitoring capabilities of electronic devices.
  • Implementation of a platform for forensic analysis of electronic and computer equipment.

With the following expected impact:

  • Improved capabilities of the Guardia Civil and FCSE in surveillance and control operations against drug trafficking, terrorism and organized crime.
  • Improved capabilities for access to computer systems and the extraction of digital evidence necessary for the clarification and neutralization of persons or organizations under investigation in open operations.
  • Improved capabilities for monitoring, analysis and processing of static and mobile electronic devices and their data, whether audio, video or any other type.
  • Improved efficiency and performance of Investigation and Intelligence units in recording and accessing results files in real time.

The project has been co-financed by the European Union through the Internal Security Fund (ISF), financial framework 2014-2020, through the Police Cooperation Instrument at a rate of 75% (2016 annuity).

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The project falls within the framework of Specific Objective 5 "Prevention of and fight against crime" and National Objective 1 "Prevention and fight against crime".

Backdown of the fund
Year Percentage of co-financing Project amount Amount co-financed Spain contribution
2016 75 % 1,019,698.83 € 764,774.12 € 254,924.71 €

Overall, the acquisition of equipment, custom developments and maintenance of the FCSE Research Support Project, within the scope of the ISF, has meant a total cost of 1,019,698.83 €, on which a return of 764,774.12 € has been obtained, equivalent to 75%.

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Proyecto: Acquisition of the necessary equipment for the supervision, control and tracking of aerial targets.

B20

The project is based on the acquisition of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) equipment for surveillance, monitoring, control and tracking of targets of interest.

Conceptual outline of the Project

Members of criminal organizations are increasingly using sophisticated countermeasures and procedures to avoid detection and arrest. Therefore, it is necessary to have the latest technology to obtain operational information necessary for law enforcement and thus successfully complete investigations, while keeping targets located effectively and discreetly.

Thanks to the great progress of the aeronautical industry, the aim is to adapt UAV devices to the needs of the State Security Forces and Corps (FCSE), facilitating the location and detection of possible threats to the security of the country, in the field of terrorism and organized crime, by obtaining images and video of the members of criminal or terrorist organizations, so that they can be processed and serve to clarify the investigations that are open on them.

The objective of this project is focused on obtaining unmanned aerial systems UAS (Unnamed Aerial System), to carry out surveillance, monitoring and control operations of potentially dangerous targets in the fight against organized crime and terrorism, thus avoiding the risk of human lives, having greater location and surveillance capabilities and high mobility among other benefits.

The results obtained after the implementation of this project are:

  • Improved supervision, control and monitoring of targets.
  • Improved efficiency in the monitoring and investigation of potentially dangerous targets.

With the following expected impact:

  • Expansion of capabilities in surveillance, monitoring and control tasks.
  • Increase in the control and national security by the FCSE.

The project has been co-financed by the European Union through the Internal Security Fund (ISF), financial framework 2014-2020, through the Police Cooperation Instrument, at a rate of 75% (2018 annuity).

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The project falls within the framework of Specific Objective 5 "Prevention and fight against crime", national objective 1 "prevention and fight", in order to prevent and fight against crime, enabling an active fight against organized crime and terrorism.

Backdown of the fund
Year Percentage of co-financing Project amount Amount co-financed Spain contribution
2018 75 % 433,465.56 € 325,099.17 € 108,366.39 €

The acquisition of hardware and software equipment for the project "Acquisition of the necessary equipment for the supervision, control and tracking of targets by air", in the field of police cooperation, has involved a total cost of 433,465.56 €, on which a return of 325,099.17 € has been obtained.

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Proyecto: Acquisition of a SIEM tool for ICT security event management in the SGSICS systems network.

B18

This project focuses on the acquisition of a SIEM (Security Information Event Management) tool for the management of ICT security events in the SGSICS systems network.

SIEM is a system that provides companies with a fast and accurate response to detect and neutralize threats to their IT systems.

The project is aimed at ensuring a high level of security in the European Union by managing security events, enabling the active fight against organized crime and terrorism.

ICT security includes, among others, the management and monitoring of situations susceptible to risk and vulnerability within the systems and networks of organizations. The SIEM tool allows this function to be carried out by integrating with the different elements of the ICT infrastructure. To this end, it collects from each element different events in real time (such as access to systems, databases, server log files, firewalls, etc.), being able to detect vulnerabilities by monitoring and predicting the behavior of the platforms in the event of unusual behavior for which alerts must be generated or corrective actions must be triggered.

At present, numerous vulnerability alerts are reported in the networks of organizations. Given the high number of incidents and their diversity, it is necessary to have tools that allow analysts to automate the tasks of collecting events in real time, and to be able to perform correlations and analysis of complex vulnerabilities.

Based on this, and after studying the state of the art of SIEM tools and fraud and vulnerability detection techniques, it has been considered necessary to implement an advanced and integrated platform that allows predictive and continuous monitoring of users, applications, data and ICT infrastructures.

The objective of this project is to obtain a SIEM tool to implement an intelligent ICT security platform that provides a series of data aggregation, correlation, alerts, reports and storage capabilities.

This project aims to promote and develop measures to strengthen the capacity of Member States to prevent crime and combat organized, serious and cross-border crime, including terrorism, exchange of information and best practices, access to data, interoperable technologies, comparable statistics, applied criminology, public communication and awareness-raising.

Project concept

The results obtained after the execution of this project are:

  • Improve real-time event collection tasks.
  • Automate the analysis of potential complex vulnerabilities.
  • Reduce and prioritize security breaches.
  • Manage and localize threats.

With the following expected impact:

  • Analysis and management of attacks and fraudulent uses occurring in the Secretary of State for Security (SES) Network, where systems that enable the active fight against terrorism and organized crime are located.

The project has been co-financed by the European Union through the Internal Security Fund (ISF), financial framework 2014-2020, through the Police Cooperation Instrument, at a rate of 75% (2016 and 2017 annuities), at a rate of 75% (2017 annuities).

