The threat of weapons of mass destruction-and the potential of these sensitive technologies and weapons reaching the hands of adversaries – is a growing threat to national security. Further, today's globalized economy has increased the movement of goods around the world – including materials and components that can be used to develop illicit chemical, nuclear, and biological weapons.
Dun & Bradstreet can help identify the global activities of all businesses and commercial organizations related to the chemical, nuclear, and biological industries. Such information can be critical to the tracking of potentially hazardous or dual-use materials, as well as preventing the spread of critical information and technologies necessary to produce weapons of mass destruction.
"Following the money trail" has become an integral part of the intelligence community's ability to combat criminal activity. The flow of money can be varied and quite fluid – proving to be difficult to identify, track, or cut off funds that are intended for illegal activity.
Dun & Bradstreet can help navigate the enormously complex chains of ownership and association used by international businesses and trade organizations that finance terrorism or other activities that are harmful to the nation. Dun & Bradstreet can also identify potentially malicious actors in global finance and business who are acting individually or in concert to harm national interests domestically or abroad. This includes how money and influence is used by domestic and international commercial organizations to conduct illegal activities.
Increasingly, as intelligence and law enforcement agencies strive to protect the nation and its citizens from harm, they are seeking better methods for anticipating criminal activities before they take place.
Dun & Bradstreet can help agencies integrate disparate sources of structured and unstructured data to develop predictive analytics that help to narrow the haystack in investigations by identifying trends and flagging "hot spot" at-risk areas. When orchestrated successfully, predictive policing measurably reduces crime rates as law enforcement agencies are better prepared to anticipate, prevent, and respond to criminal activities.
Individuals conducting illicit behavior have increasingly relied on intricate business networks to conceal criminal activities. Dun & Bradstreet provides investigators with the information required to reveal nuanced relationships between businesses and individuals, uncovering beneficial ownership that is often obfuscated through secretive, potentially illicit shell companies.
Through corporate linkage, Dun & Bradstreet is able to provide a top to bottom look at foreign and domestic ownership, as well as all subsidiaries and branches – and provide updates and red flags on any changes in ownership, corporation status, or location, and whether any member of the corporate family tree is in violation of oversight laws or regulatory acts.
Agency analysts and investigators have some of the world's most diverse, broad, and deep information requirements. When it comes to criminal investigations and staying one step ahead of terrorists, agencies need multiple layers of reliable, actionable information that can be accessed in real time.
By leveraging Dun & Bradstreet's global data collection and Worldwide Network relationships, Dun & Bradstreet provides agencies with non-attributable, open sourced data organized by industry or region. This type of information provides analysts with additional sources of information on a specific region, industry, or list of companies customized to their requirements.
There are many instances where prompt access to reliable geo-coded entity data is vital for carrying out intelligence community missions, such as mitigating destruction to critical infrastructure as a result of a terror attack or natural disaster. Dun & Bradstreet partners with leading location intelligence providers to enrich our proprietary global business data with latitude and longitude coordinates. In addition to the rich meta data provided on each business, Dun & Bradstreet provides an accurate geolocation-specific view of the entire corporate family tree – including data on foreign and domestic ownership, subsidiaries, and branches.