The Accelerated Capability Environment (ACE) is a Home Office capability within the Office for Security and Counter Terrorism (OSCT) that solves fast-changing digital and technological challenges facing law enforcement and national security agencies. ACE brings together expertise from industry and academia to innovate collaboratively and deliver front-line mission impact at pace.

Campaign to reduce impact of economic crime

Clue is working on the ACE economic crime campaign in partnership with other members of the ACE community including City of London Police, Lloyds Bank, and other technology companies. The campaign aims to reduce the impact of economic crime through public and private partnership. A software concept was created to enable police forces to investigate a common type of fraud more effectively. The concept was developed into a video to showcase to police and policymakers.

Watch the ACE economic crime campaign video

Clare Elford, Managing Director, Clue said: “We are looking forward to the next phase of the campaign where we will work with other members of the ACE community to turn the concept from a video into a working solution that will help investigators combat fraud.

“Police investigators need to employ increasing data sources, use multiple technology platforms, and collaborate with private sector organisations to disrupt agile, technically advanced, criminal actors.

“Systems interoperability is fundamental to helping investigators achieve successful case outcomes. We are excited to be working with like-minded organisations to prove what can be achieved by working together to help those on the front line fighting the fraud epidemic.”

“Systems interoperability is fundamental to helping investigators achieve successful case outcomes. We are excited to be working with like-minded organisations to prove what can be achieved by working together to help those on the front line fighting the fraud epidemic.”

Public-private sector collaboration

Andy Loukes, Accelerated Capability Environment, Homeland Security Group, Home Office said: “The ACE Economic Crime Campaign objective is to coordinate a better understanding of the challenges and activities across government and the private sector delivering the government economic crime plan but not limited by it, so that industry can proactively address these problems through their products or services, identify opportunities to help or recommend changes to the approach or policy.”

Participation in the model office does not mean ACE, Home Office or other participants’ endorsement of any products shown.