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The project falls within the framework of Specific Objective 5 "Prevention of and fight against crime" and National Objective 1 "Prevention and fight against crime".

Backdown of the fund
Year Percentage of co-financing Project amount Amount co-financed Spain contribution
2016 75 % 95,995.84 € 71,996.88 € 23,998.96 €
2017 75 % 174.663,03 € 130.997,28 € 43.665,76 €

Overall, the acquisition of equipment, system maintenance and technological evolution of the project "Acquisition of a SIEM tool for the management of ICT security events in the SGSICS systems network", in the field of police cooperation, has cost a total of 270,658.88 €, on which a return of 202,994.16 € has been obtained.

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Proyecto: Expansion of the equipment for the Integrated Localization System

B8

In order to enhance the fight against terrorism, this project is based on the expansion of existing systems in the General Directorate of the National Police Force (DGPN), through new functionalities and improvements that cover current operational requirements.

  • Expansion of an encrypted communications system with AES 256bits.
  • Expansion of a location system app.
  • Expansion of cell location systems.

In the past, several Research, Development and Innovation (R+D+i) projects have been carried out in collaboration between the Civil Guard, the Police and the General Directorate of Security Infrastructures and Materials of the Secretary of State for Security of the Ministry of the Interior, and, in particular, a secure communications system together with an application (APP) for the positioning of both the targets under investigation and the special tracking equipment.

Due to the evolution of this type of technology, the need arises to replace both in communications and in the APP, the AES-128 encryption, which was outdated, with AES-256, in order to obtain greater security in communications and thus avoid vulnerabilities.

It also includes the need to expand the Secure Voice over IP (VoIP) communications system over IP packet mode networks (3G/GPRS), for Push to Talk (PTT) and full-duplex mode commands, and the MiniWeb-LT APP, location and tracking software for the special information units belonging to the National Police General Directorate.

The objective of the project is carried out through the expansion of the existing systems in operation in the General Directorate of the National Police Corps, with new functionalities and improvements in terms of secure communications, covering the current operational requirements of the units to enhance the fight against terrorism.

Therefore, this project focuses on the acquisition of the following equipment and services:

  • Acquisition of physical and logical elements necessary for the expansion of the equipment Integrated Location System of the General Commissariat of Information.
Project concept

The results obtained after the execution of this project are:

  • Updating of the encryption of both the secure communications system and the application (APP) for the positioning of both the targets under investigation and the special tracking equipment.
  • Expansion of the secure Voice over IP (VoIP) communications system over IP packet mode networks (3G/GPRS), for operatives in Push to Talk (PTT) mode and for commanders in full-duplex mode, and the MiniWeb-LT APP, location and tracking software for the special information units belonging to the Police General Directorate.

This set of benefits generates the following global impact:

  • Improved communications security.
  • Improved counter-terrorism capabilities.

The project has been co-financed by the European Union through the Internal Security Fund (ISF), financial framework 2014-2020, through the Police Cooperation Instrument, at a rate of 75% (2016 annuity).

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The project falls within the framework of Specific Objective 5 "Prevention of and fight against crime" and National Objective 1 "Prevention and fight against crime".

Backdown of the fund
Year Percentage of co-financing Project amount Amount co-financed Spain contribution
2016 75 % 239.368,25 € 179.526,19 € 59.842,06 €

Overall, the acquisition of equipment, system maintenance and technological evolution of the project "Expansion of equipment for the Integrated Localization System", within the scope of the FSI, a police cooperation instrument, has involved a total cost of 239.368,25 €, on which a return of 179.526,19 €, equivalent to 75%, has been obtained.

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Proyecto: Assignment in the field of Police Cooperation

B7

The assignment in the field of police cooperation allows us to provide support in the collection of requirements, monitoring of tenders, analysis of technological tools, analysis of bids, monitoring of the implementation of systems, support in receptions, participation as technical support in meetings and other needs expressed by the client in the field of information technology.

Among the projects supported through these assignments are:

  • Passenger Name Record (PNR) system. PNR collects information from passengers operating in Spanish airports for cross-checking with police databases and notifying the agencies involved.
  • Entry-Exit System (hereinafter EES). EES allows the identification of persons coming from a third country, who have been registered at the border of any state of the Schengen Area, so that comparisons can be made with the centralized database in Europe.
  • European Travel Information and Authorisation System or European Travel Information and Authorisation System (hereinafter ETIAS). ETIAS will enable advance checks to be carried out with the relevant police databases in order, if necessary, to deny travel authorization to third-country nationals traveling to the Schengen Area.

The Subdirectorate General of Information Systems and Communications for Security (hereinafter SGSICS) is responsible for providing support, with the technological means at its disposal, to the information systems common to the National Police and the Civil Guard, in the field of the fight against terrorism and organized crime.

For this purpose, it is essential to have its own personnel with the necessary degree of specialization and experience to deal with such projects, technologies, project management and knowledge of the regulatory regulations.

Due to the lack of SGSICS's own personnel resources to meet these specifications, it is necessary to have specialized consulting services for the definition and implementation of the systems.

The objective of this action is to obtain specialized services for the performance of consultancy activities, definition of technological solutions, preparation of documentation and monitoring of projects within the scope of the Secretariat of State for Security, and in collaboration with the various competent authorities in the field.

In order to ensure that this investment is optimal, both in terms of economic exploitation and in terms of technical capabilities, security and performance, it is necessary to have specific consultancy and technical definition services.

These consulting services should be designated to specialized companies from the public sector, in order to guarantee that the consultancy provided is independent of possible industrial interests, pursuing only the benefit of the Public Administration.

The results obtained after the execution of this project are as follows:

  • Availability of the set of reports, studies and support documentation for the deployment of new systems in the field of the fight against terrorism and organized crime, the monitoring and control of their implementation, as well as the identification of technological alternatives for such systems.
  • Increased national and European security, having large-scale systems with precise monitoring.

