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1 Ohio Homeland Security & The Strategic Analysis and Information Center (SAIC) UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

2 Division of Homeland Security-Established September 2003 HB 95 (ORC ) UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY 1.Coordinate all homeland security activities of all state agencies and be the liaison between state agencies and local entities for the purposes of communicating homeland security funding and policy initiatives; 2.Collect, analyze, maintain, and disseminate information to support local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, other government agencies, and private organizations in detecting, deterring, preventing, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from threatened or actual terrorist events. This information is not a public record pursuant to section of the Revised Code; 3.Coordinate efforts of state and local governments and private organizations to enhance the security and protection of critical infrastructure and key assets in this state; 4.Develop and coordinate policies, protocols, and strategies that may be used to prevent, detect, prepare for, respond to, and recover from terrorist acts or threats; 5.Develop, update, and coordinate the implementation of an Ohio homeland security strategic plan that will guide state and local governments in the achievement of homeland security in this state;

3 Division of Homeland Security UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Ohio Homeland Security Executive Director Richard Baron Administration and Grants Strategic Analysis & Information Center Public & Private Sector Operations Regional Coordination Unit Law Enforcement Partnerships Analysis & Production Unit Law Enforcement Operations Grants Administration Strategic Planning Public & Private Sector Partnerships Infrastructure Planning & Protection Unit Security Liaison Officer

4 What is a Fusion Center? UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Fusion Center – a collaborative effort of two or more agencies that provide resources, expertise, and/or information to the Center with the goal of maximizing the ability to detect, prevent, apprehend and respond to criminal and terrorist activity. Evolving quickly to All Crimes, All Threat, All Hazards approach throughout Fusion Centers. Functions – Compile, blend, analyze, and disseminate information of various types – Support efforts to anticipate, identify and prevent criminal or terrorist activity Safeguard the homeland and prevent criminal activity Criminal intelligence Threat assessment Public safety Law enforcement Public health Social service

5 US Department of Homeland Security Fusion Orientation UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY “Fusion centers are the way not only to share information vertically … but also to share information horizontally at the local level. If we do this right, information will flow seamlessly … on a horizontal basis at the federal level, but also seamless vertically and seamlessly among the state and local fusion centers. And that will maximize the chance … that we will connect the dots the next time before any attack on U.S. interests or U.S. persons.” “Fusion centers are the way not only to share information vertically … but also to share information horizontally at the local level. If we do this right, information will flow seamlessly … on a horizontal basis at the federal level, but also seamless vertically and seamlessly among the state and local fusion centers. And that will maximize the chance … that we will connect the dots the next time before any attack on U.S. interests or U.S. persons.” Representative Jane Harman, Chair, House Homeland Security Committee, Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing, and Terrorism Risk Assessment, 14 Mar 07 Representative Jane Harman, Chair, House Homeland Security Committee, Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing, and Terrorism Risk Assessment, 14 Mar 07 “Fusion centers are the way not only to share information vertically … but also to share information horizontally at the local level. If we do this right, information will flow seamlessly … on a horizontal basis at the federal level, but also seamless vertically and seamlessly among the state and local fusion centers. And that will maximize the chance … that we will connect the dots the next time before any attack on U.S. interests or U.S. persons.” “Fusion centers are the way not only to share information vertically … but also to share information horizontally at the local level. If we do this right, information will flow seamlessly … on a horizontal basis at the federal level, but also seamless vertically and seamlessly among the state and local fusion centers. And that will maximize the chance … that we will connect the dots the next time before any attack on U.S. interests or U.S. persons.” Representative Jane Harman, Chair, House Homeland Security Committee, Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing, and Terrorism Risk Assessment, 14 Mar 07 Representative Jane Harman, Chair, House Homeland Security Committee, Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing, and Terrorism Risk Assessment, 14 Mar 07

