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OFFICE OF Tax GOVERNOR October 20, 2005 eaur Mr. Larry Olson Chief Technology Officer Texas Department of Information Resources 300 West 15th St., Suite 1300 Austin, TX 78701 Dear Mr. Olson: agency with law enforcement functions for the purposes of TDEx. the statewide pointer index system for law enforcement information. As the agency charged with ensuring the successful application of statewide technologies, DIR is authorized to issue purchase orders and submit payments t Appriss on behalf of the Governors Office of Homeland Security for this statewide project If you have any questions related to this matter, please contact me or my staff member Sincerely, Steve McCraw Director Office of Homeland Security Intelligence databases that receive federal dollars are supposed to be run by authorized law enforcement agencies. It appears that neither the state Department of Information Resources nor the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security meet that legal requirement. Ferretti, Alan From: Sent: To: Subject: Gavin, David Wednesday, July 26, 2006 8:16 AM Ferretti, Alan; Lesko, Mike; Lopez, Justin Re: Homeland Security Question. Alan: The short answer is no, they are not a criminal justice agency in the eyes of the FBI. I will visit with Burt then I am meeting with Jack Colley in the near future and I will discuss a strategy with him. It is good they are proceeding. David Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld —Original Message– From: Ferretti, Alan To: Gavin, David; Lesko, Mike Sent: Wed Jul 26 08:11:04 2006 Subject: Homeland Security Question. David and Mike, I’m working with Jacob Wilkins from Appriss on their Security Addendum for TDEx. He’s asked me if Homeland Security is the CJA for question 1.00. Can they actually be called a criminal justice agency in this case? If not, how will we handje this question? Alan APRIL 20, 2007 THE TEXAS OBSERVER 9