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1 Homeland Solutions, LLC Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) Communications and Information Sharing

2 Homeland Solutions, LLC The Situation at 9/11 National Strengths Rich base of informationRich base of information Expertise and knowledgeExpertise and knowledge Internet and high technologyInternet and high technology Multiple, competent State, Federal, Private Sector organizationsMultiple, competent State, Federal, Private Sector organizations National Strengths Rich base of informationRich base of information Expertise and knowledgeExpertise and knowledge Internet and high technologyInternet and high technology Multiple, competent State, Federal, Private Sector organizationsMultiple, competent State, Federal, Private Sector organizations National Weaknesses Classification, information ‘ownership’ Weak domestic analysis & integration capacity Fragmented, stove pipe networks Weak intra-Federal and inter-State, Federal, Private Sector cooperation, exchange National Weaknesses Classification, information ‘ownership’ Weak domestic analysis & integration capacity Fragmented, stove pipe networks Weak intra-Federal and inter-State, Federal, Private Sector cooperation, exchange

3 Homeland Solutions, LLC Origins of HSIN Total cost: Approximately $350,000 Aug 02: “the idea”, Joint Regional Information Exchange System (JRIES) Dec 02 prototype Feb 03 operational Dec 02 prototype Feb 03 operational Sep 2003: Transferred to DHS, renamed HSIN Sep 2003: Transferred to DHS, renamed HSIN Aug 02: “the idea”, Joint Regional Information Exchange System (JRIES) Dec 02 prototype Feb 03 operational Dec 02 prototype Feb 03 operational Sep 2003: Transferred to DHS, renamed HSIN Sep 2003: Transferred to DHS, renamed HSIN Department of Defense Counterterrorism Center California Anti- Terrorism Information Center NYPD Counterterrorism Division “JRIES”

4 Homeland Solutions, LLC Genesis and Evolution of HSIN 2002 “The Idea” Share federal, state & local anti-terrorism intelligence Share federal, state & local anti-terrorism intelligence “Free”, secure communications “Free”, secure communications Inexpensive, simple software Inexpensive, simple software Minimal training burden Minimal training burden Share federal, state & local anti-terrorism intelligence Share federal, state & local anti-terrorism intelligence “Free”, secure communications “Free”, secure communications Inexpensive, simple software Inexpensive, simple software Minimal training burden Minimal training burden Nation-wide Nation-wide Multiple user communities Multiple user communities Expanding to county level 2005 Expanding to county level 2005 Private sector infrastructure stakeholders Private sector infrastructure stakeholders Nation-wide Nation-wide Multiple user communities Multiple user communities Expanding to county level 2005 Expanding to county level 2005 Private sector infrastructure stakeholders Private sector infrastructure stakeholders

5 Homeland Solutions, LLC Today’s Combined HSIN Community Critical Sectors SectorsCritical INTELLIGENCE (DHS Internal) INTELLIGENCE (DHS Internal) EmergencyOperationsCentersEmergencyOperationsCenters International PoliceIntelligencePoliceIntelligence CWIN (Critical infrastructure Warn & Info Network) CWIN (Critical infrastructure Warn & Info Network) INFRASTRUCTURE Private Sector INFRASTRUCTURE PoliceInformationSharingPoliceInformationSharing Secret Level Counter Terrorism Homeland Security Data Network

6 Homeland Solutions, LLC HSIN Functions City County DHS EOC State TEWG Private Sector Private Sector Collaboration Coordination & Management (NIMS/NRP) Coordination & Management (NIMS/NRP) Information & Knowledge Sharing StateState CityCityCountyCounty FederalFederal Police Fire

7 Homeland Solutions, LLC One State’s Concept of Operations Implementation of a state-wide homeland security information architectureImplementation of a state-wide homeland security information architecture ­ State Terrorism Threat Assessment Center ­ 4 Regional Terrorism Threat Assessment Centers ­ 12 Terrorism Early Warning Groups (TEWGs) ­ Closely integrated with FBI/JTTFs All centers and TEWGs have private sector componentsAll centers and TEWGs have private sector components Private sector access to State secure network and threat informationPrivate sector access to State secure network and threat information Implementation of a state-wide homeland security information architectureImplementation of a state-wide homeland security information architecture ­ State Terrorism Threat Assessment Center ­ 4 Regional Terrorism Threat Assessment Centers ­ 12 Terrorism Early Warning Groups (TEWGs) ­ Closely integrated with FBI/JTTFs All centers and TEWGs have private sector componentsAll centers and TEWGs have private sector components Private sector access to State secure network and threat informationPrivate sector access to State secure network and threat information

