State and local fusion centers are evolving. Already at the forefront of ensuring the safety and security of citizens within their jurisdictions, many centers are now facing the twin challenges of broadening their ability to cope with all types of man-made and natural hazards while also adapting to a ‘regional risk assessment’ approach to critical infrastructure protection.
One byproduct of this evolution is a growing demand at the centers for detailed data on local assets and at-risk populations, and for an accurate picture of the response capabilities and resources at their disposal. More importantly, fusion-center analysts are increasingly being called upon to correlate, understand and quickly ‘connect the right dots’ amid vast amounts of disparate threat data in a way that allows them to prevent terrorist attacks, crimes and other adverse events in their areas of responsibility.
To help these analysts meet their expanding requirements, Digital Sandbox and i2 have partnered to deliver a revolutionary solution that seamlessly combines the unmatched risk analysis and monitoring functionality of our Risk Analysis Center (RAC) with i2’s powerful law enforcement and intelligence analysis capabilities.
Key features of this combined application include:
- A comprehensive assessment, management and monitoring capability that integrates law enforcement, intelligence and critical infrastructure risk data to give analysts a full understanding of their region’s critical infrastructure risk and preparedness;
- The ability to visualize and quickly identify broad threat patterns, and investigate and neutralize specific threats, by leveraging the i2 Analyst’s Notebook in combination with the RAC Intel Threat Monitor and geospatial displays;
- Automatically generated Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) with the subject’s geolocation data via i2 COPLINK (pictured, below), which are then evaluated using the RAC’s ‘what-if’ analysis tools to quickly identify activities that may pose a threat to critical infrastructure;
- Generation of threat-specific playbooks containing comprehensive risk-based profiles of targeted assets, using our Scenario Playbook Designer and i2’s data integration capabilities.
Together, i2 and Digital Sandbox are empowering fusion-center analysts by developing an end-to-end solution that covers everything from identification and assessment of assets to suspicious activity alerting and reporting to investigative response – an integrated suite of tools for critical infrastructure management, monitoring and threat analysis.
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