The Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) is the designated DHS solution for sharing Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) information and intelligence within DHS and all of its partners. The HSIN 2020 Annual Report–available for viewing and download here–provides a comprehensive overview about how HSIN supports mission success for interagency and private sector partners throughout the nation. The following examples provide a snapshot of how HSIN contributed to homeland security:
- COVID-19: 246 organizations—148 state and local, 68 DHS, 24 other federal government, one tribal, three private sector and two non-governmental agencies—used HSIN to coordinate activities in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
- Election Security: DHS’ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center teamed with HSIN to operate web-based Cyber Situational Awareness Rooms, which allowed live monitoring of election security threats and enabled interagency officials to quickly collaborate on analysis and incident response.
- Violent Civil Unrest: Approximately 50 agencies representing 33 states and the District of Columbia—including law enforcement, emergency management, public safety, and National Guard units—used HSIN and the HSIN Connect DHS Virtual Situational Awareness Room to facilitate interagency information sharing and coordination for risk mitigation and response to criminal incidents.
HSIN’s support of partners is made possible through the dedication of the entire HSIN team and its technology. To learn more, we invite you to view the 2020 HSIN Annual Report. To request HSIN support for your mission, contact HSIN@hq.dhs.gov.