With the following expected impact:

  • Improvement in the systematization and documentation of the different projects and dossiers related to the fight against terrorism and organized crime.
Project management consulting services

To have the necessary personal capacity to address the challenges set by the European Commission in the field of large-scale systems for an effective fight against terrorism and organized crime.

The project has been co-financed by the European Union through the Internal Security Fund (ISF), financial framework 2014-2020, through the Police Cooperation Instrument, at a rate of 75% (2018 and 2019 annuities) and 90% (2020 and 2021 and 2022 annuities).

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The years 2021 and 2022 correspond to the 2014-2020 financial framework.

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The project falls under Specific Objective 5 "Prevention of and fight against crime" and National Objective 2 "Exchange of information".

As this is a strategic project for the European Commission, a budget line (Extra Allocation*) was earmarked for it.

Backdown of the fund
Year Percentage of co-financing Project amount Amount co-financed Spain contribution
2018 75 % 23.168,60 € 18.592,80 € 4.575,80 €
2019 75 % 120.059,59 € 96.347,82 € 23.711,77 €
2020 90 % 199.512,19 € 192.130,24 € 7.381,95 €
2021 90 % 180.691,70 € 174.006,11 € 6.685,59 €
2022 90 % 132.439,34 € 127.539,08 € 4.900,26 €

Overall, the consultancy services for the "Police Cooperation Assignment" project, within the scope of the ISF, the Police Cooperation instrument, have a total cost  of 655.871,42 €, on which a return of 608.616,05 €has been obtained, equivalent to 92,80%.

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Proyecto: Equipment necessary to locate the Terrorist Detection Center (TSC) of the Intelligence Center Against Terrorism and Organized Crime (CITCO).

B14

This project is based on the supply of hardware and licenses for the implementation of the systems and applications necessary to locate the Terrorist Detection Center (TSC) within the Intelligence Center Against Terrorism and Organized Crime (CITCO), which provides services to the State Security Forces and Corps in the fight against terrorism and organized crime.

Due to the nature of the information handled by the TSC (classified material), it has been necessary to have its own information systems properly dimensioned, so that CITCO can carry out the functions entrusted to it with the required diligence.

In coordination and under the guidelines of CITCO, the General Subdirectorate of Information and Communications Systems for Security (SGSICS) is responsible for the acquisition of systems and licenses required for the fight against terrorism and organized crime.

Reporting to the Secretary of State for Security (SES), CITCO, within the scope of its competences according to Royal Decree 734/2020 of August 4, which develops the basic organic structure of the Ministry of the Interior, is responsible for the reception, integration and analysis of the strategic information available in the fight against all types of organized or serious crime, terrorism and violent radicalism, the design of specific strategies against these threats and their financing, as well as, where appropriate, the establishment of criteria for action and operational coordination. In order to fulfill its functions, it has specific systems and applications.

In order to fulfill its specific objectives and coordinate information with other foreign centers, CITCO must have information systems that assist in the work entrusted to it, with sufficient technical capacity to cover existing needs.

The Terrorist Screening Center (TSC) is a division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which leads the U.S. government's consolidated approach to terrorism detection and surveillance. Established by presidential directive in 2003 in the wake of the September 11.2001 attacks, its mission is to identify suspected or potential terrorists. To this end, the Terrorist Screening Center (TSC) maintains, feeds and manages the Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB), which contains identifying information on known or reasonably suspected terrorists involved in terrorist activities against the U.S. government.

Linked to this, there is a collaboration agreement between the US and Spain, signed in December 2007 by the Secretary of State for Security and the US Ambassador to Spain. Since then, the Spanish FCSE have been consulting information data from the TSDB. Recently, due to the complexity of the system of queries by national users to the TSC database, the FBI has opted to make a complete submission of its database to the collaborating countries.

In Spain, CITCO's TSC has created a database that in turn is fed with information from the TSDB and a web application that allows for automatic daily updating with changes as they arise.

The objective of this project is the acquisition of hardware elements (network, servers, audiovisual, etc.) and the acquisition of licenses to locate the TSC of the Intelligence Center Against Terrorism and Organized Crime (CITCO).

These acquisitions will provide CITCO with the necessary tools to carry out its functions in the fight against terrorism and organized crime with the required diligence.

Conceptual outline of the Project

The results obtained after the implementation of this project are:

  • Acquisition of the necessary hardware for mobility.
  • Acquisition of licenses.
  • Acquisition of the necessary physical network components.
  • Acquisition of information shredders in physical format.
  • Acquisition of data servers.
  • Acquisition of necessary audiovisual elements.

With the following expected impact:

  • Increased data processing capabilities of information sources and threat response.

The project has been co-financed by the European Union through the Internal Security Fund (ISF), financial framework 2014-2020, through the Police Cooperation Instrument at a rate of 75% (2018 annuity).

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The project falls within the framework of Specific Objective 5 "Prevention of and fight against crime" and National Objective 1 "Prevention and fight against crime".

Backdown of the fund
Year Percentage of co-financing Project amount Amount co-financed Spain contribution
2018 75 % 276.841,43 € 207.631,07 € 69.210,36 €

Overall, the acquisition of equipment, custom developments and maintenance of the project "Equipment necessary to locate the Terrorist Detection Center (TSC) of the Intelligence Center Against Terrorism and Organized Crime (CITCO)", within the scope of the FSI, a police cooperation instrument, has entailed a total cost of 276.841,43 €, on which a return of 207.631,07 € (75%) has been obtained.

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Proyecto: Intelligence system that allows the collection, reception, processing and development of information of interest in anti-terrorist matters.

B11

The project provides for the development and commissioning of an operational intelligence system for the General Information Commissariat (CGI) and the territorial structure that depends on it. It is intended to respond to the needs of gathering, receiving, processing and developing information of interest for the performance of intelligence functions, especially in anti-terrorist matters, both nationally and internationally.

