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 2019 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. Some of the year’s achievements include:
- Bolstering Cybersecurity – The National Fusion Center Association (NFCA) launched its 24/7 National Cyber Situational Awareness Room on HSIN. More than 80 government agencies participate in the NFCA Cyber Intelligence Network, which includes approximately 550 analysts and other users who exchange information on incidents and indicators of compromise.
- Securing the Border – For Operation Stonegarden (OPSG), HSIN facilitates collaborative border security efforts among U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Border Patrol and over 650 law enforcement agencies spanning approximately 20 states and two territories. OPSG facilitates the collaborative oversight, accountability, funding and operational support for over $285 million of OPSG grant funding and more than 700 active individual border security operations.
- Intercepting Illegal Drugs – HSIN Exchange rolled out to the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program, which aids federal, state and local law enforcement agencies operating in areas determined to be critical drug-trafficking regions in the U.S. The HIDTA program uses a Domestic Highway Enforcement strategy to disrupt the movement of illegal drugs along U.S. transportation corridors; 29 HIDTAs include approximately 20 percent of all counties in the nation and 67 percent of the U.S. population.
- Keeping Schools Safe – Louisiana and Georgia are using HSIN to support statewide school safety initiatives. Types of information that may be accessed by members of the HSIN communities include Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs), Be On the Lookout (BOLO) reports, Requests for Information (RFIs), threat reporting and analysis, school blueprints and assessments, emergency operations plans and safety bulletins.
- Maintaining Security at Events – HSIN support for safety and security at key events in 2019 included the President’s State of the Union Address, United Nations General Assembly, NFL Super Bowl, Indianapolis 500, Boston Marathon, NCAA Final Four, and major Independence Day celebrations in Washington D.C. and across the country.
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 2019 HSIN Annual Report. To request HSIN support for your mission, contact HSIN@hq.dhs.gov.