FMS Advanced Systems Group: News and Events

Telephone Call Data Records Analysis SoftwareUsing Sentinel Visualizer for Telephone Call Data Record (CDR) Analysis

June 2013 - What information can you glean from billions of telephone call records? Learn how Sentinel Visualizer can perform Telephone Call Data Records (CDR) Analysis by combining Link Charts, Geospatial Mapping, Timeline Analysis, Social Network Analysis (SNA), Link Traversal and your other data to to prioritize suspects to investigate.


MIT Technology ReviewBuilding a Picture of the Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects through Social Network Analysis

April 2013 - Our hearts go out to the victims of the senseless assault at the Boston Marathon.

During those hectic days, Sentinel Visualizer is mentioned by David Talbot in an MIT Technology Review article Building a Picture of the Boston Marathon Bomb Suspects through Social Network Analysis


Sentinel Visualizer Version 5.0 Released

Many enhancements were added:

  • The Free Reader Edition
  • Concurrent licensing to share licenses across machines (without a dongle)
  • Enhanced relationship drawing
  • Advanced filtering
  • 3-D Red Cyan Anaglyph Glasses3D stereoscopic viewing of your link chart
  • High resolution printing
  • Additional security features
  • Improved performance

Version 5 Enhancements


Helping the International Coalition at Camp Eggers (Kabul, Afghanistan)

"Thank you for your flexibility and efforts towards helping my team get SENTINEL VISUALIZER up and running. Your extra-mile efforts were unusual and delightfully welcome in what was otherwise a bleak time and place."

American Solider with International Coalition at Camp Eggers, Kabul, Afghanistan

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FMS Participates with Virginia Governor's Declaration of 2012 as the Year of the Entrepreneur

February 2012 - FMS founder and president, Luke Chung, was invited by the governor to participate in his proclamation of 2012 as the Year of the Entrepreneur.

Mr. Chung stood behind Governor Bob McDonnell and Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling during the press conference and participated in a day-long event supporting entrepreneurship, small businesses, and job creation.

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FMS’s Sentinel Visualizer Software Assists Videre Expose Human Rights Violations

May 2011 - International human rights organization, Videre Est Credere, utilizes Sentinel Visualizer for analysis and planning to record and publicize atrocities.

""FMS Sentinel Visualizer plays a vital role in our fight for human rights by allowing us to effectively analyze and contextualize information to help bring perpetrators to justice,” says an official of Videre. "

Name withheld due to the sensitive nature of the role that Videre Est Credere plays within the world of human rights

Press Release


Sentinel Visualizer 4.6 Released with Enhanced Data Visualization

Mar 2011 - Sentinel Visualizer 4.6 is available with enhanced Google Earth integration, declutter tools, data import and other enhancements to more quickly gain meaning out of large data sets.

"We use Sentinel Visualizer practically every day. It’s made an enormous impact on our ability to effectively visualize and analyze our data sets."

P. Arnold with Counterfeiting Intelligence Services (CISAA) in Australia

Customers on support contracts receive a free upgrade.

Link Analysis Software Enhances Data Import, Declutter and Visualization


Sentinel Visualizer Used to Uncover €5 Billion VAT Fraud Ring for Carbon Trading

Jan 2011 - Award winning journalist Bo Elkjær of Denmark shares his experience using Sentinel Visualizer tracking the data to successfully unravel a major criminal conspiracy in the European Union:

"Without Sentinel Visualizer it would have been a daunting task or even impossible to break down the data and reveal the criminal networks behind one of the largest frauds in the history of the European Union."

Bo Elkjær, Ekstra Bladet

Link Analysis for Law Enforcement and Investigative Journalism


Sentinel Visualizer 4.5 Released with Google Earth Integration

Sep  2010 - Sentinel Visualizer 4.5 is available with Google Earth integration, support for Windows 7 and 64 bit environments plus other enhancements. Customers on support contracts receive a free upgrade.

Google Earth Integration


New Video: Introduction to Social Network Analysis

Dec  2009 - FMS has produced a short video which introduces the topic of Social Network Analysis (SNA).