Terrorism poses a direct threat to the security of all citizens. Preventing, impeding and defeating terrorism is a national, European and international priority objective. This requires a specific and integrated strategic response, with anticipation, prevention, protection and the availability of the necessary means.

The secret Communicated Order of January 23, 2007 of the Ministry of the Interior establishes the organic strategy and the functions of the CGI, among which the function of intelligence in anti-terrorist matters is established. It is in this area where the importance of the intelligence of police work of this Management Center comes into play in order to get to know, analyze and understand the criminal activity that must not only counteract but also foresee and prevent it before it takes place.

As an inevitable consequence of the technological R&D+i development of criminal activity in the 21st century, the CNP's CGI must not only counteract but also foresee and prevent it before it occurs. As an inevitable consequence of the technological R+D+i development of the criminal activity of the 21st century, the CGI of the CNP is strategically facing the project of developing an intelligence tool, based on the design of highly effective solutions to support police analysis and intelligence, which guarantees compliance with the regulations governing official secrets, integrates the knowledge and investigative work of the central and peripheral structure of the Information specialty, is able to respond to the operational and analytical requirements both present and future in the medium and long term, and facilitates rapid and accurate decision making in the field of its functions.

The current international terrorist threat, especially that of jihadist origin, is identified by its global nature, its international geographic mobility, the use of ICT technological resources and the extreme danger posed by its violent actions.

The functions of the Information Units of the National Police Corps (CNP) include the collection, reception, processing and development of information of interest for public order and security within the scope of the functions of the General Directorate.

The objective of this project is:

  • The acquisition of an intelligence system for the CGI, consisting of equipment and development, which allows the capture, reception and processing of information of interest for the performance of intelligence functions for the fight against terrorism and organized crime.
  • The training of the personnel of the General Commissariat of Information and its territorial structure for the use of the system.

Due to the advances experienced by terrorist groups and organized crime, it is necessary to acquire and adapt the equipment and systems used by the State Security Forces and Corps in order to identify, locate and control persons who, due to their extreme radicalization and violent profile, are likely to be able to carry out terrorist acts or collaborate in them.

The intelligence system integrates the different databases currently in operation, connects with the rest of the CNP's external applications and databases, and has a modular development, allowing its subsequent evolutions and technical improvements. Therefore, it is a priority for the CNP to integrate all this information into a single system and relate it in order to work faster and more effectively.

This intelligence system involves the adoption of new working methods and processes, in the field of information, based on the automation of tasks, to maximize police effectiveness and efficiency in the fight against terrorism and serious organized crime.

Anti-terrorist intelligence system scheme, collection, reception, processing and development of information.

The results obtained after the implementation of this project are as follows:

  • Provision of a more effective police response to the highly technical criminal reality of the 21st century.
  • To have a technological system to be able to fight equitably against criminal groups with high resources.

With the following expected impact:

  • Greater control over terrorist cells and organized crime groups.

The project has been co-financed by the European Union through the Internal Security Fund (ISF), financial framework 2014-2020, through the Police Cooperation Instrument and the Borders and Visa instrument, at a rate of 75% (2017 annuity).

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The project falls within the framework of Specific Objective 5 "Prevention of and fight against crime" and National Objective 1 "Prevention and fight against crime".

Backdown of the fund
Year Percentage of co-financing Project amount Amount co-financed Spain contribution
2017 75 % 1.084.958,60 € 813.718,95 € 271.239,65 €

Overall, the acquisition of equipment, system maintenance and technological evolution of the project "Intelligence system that allows the capture, reception, processing and development of information of interest in anti-terrorist matters", within the scope of the FSI, police cooperation instrument, has involved a total cost of 1.084.958,60 €, on which a return of 813.718,95 € has been obtained, equivalent to 75% of the total cost of the project.

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Proyecto: System for collecting, categorizing and analyzing information from different sources.

B24

This project arises in response to the needs of the State Security Forces and Corps (FCSE). As a result, a system is developed to collect and analyze information from various sources, in order to prevent it from being used for criminal purposes.

Project concept.

One of the main consequences of the development of information technologies has been the creation and rapid expansion of new and influential methods of communication among citizens. These include social networks, instant messaging systems and blogs. An example of their power of dissemination and convocation is Twitter or Facebook, capable of spreading information worldwide in a matter of seconds or of influencing aspects as diverse as reputation or public opinion on any given issue.

Although social networks and the different technological means of communication are very valuable communication tools, they are also used for other illicit or criminal purposes such as, for example, the recruitment of people for terrorist purposes through the distribution of slogans and propaganda.

For these reasons, and due to the massive generation of this type of content and its continuous growth, it is essential for police units to use automated tools that allow them to collect, categorize and analyze information from different sources of information, whether open, proprietary or closed, to which they have access.

The mission of this type of tools is to monitor, collect and analyze multiple sources of information in order to generate early warnings to act against possible negative effects, with the aim of protecting the interests of citizens, companies and the State.

The objective of this project is the acquisition of a system that allows the automated collection, categorization and analysis of information from different sources of information, aimed at complementing and supporting the methods used in their investigations, both by the FCSE and the central bodies of the Ministry of the Interior.

With the acquisition of this system for collecting and analyzing data obtained from multiple information sources, both open (web, forums, Twitter, Facebook, Internet search engines, etc.) and closed (restricted access document repositories, email, etc.), the aim is to provide the security forces with two main capabilities:

  • Data collection: Depending on the information sources that are configured make it possible to periodically store all the data found in them for subsequent analysis.
  • Data filtering: Through the options and functionalities provided by the tool, it is possible to filter, debug and analyze the information collected.

The results obtained after the execution of this project are:

  • Improvement in the data collection process, making possible the periodic storage of all the data found in the same for later analysis.
  • Data filtering capacity, which means a reduction of time to be invested in research and greater efficiency.

