Presentation on theme: "FBI Intelligence Houston Field Intelligence Group Overview Carlos J. Barrón FIG Coordinator Field Intelligence Group H O U S T O N UNCLASSIFIED."— Presentation transcript:
FBI Intelligence Houston Field Intelligence Group Overview Carlos J. Barrón FIG Coordinator Field Intelligence Group H O U S T O N UNCLASSIFIED
Mission Mission Statement UNCLASSIFIED To ensure that intelligence gathering and sharing functions within the FBI office in Houston are a coordinated effort across all investigative programs. The Field Intelligence Group (FIG) will serve as a “one- stop shop” for the analysis and processing of raw intelligence gathered in the course of investigative activity, the timely processing of which will enhance the Divisions’ efficiency in regard to addressing the FBI’s highest investigative priorities.
UNCLASSIFIED Two Prong Approach FBI CTIGTCRAS Law EnforcementNational Infrastructure
Counterterrorism Intelligence Group Intelligence Cell of the Houston Joint Terrorism Task Force CTIG UNCLASSIFIED
Terrorist Activity Indicators Terrorism Reference Card Surveillance Weapons Acquisition Transportation Lost/Stolen Documents Lost/Stolen Uniforms or ID Vehicle Theft Suspicious Behavior with a terrorism nexus Indicators UNCLASSIFIED
Intelligence Production Bi-Monthly Intelligence Bulletin Based on Terrorist Activity Indicators For consumption at all levels –Targeted at state and local Law Enforcement Partners. Intelligence Production UNCLASSIFIED
Subscriber Growth Web inception November 1 st, 2003 500 of 702 Local Law-Enforcement Agencies Total Members
Information Inputs Current Information Inputs UNCLASSIFIED
Program Benefits Local Officers gain State mandated training credits, 4000 trained Training is used for outreach and liaison purposes Provides an avenue for information sharing at a minimal cost. The development of the CTIG program has thus far incurred a cost of under $2,500.00 Program Benefits UNCLASSIFIED
TEXAS COASTAL REGION ADVISORY SYSTEM A web-based advisory system developed to assist the Houston Division’s JTTF in quickly disseminating information to participating partners within it’s territory.
The conventional forms of communication are slow and cumbersome! It was time to do something different!
WHAT TCRAS OFFERS TO THE PUBLIC! Homeland Security threat level with the last date of change (Current status fades in & out) Information on the critical asset sectors Calendar of events for training, meetings, etc. Information links to other FBI programs such as ANSIR, Infragard, Key Assets & WMD Links to other Texas FBI field offices to include the Dallas Division’s Emergency Response Network
Links to the home page of all the JTTF participating agencies
BENEFITS!!!! Quick dissemination of information Formulation of a secure database of information on critical assets such as contact names and numbers Available to other JTTF participating agencies for disseminating information Changes to the site are made quickly and easily Used to assist other types of investigations such as kidnappings and fugitives