6 Foundation of Fusion Centers UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Global/DOJ/DHS August 2006 Fusion Center Guidelines All crimes–all hazards National Strategy October 2007 Federal, state, and local roles/responsibilities to incorporate fusion centers into the ISE Global October 2003 Road map for criminal information and intelligence sharing Global/DOJ/DHS September 2008 Baseline capabilities guidance for fusion centers

7 Fusion Center Functionality UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY One of the roles of state and urban area fusion centers is to support local chiefs and sheriffs in the everyday challenges of providing safety in our communities, including the sharing of information such as suspicious activity reports The National Strategy for Information Sharing specifies SAR-related efforts: Fusion centers will support the gathering of locally generated terrorism information, homeland security information, and law enforcement information related to terrorism The Baseline Capabilities for State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers include capabilities related to SARs: Fusion centers are tasked with developing, implementing, and maintaining a plan to support the establishment of a suspicious activity and incident reporting process

8 What is the Mission of the SAIC? The SAIC will facilitate effective terrorism related information and intelligence collection, analysis and sharing, working with and supporting local, state and federal governmental agencies, public and private sectors, and the citizens of Ohio, effectively addressing criminal threats and events. UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

9 Privacy Protection UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Maintain Privacy Policies Privacy Policies for centers must meet DHS standards. SAIC was one of the first to have a Privacy Policy in In 2010 the SAIC updated its policy to include the NSI SAR Program and it to has been approved. Designated Privacy Officer - DPS Atty Heather Reid-Frient

10 Security Clearances UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY State of Ohio Security Officer Program Designated Security Officer Point of Contact who manages all Ohio DHS- sponsored clearances, including perm-certs and courier cards RICs are local law enforcement throughout the state who have been provided with clearances and training—also attend monthly classified briefings Monthly Classified Briefing held for both Federal, State and Local Partners at the SAIC. This is often partnered with an outside agency as a guest speaker. Average attendance for classified briefings is approximately 65 people Weekly briefing for the State Homeland Security Advisor by the SAIC Analysis & Production Unit and DHS Senior Intelligence Officer.

11 SAIC Partners and Programs (Public Private Sector) UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Federal, State and Local Non Law Enforcement Organizations that are coordinated under the Deputy Chief for Public & Private Sector Operations. Public Sector agencies include but are not limited to EMS, OFCA, ODA, ODOT, OEMA, ODH, Franklin County Health, etc. Private Sector agencies include but are not limited to First Energy, AEP, CSX, Call Before Your Dig, Cardinal Health, etc.

12 SAIC Partners and Programs LE UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement coordinated under the Deputy Chief of Law Enforcement Federal agencies such as DHS, FBI, IRS, USSS, etc. Urban Area Security Initiative Fusion Centers and TEWG’s Local agencies and their representation such as the BSSA and the OACP. Terrorism Liaison Officer Program State Law Enforcement Agencies (OSHP, OIU, ODNR, SFM, etc) Northern Border Initiative

13 Northern Border Initiative (NBI) UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Lake Erie International Border

14 Northern Border Initiative (NBI) UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY 10 NBI Counties/2 States 56 Total Agencies 4 State Agencies Ohio Homeland Security ODNR- Division of Watercraft Ohio State Highway Patrol Ohio National Guard Federal Partners CBP- Border Patrol Coast Guard ICE

15 Northern Border Initiative (NBI) UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Marine Patrols – Mission oriented patrols working with and in conjunction with USCG, ODNR & other existing patrols to work within mission guidelines of NBI providing border, coastline, and in-land connected waterways related marine patrol. Awareness – Focused crime prevention style presentations scheduled in advance with groups. – Presentations to include TAP & See Something, Say Something Land Based Patrols – Focused “interdiction style” patrols on marinas, dive shops, ports, bus & train stations, marine sales shops etc. – ***include agencies that have such locations within their jurisdictions. Intelligence & Information Sharing – Each agency designated a Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO) point of contact – Each Division designated a central point of contact TLO, with Secret Clearances from DHS, Monthly Briefings – Utilizing Automated Notification System and Conference Calls for project wide notification of immediate need to communicate information – Quarterly Committee Meetings with 3 Regional Monthly I&I Meetings