With the following expected impact:

  • Improvement in the early detection of possible terrorist groups and organized crime.

The project has been co-financed by the European Union through the Internal Security Fund (ISF), financial framework 2014-2020, through the Police Cooperation Instrument, at a rate of 75% (2017 annuity).

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The project falls within the framework of Specific Objective 5 "Prevention of and fight against crime" and National Objective 1 "Prevention and fight against crime".

Breakdown of the fund
Year Percentage of co-financing Project amount Amount co-financed Contribution Spain
2017 75 % 181.258,00 € 135.943,50 € 45.314,50 €

Overall, the acquisition of equipment, system maintenance and technological evolution of the project "System for the collection, categorization and analysis of information from different sources", within the scope of the ISF, has entailed a total cost of 181,258.00 €, on which a return of 135,943.50 € has been obtained, equivalent to 75%.

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Proyecto: System for audio recording and video surveillance of targets related to organized crime and terrorism

B10

Video surveillance systems, audio recording with remote downloading and remote monitoring of mobile devices are technologies that currently provide a solution to the needs of the State Security Forces and Corps (FCSE) in the exercise of their functions.

The system being presented is composed of:

  • Image acquisition system that allows the capture of video in low light conditions, at night, and in very unfavorable conditions, when the identification of vehicles and people, requires the installation of cameras with very special characteristics. This requires that it can be adapted to all scenarios that may arise in the operational activity.
  • Video surveillance systems for the acquisition of high quality images under extreme conditions in order to be able to use them for intelligence activities such as automated analysis through facial recognition, generation of image databases and to be able to share them for identification purposes with other national and international anti-terrorist intelligence services.
  • Audio recording devices and three control centers for downloading and control of the devices, from where listening and monitoring can be carried out.
  • Acquisition of a monitoring system for mobile devices, both smartphones and tablets, allowing simultaneous control of at least ten targets, including clear monitoring of HTTPS traffic and obtaining credentials for email and other applications that use HTTPS protocol.
Audio recording and video surveillance system project concept

Terrorism poses a direct threat to the security of all citizens, aims to undermine all democratic institutions and can cause serious damage to critical infrastructures at any given moment. Preventing, deterring and defeating terrorism is a national, European and international priority. This requires a specific and integrated strategic response, with anticipation, prevention, protection and the availability of the necessary means.

The functions of the Information Units of the National Police Corps and the Information Headquarters of the Civil Guard include the gathering, reception, processing and development of information of interest for order and security within the scope of their functions.

They are also responsible for obtaining information in order to prevent the commission of terrorist acts in their preparatory stages and to anticipate their lethal outcome. In this sense, surveillance and controls are carried out on persons with certain behavioral profiles, discovered through the use of confidential sources of information and which, indirectly, coincide with the terrorist profiles provided by the intelligence analysis units.

For the location, identification and control of these individuals, quality images from video surveillance systems are required, sometimes taken under extreme conditions, so that they can be processed in facial recognition processes or databases.

The objective of this project is the acquisition of systems for video surveillance, audio recording with remote downloading and remote monitoring of mobile devices to meet the needs of the State Security Forces and Corps (FCSE) in terms of prevention, protection and availability of the necessary means.

The results obtained after the implementation of this project are:

  • Improved communications interception capability for groups or individuals under investigation for terrorism.
  • Location of individuals related to terrorism.
  • Prevent possible terrorist attacks.
  • To anticipate and be able to arrest members of criminal groups.
  • Having evidence to be able to arrest and prosecute terrorists.

With the following expected impact:

  • Early detection, location and anticipation of the commission of terrorist acts.

The project has been co-financed by the European Union through the Internal Security Fund (ISF), financial framework 2014-2020, through the Police Cooperation Instrument and the Borders and Visa instrument. at a rate of 75% (2017 annuities).

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The project falls within the framework of Specific Objective 5 "Prevention of and fight against crime" and National Objective 1 "Prevention and fight against crime".

Backdown of the fund
Year Percentage of co-financing Project amount Amount co-financed Spain contribution
2017 75 % 1.593.503,81 € 1.195.127,86 € 398.375,95 €

Overall, the acquisition of equipment, system maintenance and technological evolution of the project "System for audio recording and video-surveillance of targets related to organized crime and terrorism", within the framework of the FSI, a police cooperation instrument, has involved a total cost of 1.593.503,81 €, on which a return of 1.195.127,86 €, equivalent to 75%, has been obtained.

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Proyecto: Network and communication system of the DGP and DGGC for the fight against organized crime and terrorism.

B9

The project is based on the acquisition of network equipment to increase the capabilities and improve the security of communications of the General Directorate of the Police and the Directorate of the Civil Guard, in order to improve the following aspects:

  • Software module for obtaining data from the Internet to capitalize information assets.
  • Network equipment for the correct maintenance of the DGP systems.
  • Improvement of the forensic platform, increasing storage capacity and processing capacity.

This translates into 4 servers and 2 storage cabins.

Currently, the Information Technology Area of the General Directorate of the Police and the Information Headquarters of the Civil Guard are undergoing a process of technological improvement and renewal of their central systems to ensure the proper deployment of the information systems they use.

For this purpose, it is necessary to renew the hardware and software equipment of both organizations.

  • The Information Headquarters receives daily huge amounts of information to be analyzed, so it is necessary to acquire a software module to obtain data from the Internet to capitalize information assets in order to increase their value and thus be able to handle elements that are likely to cause serious destabilization.
  • The constant evolution of technology means that new Internet communication platforms emerge and develop in record time, all of which is known and used by personnel belonging to terrorist groups (and serious forms of organized crime) in various ways, among the most serious of which are passing sensitive information from one member to another, setting appointments, planning sabotage, etc. For this reason, it is essential for the headquarters to have systems that analyze the information using automated techniques that facilitate the work of the analysts.
  • This technology will make it possible to automate a large part of these tasks and make them more efficient and thus obtain better performance.
  • The IT area of the Police is in a process of constant improvement and renovation, so it is necessary to acquire new network equipment for the proper maintenance of the systems.
  • The Technical Area of the Information Headquarters is responsible, among other functions, for the maintenance of all the computer systems of the Information Headquarters of the Guardia Civil, and within this context it is essential to support the forensic platform, as the number of cases is increasing every day and more storage capacity and more processing capacity is needed.

