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As part of its Geographic Information System (GIS) strategy, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) identified the need to add critical value-added applications to the agency’s existing ESRI GIS framework. Risk Management was identified as a key focus area for this initiative. SLED’s goal was to upgrade their solution to deliver the best possible risk management capability.
In mid-2008, the urban area encompassing Jacksonville, Florida and its surrounding communities accepted a major challenge: to meet the goals of its FEMA risk management grants, the region had to complete detailed field (vulnerability) assessments of 150 of its most critical assets – in less than 2.5 years. The race was on: the Jacksonville area needed a system for managing its most serious risks by January 2011.
Like many Sunbelt regions, the Tampa Bay UASI has experienced explosive growth, including an expanding population of more than 2.5 million and 15 million visitors each year.
In order to protect its diverse critical infrastructure and population, the Tampa Bay UASI sought to establish a regional approach to risk management.
Protecting New Jersey’s nearly nine million citizens and miles of critical infrastructure is the top priority of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP). In early 2004, however, NJOHSP faced a number of challenges to identifying, deterring and detecting terrorist-related activities.