16 Homeland Security Planning Regions and Regional Coordinators UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY John Butterworth – 1,4 Jack Kraft– 3,6 Jeffrey D’Annolfo – 2,5 Robert Schlicher – 7,

17 Terrorism Liaison Officer Program UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Terrorism Liaison Officer Program was developed to establish a baseline intelligence capability throughout the state, utilizing existing law enforcement resources. There is at least one TLO in each of Ohio’s 88 counties. In addition, one officer was identified from each of the eight Homeland Security planning regions to serve as a Regional Intelligence Coordinator (RIC). Each TLO and RIC is required to attend a training course designed for the TLO program, and to obtain continuing education (provided by OHS). The five trainings provided thus far were began in September 2008 and have been run each fall and spring since. Instruction was in the following areas: Terrorism – Domestic, International, and Virtual Multicultural Awareness/History of the Middle East Response to Terrorist Attacks Radicalization Awareness and Threat Intelligence Cycle 28 CFR training and Privacy/Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Protections Reporting and Information Sharing Infrastructure Protection Approximately 308 officers have been trained to date.

18 Terrorism Liaison Officer Program UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY The TLO is a sworn officer who has a good understanding of intelligence requirements, the intelligence cycle and current terrorist techniques and tactics. Serves as a liaison to all other Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS in providing information and guidance to local officials and acts as the Point of Contact (POC) within the TLO’s County for Homeland Security information and suspicious activity reporting. Collects evaluates critical and timely criminal, terrorist, and suspicious activity related information from the field by interacting with patrol officers, investigators, first responders and others, and forwards findings to the Regional Intelligence Coordinator for the TLO’s respective Homeland Security Planning Region Maintains open communication and contact with their RIC

19 Analysis & Production Unit UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Comprised of a Supervisory Intelligence Analyst and five Homeland Security Analysts The Supervisory Intelligence Analyst handles the majority of the briefings, approves products, provides training, and tracks performance measures The Homeland Security Analysts are assigned to the following AORs: transnational, domestic, gangs (STG, OMG), critical infrastructure/key resources, cyber, fire/WMD, finance and health security Each analyst has a role in conducting briefings, developing products, and engaging in research and analysis.

20 Intelligence Cycle UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

21 Incident Maps UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Produced on a daily basis and briefed during the SAIC 9A briefing Covers only open source information—available to all CIMS users Contains links to the actual open source articles

22 Situational Awareness Products UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Developed on an as- needed basis Can be requested by any individual or agency

23 Incident Reports/Incident Driven Products UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Created and disseminated as real- time as possible Is produced from first line information (reliability/validity)

24 Officer Safety Products UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Developed on an as-needed basis Provided for awareness regarding a group, individual, or event that may pose a danger to officers or has a criminal nexus

25 Joint Products UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Developed on an as-needed basis Capitalizes on multiple agencies experience and expertise to provide the most complete report possible. The example here shows collaboration with DHS/ICE, the Ohio Board of Regents and the SAIC.

26 Sector Assessments UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Developed as-needed or as requested

27 Threat Assessment UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Annual basis (first in 2009) Designed to act as a resource for terrorism-based information in Ohio Covers international terrorism trends, domestic terrorism trends, gangs (street, outlaw motorcycle, prison/STG), critical infrastructure, and mitigating factors Threat/Risk Assessments are also conducted for special events and venues such as the Ohio State Fair, the Muirfield Golf Tournament and more recently, the Tenth Anniversary of September 11 th.

