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HS/Fusion Center Activities


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Keynote address by William F. Vedra, Jr., Executive Director, Ohio Department of Public Safety

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HS/Fusion Center Activities

  1. 1. NATIONAL STATES GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION COUNCIL 2105 Laurel Bush Rd. Bel Air, MD 21015 443-640-1075
  2. 2. HS/Fusion Center Activities
  3. 3. Abstract Fusion Centers - the culmination of intelligence and field work. How the Fusion Centers approach preventing, protecting, responding and recovering from terrorism and how accurate and up to date spatial data assists in this process
  4. 4. Pillars of Homeland Security <ul><li>Prevent </li></ul><ul><li>Protect </li></ul><ul><li>Respond </li></ul><ul><li>Recovery </li></ul>
  5. 5. The role of Fusion Centers <ul><li>&quot; At the Department of Homeland Security, information and intelligence sharing is a top priority and fusion centers play an important role in helping to make that happen,&quot; said Secretary Napolitano. &quot;In the world we live in today, it’s critical for federal, state, local and tribal entities to know what the others are doing so each can operate effectively and efficiently.&quot; </li></ul>
  6. 6. Ohio Strategic Analysis & Information Center <ul><li>Mission: The Ohio Homeland Security Strategic Analysis and Information Center will facilitate effective terrorism related information and intelligence sharing, working with and supporting local, state, and federal governmental agencies, public and private sectors, and the citizens of Ohio. </li></ul><ul><li>The SAIC is comprised of numerous local, state, and federal entities, and liaises with the private sector. Each agency/organization provides a unique perspective and invaluable resources to further the ability to maintain the safety and security of Ohioans. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Fusion <ul><li>Fusion is the process of managing the flow of information and intelligence, (across all levels) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reports from various sources about an event or subject of interest </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intelligence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collated, Evaluated, and Analyzed information </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Intelligence <ul><ul><li>Intelligence should: “paint a picture”, “tell a story”, “Guide the response”, Produce knowledge upon which a course of action can be taken </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Predictive Analysis <ul><li>Suspicious Financial Transactions Stolen Uniforms Flu Spike Fish Kill Soy Bean Rust </li></ul><ul><li>Stolen Ammonium Nitrate </li></ul><ul><li>Locks Cut Low Flying Aircraft Suspicious Surveillance </li></ul>
  10. 10. Ohio Strategic Analysis & Information Center <ul><li>Organization—There are five main units within the SAIC: </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis & Production Unit </li></ul><ul><li>Law Enforcement Unit </li></ul><ul><li>Local Coordination/Communication Unit </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Coordination Unit </li></ul><ul><li>Weapons of Mass Destruction/Health Security Unit </li></ul>
  11. 11. (U//FOUO) Situation Report: G-20 Summit—Pittsburgh, PA <ul><li>The Peoples’ March—1200 hours assembly at Fifth and Craft Avenues in Oakland (A) for a rally, and subsequent march to the first of two destinations; the first destination is the City-County Building (B), where another rally will be held; the second and final destination is East Park (C), where a rally will be held around approximately 1600 hours. Reporting indicates that 70+ organizations will participate and/or support this event. Based upon scheduled events at the time of this report, this incident may be the largest of the day. </li></ul><ul><li>• Action Factory Organization Rally and March—0900 hours to 1400 hours, assembly at Kennard Field (D) for rally at 1200 hours. The March will go down Kirkpatrick to Fifth Avenue. Crowd estimation for this event is unknown. </li></ul><ul><li>• Tibetan Association of Philadelphia March—1300 hours to 1600 hours, assembly at Forbes Avenue (E), marching down Wightman and concluding t Fifth Avenue. This march is to be entirely conducted on sidewalks. There is an unknown crowd estimate for this event. </li></ul>
  12. 12. (U//FOUO) Situation Report: G-20 Summit—Pittsburgh, PA
  13. 13. Geospatial Capabilities <ul><li>Current Capabilities: </li></ul><ul><li>ACAMS: Contains information on critical infrastructure in a geocoded format </li></ul><ul><li>OGRIP: Ohio Geographically Referenced Information Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ohio Statewide Imagery Program (OSIP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Location Based Response System (LBRS) </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Future Direction <ul><li>Other Available Resources: </li></ul><ul><li>Woolpert Products </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NASA World Wind </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DHS Earth </li></ul><ul><li>Homeland Security Information Network GIS Portal </li></ul>
  15. 15. Technology becomes an accelerator of momentum, not a creator of it. <ul><li>You cannot make good use of technology until you understand which technologies are relevant. And which ones are those? Those – and only those that link directly to the three intersecting circles. </li></ul>
  16. 16. How do we make information more intelligent? <ul><li>The use of Mapping becomes the rule not the exception </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand the audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>More visual </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>More intuitive </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>More tactical </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Real time </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IP camera integration </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Short shelf life </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Good to Great by Jim Collins <ul><li>What can you be the best in the world at? </li></ul><ul><li>What drives your economic engine? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you feel passionate about? </li></ul>
  18. 18. Thank You <ul><li>William F. Vedra, Jr. </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Director </li></ul><ul><li>Ohio Department of Public Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Division of Homeland Security </li></ul><ul><li>1970 West Broad Street </li></ul><ul><li>Columbus, Ohio 43223 </li></ul><ul><li>614-644-1002 Office </li></ul><ul><li>614-752-2419 Fax </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>