8 Homeland Solutions, LLC Terrorism Early Warning Groups Regional Terrorism Center Center Regional Terrorism Center Center Regional Terrorism Center Center Regional Terrorism Center Center Regional Terrorism Center Center Regional Terrorism Center Center Regional Terrorism Center Center Regional Terrorism Center Center State Terrorism State Terrorism Center Center State Terrorism State Terrorism Center Center TEWGsTEWGs LE Intelligence Civil Sector PrivateSector LE Intelligence Civil Sector PrivateSector TEWGs manage intelligence, vulnerability mitigation, planning, training & exercises among government and private sector organizations

9 Homeland Solutions, LLC So What? HSIN facilitates communications, information sharing, threat awareness and cooperation There is a broad consensus for working cooperatively to improve homeland security All ingredients exist for a more integrated approach to homeland security State and private sector expertise and resources far exceed those of the Federal government…. the Feds need you

10 Homeland Solutions, LLC Caution: Its not about technology,,, #1 Frame a concept of operations #2 Map the business processes #3 Establish governance and security #4 Standardize operating procedures #5 Implement enabling technologies #6 Train and exercise, train and exercise, train and exercise #1 Frame a concept of operations #2 Map the business processes #3 Establish governance and security #4 Standardize operating procedures #5 Implement enabling technologies #6 Train and exercise, train and exercise, train and exercise It is critically important to first get business concepts and processes right. Technology is an enabler not the driver.

11 Homeland Solutions, LLC Where to start Department of Homeland Security:Department of Homeland Security: ­ Office of State and Local Coordination ­ DHS Private Sector Office State Homeland Security Advisor:State Homeland Security Advisor: ­ Stateprovisions for private sector engagement? ­ State provisions for private sector engagement? ­ Terrorism Early Warning Group (TEWG)? Private sector participation? ­ Other State outreach to private sector? ISACs:ISACs: ­ Engaged with DHS? Engaged with your State? Department of Homeland Security:Department of Homeland Security: ­ Office of State and Local Coordination ­ DHS Private Sector Office State Homeland Security Advisor:State Homeland Security Advisor: ­ Stateprovisions for private sector engagement? ­ State provisions for private sector engagement? ­ Terrorism Early Warning Group (TEWG)? Private sector participation? ­ Other State outreach to private sector? ISACs:ISACs: ­ Engaged with DHS? Engaged with your State?

12 Homeland Solutions, LLC Frustrated? Plan B: Do it yourself Concept and business process roadmap Concept and business process roadmap Governance structure Governance structure Standardized operating procedures Standardized operating procedures Enabling technology Enabling technology  Internet-connected workstations  Collaboration software  Option: secure web site/portal  Build to HSIN interoperability standards Negotiate participation in HSIN Negotiate participation in HSIN Concept and business process roadmap Concept and business process roadmap Governance structure Governance structure Standardized operating procedures Standardized operating procedures Enabling technology Enabling technology  Internet-connected workstations  Collaboration software  Option: secure web site/portal  Build to HSIN interoperability standards Negotiate participation in HSIN Negotiate participation in HSIN

13 Homeland Solutions, LLC State-Federal Responsibilities Collaboration & Communications Command & Coordination Information & Knowledge Sharing Information & Knowledge Sharing Collaboration & Communications Command & Coordination Information & Knowledge Sharing Information & Knowledge Sharing States establish internal concept of operations, procedures and governance States design & implement their internal HSIN architecture and networks States govern their interaction with other States and Federal Government States establish internal concept of operations, procedures and governance States design & implement their internal HSIN architecture and networks States govern their interaction with other States and Federal Government Intra-State Inter-State & Federal DHS concept, procedures and governance National standards Program management Guidance and direction Communications architecture and network DHS concept, procedures and governance National standards Program management Guidance and direction Communications architecture and network

14 Homeland Solutions, LLC ENDEND 816 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 200 Washington, DC Office: Mobile: Fax: E mail: Homeland Solutions, LLC 816 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 200 Washington, DC Office: Mobile: Fax: E mail:

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16 Homeland Solutions, LLC Federal-State-Private Sector Model (Illustrative) DHS/Federal State HLS Advisor State HLS Advisor State EMS/EOC Responders State EMS/EOC Responders State Law Enforcement State Law Enforcement ISAC HSIN Security, Command, Coordination, Management Boundary State, Municipal, County Jurisdictions ISAC Sector Constituents HSIN connects Federal, State and Private Sector command and coordination “layers” State and Private Sector command and coordination layers manage, mediate, validate and communicate between their constituencies and the Federal layer HSIN connects Federal, State and Private Sector command and coordination “layers” State and Private Sector command and coordination layers manage, mediate, validate and communicate between their constituencies and the Federal layer

17 Homeland Solutions, LLC NRP Structure for Terrorist Incident Coordination Incident Command Post Joint Field Office (JFO) DHS HSOC Regional Response Coordination Center Interagency Incident Management Group JFO Coordination Group Local EOC State EOC Command Structures Coordination Structures FBI SIOC Joint Operations Center (JOC) The JOC coordinates all law enforcement activity and becomes part of an established JFO


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