28 How does the SAIC support the Homeland Security Mission? UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY The SAIC has filled over 460 separate requests for information (calls from outside agencies) since the beginning of 2011 to assist agencies across the United States. The SAIC has provided 6 Homeland Intelligence Reports (HIRs) for These are raw intelligence reports are submitted to a national level. For 2011, the SAIC has completed 97 products which were disseminated throughout Ohio. This includes bulletins, situational awareness reports, alerts, threat/risk assessments and joint seal products. The SAIC has handled nearly 300 pieces of reporting (tips & leads, suspicious activity reporting, etc.) which are shared with the appropriate agencies. This is part of the mission of fusion centers.

29 FBI SAIC TEWG, Regional Fusion Center, Regional Intelligence Coordinator Terrorism Liaison Officers First Responder, Individual, Industrial DHS Suspicious Activity Reports/ Intelligence/Criminal Reports Facilitated by OHS Regional Coordinators National Intel Products Regional Info Sharing/CIMS Ohio Department of Public Safety Division of Homeland Security Information Sharing Flow UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY UNCLASSIFIED

30 See Something, Say Something Campaign UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Ohio Homeland Security has partnered with law enforcement across Ohio in this campaign. The program aims to educate Ohioans on the possible signs of terrorism and encourages the public to report any suspicious activity to local law enforcement and Ohio Homeland Security Persons can report suspicious activity by the following means: -To their local law enforcement agency -Via the internet at -Via toll-free tip-line at OHS-INTEL The tip-line is maintained 24 hours a day and is answered by SAIC personnel during normal operating hours and by the Critical Incident Command Center outside normal operating hours.

31 7 Signs of Terrorism UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Surveillance: Someone recording or monitoring activities. This may include the use of cameras (either still or video), note taking, drawing diagrams, annotating on maps, or using binoculars or other vision-enhancing devices. Elicitation: People or organizations attempting to gain information about military operations, capabilities, or people. Elicitation attempts may be made by mail, fax, telephone, or in person. Tests of security: Any attempts to measure reaction times to security breaches or to penetrate physical security barriers or procedures in order to assess strengths and weaknesses. Acquiring supplies: Purchasing or stealing explosives, weapons, ammunition, etc. Also includes acquiring military uniforms, decals, flight manuals, passes or badges (or the equipment to manufacture such items) or any other controlled items. Suspicious persons out of place: People who don't seem to belong in the workplace, neighborhood, business establishment, or anywhere else. Includes suspicious border crossings and stowaways aboard ship or people jumping ship in port. Dry run/Trial run: Putting people into position and moving them around according to their plan without actually committing the terrorist act. This is especially true when planning a kidnapping, but it can also pertain to bombings. An element of this activity could also include mapping out routes and determining the timing of traffic lights and flow. Deploying assets: People and supplies getting into position to commit the act. This is a person's last chance to alert authorities before the terrorist act occurs

32 Bulletins Current Alerts Grant Information General Information Training Information Video Broadcasts via the Virtual Communication Network Ohio Department of Public Safety Division of Homeland Security CIMS is OHS’s primary online system of communicating threat, prevention, and protection information to our partners including: https://www.dps.state.oh.us/cims/ 2010 Stats 7,000 plus users 626 new users 28 new LE agencies (total 788) 82 Firefighters 920 Products Posted 390 Alert Level Documents 400 Bulletin Documents 140 General Content UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

33 Contacts and Information Management System (CIMS) UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY The SAIC’s main avenue for information and intelligence dissemination, including: Local and State Products Federal Assessments and Products All SAIC Products https://www.dps.state.oh.us/cims/ Other user options: Submit suspicious activity information Obtain contact information for the SAIC and Terrorism Early Warning Groups (TEWGs) statewide Link to OHLEG and HSIN-Intelligence (HS-SLIC) Homeland Secure Data Network (Classified) Homeland Security Information Network (Unclassified) LEO Online (FBI- Unclassified)

34 Questions? Contact Information: Captain Richard Baron Executive Director – Ohio Homeland Security Chief of Operations – Ohio SAIC Office: (614) SAIC Tip Line: (877) UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY


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