Homeland Security leverages resources within federal, state,
and local governments, coordinating the transition of multiple agencies
and programs into a single, integrated agency focused on protecting
the American people and their homeland.
DHS wanted to build a system that can quickly and conveniently provide
users with electronic documents based on a variety of search criteria.
The efficiency of searches and the accuracy of criteria matches
will be the primary basis for overall user satisfaction.
PositiveEdge Strategies analyzed the requirements of the system
and decomposed it into following functional components:
After evaluation of various options our team designed a solution
based on combination of KOFAX and ALCHEMY for capture and storage.
Our technical team created indexes based on the index selection
criteria for each type of document. Each documents can be retrieved
electronically by keyword searches associated with a articular document
The system utilizes two high speed Fijitsu scanners, each capable
of scanning 10,000-15,000 documents per day, high-end Dell servers
with Xeon processors and with RAID configuration were used. Ascent
Capture 7.0 software package was used to automate the capture of
information from documents and forms and deliver reliable, retrievable
information into the e-doc system.
The backend database is Alchemy created on open document databases
to manage the diversity of document and data formats, providing
a variety of options for data capture, indexing, storage and archival