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Homeland Security rolls out tactical response network

The Homeland Security Department today took the wraps off the Homeland Security Information Network, an upgraded version of the Joint Regional Information Exchange System pilot that it developed with help from the Defense Intelligence Agency. DHS secretary Tom Ridge announced the rollout at the Washington Metropolitan Police Department’s Joint Operations Command Center, where he spoke with the District of Columbia’s Mayor Anthony Williams and police chief Charles Ramsey. Against a background of three floor-to-ceiling monitors stretching about 60 feet across and facing an array of about 30 workstations in the command center, Ridge said HSIN will let police “receive and share tactical information, quickly piece together the puzzle and see if an incident poses a threat.” DHS plans to expand the network to all 50 states, the five U.S. territories, tribal governments and major cities. Full Story

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