Saturday, December 22, 2012

Philadelphia Mayor Tours Fusion Intelligence Center In South Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Police blog reports on Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter's tour of the future Delaware Valley Intelligence Center. The center will is located at the former Defense Department's Quartermaster depot in South Philadelphia.

Philadelphia, December 19, 2012 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter visited the future site of the Delaware Valley Intelligence Center (DVIC) in South Philadelphia for a tour and briefing on the progress of construction of the new facilities and the capabilities of the DVIC once the site is fully operational. The briefing was led by Everett Gillison, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Chief of Staff.
“The Delaware Valley Intelligence Center will provide tangible security benefits for our region,” said Mayor Nutter. “At the most basic level, any first responder in the field with a radio will have ability to connect with the DVIC and share real-time information with a host of agencies. This is a key step for our City and region, the sixth largest metro region in the Nation, in preparing to respond to emergency situations.”
The primary mission of the DVIC is to collect, integrate, evaluate, analyze and disseminate intelligence about all types of hazards including terrorist threats, criminal activity and weather events. The DVIC site will bring together federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in a collaborative effort to provide resources, expertise and information with the goal of maximizing every agency’s ability to detect, prevent, investigate and respond to suspicious or hazardous activity.   
You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:
You can also watch a video of the tour via the below link:
And you can read my Counterterrorism magazine article on the fusion intelligence center via the below links:

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