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Posted by Donna Roy, HSIN Program Director
Yesterday, I was joined by DHS colleagues and stakeholders to celebrate the launch of the next generation of the Department of Homeland Security’s Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN). HSIN Release 3 (R3) improves our ability to support law enforcement, emergency managers, and first responders with the tools and resources they need, as we work together to make our nation safer, secure, and more resilient. For example, in support of security operations for Super Bowl XLVII, more than 500 HSIN users visited the site over 20,000 times to share information related to their mission and facilitate coordination between federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, international and homeland security partners.
Over the past year, the HSIN Program Management Office has worked with HSIN users to make important updates to the HSIN platform technology and improve the program’s capabilities and services. New capabilities of HSIN R3 include enhanced security features, as well as GIS mapping that enables users to share geographical information. HSIN is the trusted network for federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, international, and private sector partners to share information critical to homeland security mission operations.
HSIN allows our homeland security partners to manage operations, analyze data, and share information by receiving breaking news related to their missions, share geographical information, hold secure web conferences, communicate securely through a trusted network.
To learn more about HSIN, visit our web page.