On April 13, the National Fusion Center Association presented the NFCA Homeland Security Information Network–Intelligence Award to the Army Threat Integration Center for outstanding achievement.
Lt. Col. Qiana Harder accepted the award on behalf of Maj. Gen. Duane R. Miller, the Army Provost Marshal General, at an NFCA training event in Alexandria, Virginia.
In fiscal year 2022, the ARTIC shared over 130 products on HSIN-Intel, a community of interest that provides intelligence stakeholders across the Homeland Security enterprise with a secure platform for effective, efficient and timely collaboration and sharing of sensitive-but-unclassified information, data, products, analytic exchange and situational awareness.
By sharing these products, ARTIC allowed them to be accessed by homeland security, intelligence, and law enforcement professionals from federal, state and local agencies. Most of the products are Army Criminal & Terrorism Intelligence Reports, which focus on situational awareness of general law enforcement, anti-terrorism and force-protection issues. They were viewed more than 4,300 times by HSIN-Intel users, making them one of the top-viewed products.
“I am extremely proud of our entire anti-terrorism team, which ARTIC is a part of, whose outstanding work providing highly useful information to our federal, state and local partners is essential to Army readiness,” said Miller. “This is a great example of the synergy that is so important in the security and protection community.”
ARTIC is the Army’s global threat information sharing hub, focused on internal and external threats, providing real-time support for current operations. ARTIC enables Army-wide efforts to integrate and analyze information to provide a threat common operating picture for commanders and force protection officials. As evidenced by the award, ARTIC also works with the Department of Homeland Security, other federal partners, as well as state and local law enforcement and security entities.
The NFCA represents the interests of state and major urban area fusion centers, as well as associated interests of states, tribal nations, and units of local government, and promotes the development and sustainment of fusion centers to enhance public safety.
According to the NFCA website, the fusion center concept was created as a result of the 9/11 Commission Report in an attempt by state and local partners to create better communication and cooperation between state, local and territorial law enforcement with federal law enforcement entities, including the FBI, DHS and several others.