FinCEN uses state-of-the-art technology to provide investigative support and analysis to law enforcement agencies. The specialist has an integral role in the fulfillment of FinCEN's mission. The specialist's work involves developing and refining sophisticated computer systems designed to link information from various data sources relating to financial crime investigations. Using state-of-the-art Internet and encryption technology, assignments include developing and maintaining databases, analytical software, and secure communication systems. The specialist determines how to use sophisticated technology to design, develop, and configure computers that improve the quality of information available to law enforcement.