Given the tight budget available in recent years, there has been a serious shortage in the acquisition of equipment for the aforementioned Area.

Concept of the information collation project

The objective of this project is the acquisition of a network and communications infrastructure, hardware and software, to enable the State Security Forces and Corps in the fight against terrorism and organized crime. Among the functions included in this project are the following:

 

  • Acquisition of an information management software module in order to streamline and improve the work capacity of the Information Headquarters of the Civil Guard, specifically for a substantial improvement in its work of monitoring, tracking and analysis of all the activity of targets and sources linked to jihadist terrorism and other emerging risks.
  • Acquisition of servers and data storage cabinets for the Information Headquarters of the Guardia Civil, in order to meet the needs arising from the increase in the number of cases handled by this headquarters, which are aimed at the fight against terrorism and organized crime.

Acquisition of servers and storage for the Information units of the National Police, whose task is the fight against terrorism and organized crime.

The results obtained after the execution of this project are as follows:

  • Acquisition of 4 servers and 2 data storage cabinets for the DGGC.
  • Acquisition of a server and storage unit for the information units of the National Police Corps.
  • Acquisition of a software module for information management.

With the following expected impact:

  • Improved ability to identify individuals belonging to criminal and/or terrorist organizations.
  • Increased availability of storage for information related to terrorist and organized crime groups, providing adequate means to effectively fight against terrorist and organized crime groups.

The project has been co-financed by the European Union through the Internal Security Fund (ISF), financial framework 2014-2020, through the Police Cooperation Instrument, at a rate of 75% (2018 annuities).

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The project falls within the framework of Specific Objective 5 "Prevention and fight against crime", national objective 1 "prevention and fight", in order to prevent and fight against crime, enabling an active fight against organized crime and terrorism.

Backdown of the fund
Year Percentage of co-financing Project amount Amount co-financed Spain contribution
2018 75 % 847.718,37 € 635.788,78 € 211.929,59 €

The acquisition of hardware equipment for the project "Network and communication system of the DGPN and the DGGC for the fight against organized crime and terrorism", within the scope of the ISF, a police cooperation instrument, has involved a total cost of 847.718,37 €, on which a return of 635.788,78 € has been obtained, equivalent to 75%.

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Proyecto: Audio, Location, Positioning and Video Management System with Intelligence Functions

B12

This project is based on the acquisition of surveillance, video, audio, localization and GPS positioning systems and equipment to enable video surveillance monitoring of strategic locations, capable of performing intelligence functions, in order to provide information units and command and control centers to the National Police Force, with the aim of fighting terrorism.

The system consists of the following equipment:

  • Audio and positioning systems.
  • Expansion of an intelligent video system and monitoring of strategic locations.
  • Expansion of a system for the identification and location of LTE (4G) mobile telephony terminals.
  • Acquisition of the second phase of the automated technological resources analysis system.
Audio, Location, Positioning and Video Management System Project Concept

Market demands regarding the massive use of data transmitters and the need to obtain higher bandwidths, as well as the progress in the development of communications technology have brought forward in Spain the implementation of communications networks with LTE technology or 4G networks in the different frequency bands in which they will be available and for all mobile operators, so that market requirements make it necessary to adapt police technologies to identify "in the air" and the location of mobile telephone terminals operating in LTE networks (4G) in a specific geographic area.

The units aim to improve their analysis and intelligence functions by interlinking data obtained from different multimedia sources of information for the identification of persons, vehicles, their geolocation and their activities in open networks, in order to reduce the activities of terrorist groups and criminal organizations.

It is also intended to provide audio recording capability in surveillance synchronized with GPS beacon tracking, so that it is possible to identify what a target is saying and where he/she is doing it, and a camera system for the detection and identification of people in video surveillance operations, as well as an OCR system and a facial image import system.

In order to improve the fight against terrorism, it is necessary to acquire surveillance, video, audio, location and GPS positioning systems and equipment that allow monitoring by video surveillance of strategic locations, capable of performing intelligence functions, to provide information units and command and control centers to the National Police Force, in order to effectively fight terrorism and carry out monitoring and surveillance tasks.

The results obtained after the execution of this project are:

  • Updating of the encryption of both the secure communications system and the application (APP) for the positioning of both the targets under investigation and the special tracking equipment.
  • Expansion of the secure Voice over IP (VoIP) communications system over IP packet mode networks (3G/GPRS), for operatives in Push to Talk (PTT) mode and for commanders in full-duplex mode, and the MiniWeb-LT APP, location and tracking software for the special information units belonging to the Police General Directorate.

This set of benefits generates the following global impact:

  • Improved communications security.
  • Improved counter-terrorism capabilities.

The project has been co-financed by the European Union through the Internal Security Fund (ISF), financial framework 2014-2020, through the Police Cooperation Instrument and the Borders and Visa instrument. at a rate of 75% (2016 annuities).

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The project falls within the framework of Specific Objective 5 "Prevention of and fight against crime" and National Objective 1 "Prevention and fight against crime".

Backdown of the fund
Year Percentage of co-financing Project amount Amount co-financed Spain contribution
2016 75 % 1.232.157,09 € 924.117,82 € 308.039,27 €

Overall, the acquisition of equipment, system maintenance and technological evolution of the project "System for the Management of Audio, Location, Positioning and Video with Intelligence Functions", within the scope of the FSI, a police cooperation instrument, has entailed a total cost of 1.232.157,09 €, on which a return of 924.117,82 € has been obtained, equivalent to 75%.