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FMS to Exhibit at the Basis Technology Government Users Conference

June  2009 - FMS will be at the Basis Technology Government Users Conference, June 8-9, 2009. Come see us at the Westfields Marriott.


FMS Partners with Forensic Logic

April 2009 - FMS is proud to partner with Forensic Logic, a leader in providing solutions to Law Enforcement and Homeland Security customers. Learn more about Forensic Logic on our Partners Page.


Advanced Visualization and Data Analytics Technology Exposition

September 2008 - Join FMS, and 80 other industry leaders, in Suffolk, Virginia, on September 15-16, 2008 for the Advanced Visualization and Data Analytics Technology Exposition.


Basis Technology Government Users Conference: Navigating the Human Terrain

May 2008 - FMS Executive Vice President, Dan Haught, will be presenting at the Basis Technology Government Users Conference in College Park, Maryland on May 20-21, 2008. With a keynote presentation by Stephanie O’Sullivan, Director for Science and Technology at the Central Intelligence Agency, hands-on tutorials, and in depth roundtable discussions, the conference is sure to be full.  Space is limited, so sign up today.


"Crystal Ball" by Rati Bishnoi of C4IST Journal - Sentinel Visualizer featured in C4ISR

February 2008 - On Dec. 13, 2003, the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the U.S. Army’s 4th Infantry Division discovered Saddam Hussein hiding in a narrow, dark hole under a two-room mud shack on a sheep farm in the former Iraqi dictator’s hometown of Tikrit.

Guiding the military’s months-long manhunt was a complex visualization of tribal and family members with close ties to Saddam. By applying the principles of social science to analyze these networks, it became possible to uncover specific individuals and relationships that ultimately revealed Saddam’s hiding place.

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Sentinel Visualizer in The Police Chief magazine

January 2008 - Sentinel Visualizer included in Product Highlight section of January issue of The Police Chief magazine.

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Sentinel Visualizer in New Jersey Cops magazine

January 2008 - Sentinel Visualizer is included in the January issue of New Jersey Cops magazine.


Newest Whitepaper, Al Qaeda Financing and Conflict Diamonds, made available to public

December 2007 - Washington Post investigative reporter Douglas Farah, European investigators, and the Sierra Leone war crimes tribunal have uncovered a multitude of evidence suggesting that Al Qaeda has been operating in West Africa for years. There they have built an extensive operation using so called “conflict diamonds,” much harder to trace than bank accounts, to hold their assets.

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FMS President Luke Chung interviewed by Business Destiny Radio

November 2007 -  FMS President and founder Luke Chung was interviewed by Richard Trimber on "Business Destiny". The one hour live interview offered unique insight into the inner workings of FMS, specifically Sentinel Visualizer, how it came to be, and what plans are for the future.

Listen to the audio courtesy of Business Destiny Radio, which broadcasts Saturday mornings from 8 to 9 AM on WTNT 570 am.

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Sentinel Visualizer Featured in HS Today

November 2007 - Sentinel Visualizer is featured in the IT Tools and Technology Section of the November Issue of HS Today.

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FMS Executive Vice President Interviewed by Federal News Radio

October 10, 2007 - FMS Executive Vice President Dan Haught was interviewed by Jane Norris and Francis Rose on "The Federal Drive" on Federal News Radio AM 1050 regarding Sentinel Visualizer and it's application to local, state, and federal law enforcement. 

Listen to the audio courtesy of "Federal Drive with Jane Norris and Francis Rose".

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"New Software Helps Connect the Dots" by Rob Margetta - Sentinel Visualizer featured on Congressional Quarterly Homeland Security

October 8, 2007 - A thumbnail photo of Osama bin Laden leered out from a large, flat-panel screen at the Vienna headquarters of FMS Advanced Systems Group during a recent product demonstration. Radiating out from the picture were gray lines connecting it to dozens of other photos of suspected terrorists.


FMS Announces Release of Sentinel Visualizer 4.0

Tysons Corner, VA – (September 5, 2007) Announced the launch of Sentinel Visualizer, a new product providing customers with advanced data visualization tools for finding hidden relationships in their data.

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