Department of Homeland Security Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) and Chief Intelligence Officer David J. Glawe spoke to the Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies (ASCIA) at their annual meeting on Friday Oct. 25, 2019 in Chicago to discuss I&A priorities and opportunities to enhance the sharing of intelligence between DHS and ASCIA member agencies. Under Secretary Glawe also discussed the vital role state and local partners play in detecting and defending against threats to physical and cyber infrastructure, as well as the vital role fusion centers play in facilitating the flow of information between federal, state, and local partners.
ASCIA is a professional association that consists of senior executives of the state-wide criminal investigative agencies within the United States, whether they are independent bureaus within the state or a state police agency with both criminal and other enforcement responsibilities. ASCIA’s mission is to share ideas and innovative approaches to improve public safety and solve common problems by fostering communication and cooperation, develop strategic policies on significant national issues, and further opportunities with member agencies to ensure the timely exchange of information and sharing of expertise in the field.
“It is my priority to provide intelligence and analytical support to our state and local partners to enable early threat identification and illuminate the complex threat environment we face,” said Under Secretary Glawe. “The DHS Intelligence Enterprise is committed to ensuring ASCIA member agencies have the intelligence information they need to improve public safety.”
Under Secretary Glawe was accompanied by Mark Keel, President of ASCIA and Chief of South Carolina Division of Law Enforcement; Douglas Burig, Vice President of ASCIA and the Director of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation for Pennsylvania State Police; and Louis Grever, Executive Director of ASCIA.