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Proyecto: Systems for analysis and extraction of information from police databases and open sources.

B23

The present project focuses on the need that arises, related to the acquisition of different systems that allow to analyze and extract information from police databases and open sources, enabling an important function in the fight and prevention of terrorism.

One of the functions of the General Information Commissariat (CGI) is to obtain information in order to prevent terrorist acts in their preparatory phases and to anticipate their outcome. As a consequence, it is necessary to develop an intelligence tool oriented to the integration of different operational databases of the National Police Corps (CNP).

In addition, it is necessary to acquire a system for extracting information from open Internet sources, for its integration with the intelligence system of the CGI and its territorial structure.

The objective of this project is to obtain different systems that allow the analysis and extraction of information from police databases and open sources, as well as its processing. These systems will make it possible to establish an important role in counter-terrorism intelligence.

For this purpose, in order to increase the prevention of terrorism in its initial stages and to anticipate them, the following need arises:

  • Acquisition of a system for extracting information from open internet sources.
  • Acquisition of a new server system for the operation of the "i3" Intelligence System.
Systems for the analysis and extraction of information from police databases and open sources.

The results obtained after the execution of this project are:

  • Development of an information extraction system for the prevention and fight against terrorism.
  • Exploitation of the "i3" Intelligence System through the development of a new server system.

With the following expected impact:

  • Improvement in obtaining information for the purpose of prevention of terrorist acts in their preparatory phases.

The project has been co-financed by the European Union through the Internal Security Fund (ISF), financial framework 2014-2020, through the Police Cooperation Instrument, at a rate of 75% (2016 and 2017 annuities).

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The project falls within the framework of Specific Objective 5 "Prevention of and fight against crime" and National Objective 1 "Prevention and fight against crime".

breakdown of the fund
Year Percentage of co-financing Project amount Amount co-financed Spain contribution
2016 75 % 1.155.691,23 € 866.768,42 € 288.922,81 €
2017 75 % 205.727,83 € 154.295,87 € 51.431,96 €

Overall, the acquisition of equipment, system maintenance and technological evolution of the project "Systems for the analysis and extraction of information from police databases and open sources", within the scope of the ISF, police cooperation instrument, has involved a total cost of 1,361,419.06 €, on which a return of 1,021,064.30 € has been obtained.

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Proyecto: Microphone, transmitter and hidden camera location and detection systems

B22

The system for the location and detection of microphones, transmitters and hidden cameras consists of the acquisition of a set of systems composed of hardware and software that allow and facilitate the location and detection of microphones, transmitters and hidden cameras in premises, offices or offices, including telephone lines, investigated within the framework of the activities of the Information Units of the National Police Force.

The systems available to prevent the enemy from obtaining secret information and the electronic devices designed to deceive or circumvent radars, sonars and other detection systems such as infrared or laser, as well as to obtain information and verify security, were technically impossible to implement.

New technologies, the increase in the means of communication, the reduction in the price of electronic products and the application of new materials in the construction of more efficient and secure communication systems have made the available electronic means and equipment obsolete.

Therefore, this outdated equipment had to be replaced by a system that would allow the execution of counter-espionage functions, with the aim of preventing and combating organized crime and detecting threats to prevent terrorist acts.

Project concept

The objective of this project is to implement the necessary hardware and software equipment to detect the presence of microphones, transmitters and hidden cameras in premises, offices or offices, in order to effectively combat terrorism and organized crime.

The results obtained after the implementation of this project are as follows:

  • Implement counterespionage equipment.

With the following expected impact:

  • Improved capabilities for operational counterintelligence and electronic countermeasures work, as well as information gathering and security verification.
  • Reducing the number of people assigned to carry out this type of operations.
  • Reducing the response time to an operational need.
  • Increased security and results.

The project has been co-financed by the European Union through the Internal Security Fund (ISF), financial framework 2014-2020, through the Police Cooperation Instrument, at a rate of 75% (2016 annuities).

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The project falls within the framework of Specific Objective 5 "Prevention and fight against crime", national objective 1 "prevention and fight", in order to prevent and fight against crime, enabling an active fight against organized crime and terrorism.

Backdown of the fund
Year Percentage of co-financing Project amount Amount co-financed Spain contribution
2016 75 % 157.747,50 € 118.310,63 € 39.436,88 €

The acquisition of hardware equipment for the project "Localization and detection systems for microphones, transmitters and hidden cameras", in the field of police cooperation, has involved a total cost of 157.747,50 €, on which a return of 118.310,63 € has been obtained.

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Proyecto: Tracking, tracing and monitoring systems to prevent terrorist acts

B16

The project consists of the acquisition and maintenance of various systems for identification, localization, covert monitoring of electronic devices and expansion of the fleet of tracking beacons, in order to track criminal organizations and anticipate possible terrorist acts.

Maintenance services include:

  • Technical Support.
  • Corrective Maintenance.
  • Preventive Maintenance, which will be performed, upon user's request, to check the correct operation of the system.
  • Evolutionary Maintenance, which would include updating the versions of the different elements (according to the availability of versions).

Location, tracking and monitoring systems enable the State Security Forces and Corps to actively combat terrorism and organized crime, anticipating possible terrorist or criminal acts and guaranteeing the security of the members of the European Union.

In the last decade, the field of communications has been characterized by constant change, at a dizzying pace. The expansion of the use of new technologies in this field, both in the personal and professional spheres, makes it necessary to evolve technological capabilities in order to respond to these changes and thus successfully face the procedures for identifying and gathering information on terrorist elements.

For the identification and location of these individuals, both in activities in anticipation of the commission of terrorist acts and after the same, advanced systems of technological innovation are used to locate mobile terminals used by them.

Conceptual outline of the project information collation

The objective of this action is to acquire the necessary equipment to locate, track and monitor individuals belonging to terrorist or organized crime groups that pose a threat to the country and to the European Union.

