This confidential 1525 page scanned file (61Mb, PDF) is notable for its comprehensive insight into the revolving door world of public-private intelligence in the United States and attempts by the Washington State Patrol to privatize its "criminal intelligence" function.
The document details a tendering process for private sector deployment of intelligence functions inside the Washington Joint Analytical Center (WAJAC) on behalf of the Washington State Patrol (WSP).
It includes pricing, proposals, contracts, background checks, courses, certificates, and resumes of past intelligence work by tender applicant personnel—including detainee interrogation and deployments throughout the world.
The WAJAC is an intelligence "fusion" center used for data-sharing by a number of law enforcement-military groups. Elsewhere, these centers, have been secretly promoted by the US Army as a method to evade posse comitatus restrictions.
Similarly, usurping regulated police with private intelligence contractors reduces accountability. Contractors, for instance, usually do not have to comply with the Freedom of Information Act.
The Washington Joint Analytical Center is housed at the Seattle Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). WAJAC builds on existing intelligence efforts by local, regional, and federal agencies by organizing and disseminating threat information and other intelligence efforts to law enforcement agencies, first responders, and key decision makers throughout the state, allowing real-time, accurate, wo-way flow of intelligence information. WAJAC participating agencies including the FBI; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; the Washington National Guard; the Washington State Patrol; and several local law enforcement agencies.