The different police bodies are entrusted with missions to fight against organized crime and terrorist organizations, through the acquisition of operational information for the various investigative units they support, and for this purpose, it is necessary to acquire equipment and maintain the location systems, so that they are up to date and fully operational.

As a consequence of their use, it is necessary that the current devices must be replaced, repaired or renewed for the fulfillment of their functions, especially when it comes to the integration of physical and logical equipment of the latest technology and the use of telecommunications networks, both fields with a vertiginous innovation in the market.

The results obtained after the execution of this project are as follows:

  • Acquisition of an identification and location system for mobile telephone terminals.
  • Maintenance of the physical and logical elements of the location and communication systems of the General Directorate of the Civil Guard.
  • Maintenance of the integral location system existing in the General Information Commissariat of the National Police Force.
  • Acquisition of several covert monitoring systems of electronic devices for FCSE.
  • Expansion of tracking tools for the General Directorate of the National Police.
  • Acquisition of tracking systems for the General Directorate of the National Police.

With the following expected impact:

  • Improved capacity to locate and identify individuals belonging to criminal and/or terrorist organizations.
  • Increased availability of equipment for tracking, allowing this task to be carried out on a larger number of targets.
  • Availability of equipment in optimal operating conditions, allowing the corps to fight effectively.

The project has been co-financed by the European Union through the Internal Security Fund (ISF), financial framework 2014-2020, through the Police Cooperation Instrument, at a rate of 75% (2018 annuity).

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The project falls within the framework of Specific Objective 5 "Prevention and fight against crime", national objective 1 "prevention and fight", in order to prevent and fight against crime, enabling an active fight against organized crime and terrorism.

Backdown of the fund
Year Percentage of co-financing Project amount Amount co-financed Spain contribution
2018 75 % 2.039.592,21 € 1.529.694,15 € 509.898,05 €

The acquisition of the project's hardware and software equipment, as well as the maintenance and technological improvements of the project "Localization, tracking and monitoring systems with the aim of preventing terrorist acts", within the scope of the ISF, a police cooperation instrument, has involved a total cost of 2.039.592,21 €, on which a return of 1.529.694,15 €, equivalent to 75%, has been obtained.

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Proyecto: Support and maintenance of information systems in production that provide services to the FFCCSE in the field of police cooperation.

B13

This project is based on the provision of cross-cutting technical support services for the support and maintenance of the information systems in production of the Subdirection General of Information Systems and Communications for Security (SGSICS) that provide services to the State Security Forces and Corps in the fight against terrorism and organized crime.

This service includes both transversal services to the systems and tasks related to the maintenance of the base applications, as well as support to the different police forces and clients of the systems in general.

Among the transversal services and work areas included are:

  • Management and coordination of the services.
  • 24*7 Customer Service and response.
  • Quality assurance services.
  • Testing services with customers or system users.
  • Knowledge transfer at the end of the contract.

Additionally, specialized services in consulting, management, monitoring and normative and technical documentation are included, both for the maintenance of the current means that integrate the system and for the extension and improvement of the same in the scope of the Integral Telecommunications Interception System (SITEL).

The SGSICS develops, operates and maintains a set of computer applications, as well as the systems that support them, within the scope of its competences according to Royal Decree 734/2020, of August 4, which develops the basic organic structure of the Ministry of the Interior.

Given the special importance of the SGSICS in providing joint support to the National Police and the Civil Guard and the constant technological evolution of the market, it is necessary to have specialized resources for the support and maintenance of the systems and communications, which guarantee their correct operation and the resolution of incidents in a reduced time.

Concept of support and maintenance of information systems in production that serve the FFCCSE

The objective of this project is the acquisition of a technical support service to provide maintenance and support for those systems located in the SGSICS oriented to the fight against terrorism, organized crime and to guarantee a high level of security at the European borders.

This service enables the correct operation of the sub-directorate's systems, correcting incidents and keeping equipment up to date, as well as managing and securing communications.

Through this project, the following activities are contemplated:

  • Transversal services to the systems.
  • Tasks related to application maintenance.
  • Support to the different police forces and clients of the systems in general.

Among the cross-cutting services and areas of work included are:

  • Management and coordination of the services
  • 24*7 Customer Service and response
  • Quality assurance services
  • Testing services with customers or system users
  • Knowledge transfer at the end of the contract

The results obtained after the implementation of this project are as follows:

  • Availability of a 24x7 service to respond to possible system failures.
  • Availability of personnel specialized in the systems and equipment covered by the project.
  • Verification by means of tests of the correct operation of the systems.
  • Updating of the systems to the most recent approved versions.
  • Management and coordination of needs for the evolution of systems.

With the following expected impact:

  • Reduction of the time to restore the systems in case of crashes.
  • Early detection of future problems through preventive maintenance.
  • Improved security by having updated systems.
  • Increased security thanks to high availability and updating of systems.

The project has been co-financed by the European Union through the Internal Security Fund (ISF), financial framework 2014-2020, through the Police Cooperation Instrument and the Borders and Visa instrument. at a rate of 75% being the financial accounts from 2017 and 2018 as follows:

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The project falls within the framework of Specific Objective 5 "Prevention of and fight against crime" and National Objective 1 "Prevention and fight against crime".

Backdown of the fund
Year Percentage of co-financing Project amount Amount co-financed Spain contribution
2017 75 % 1.223.096,67 € 917.322,50 € 305.774,17 €
2018 75 % 690.070,50 € 517.552,88 € 172.517,62 €

Overall, the acquisition of equipment, system maintenance and technological evolution of the project "Support and maintenance of information systems in production that provide services to the Armed Forces and Security Forces", within the scope of the FSI, a police cooperation instrument, has involved a total cost of 1.913.167,17 €, on which a return of 1.434.875,38 € has been obtained, equivalent to 75%.

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