Provides Integrated Capabilities for Intelligence and Fusion Centers
San Diego, California—July 13, 2009—Microsoft Corp. and ESRI launched Fusion Core Solution, a public safety and homeland security solution architecture, at the ESRI International User Conference in San Diego, California. Formerly referred to as FusionX, Fusion Core Solution was designed by the two industry leaders to help public safety and homeland security professionals more effectively prevent today's evolving physical and virtual security threats. In addition, the solution strengthens the ability of government agencies to prepare, assess, and respond to natural disasters.
"Agencies need the ability to efficiently collect, manage and disseminate vital intelligence from multiple sources to counter future threats and criminal activities," said Joe Rozek, Executive Director of Homeland Security and Counterterrorism for Microsoft’s U.S. Public Sector business. "This technical architecture helps organizations at all levels collaborate, so the right people have the right information at the right place and time."
"Fusion Core Solution fully integrates GIS into public safety and homeland security workflows," said Paul Christin, homeland security specialist, ESRI. "This opens up the benefits of GIS throughout the organization. People can better collaborate and share knowledge for improved threat identification and vulnerability assessments."
The Fusion Core Solution capabilities include
Managed Intake—Preloaded and fully customizable forms for processing, assigning, and satisfying many different types of intelligence and information service requests
Enterprise Search—Provides tools to search across multiple data sources including file shares, Web sites, and databases
Robust Geodatabases—The ability to easily capture, maintain, and disseminate spatial data using the ArcGIS geodatabase
Integrated Analytics—Powerful search and preconfigured geospatial analysis capabilities that are extendable to integrate new or existing applications
Analyst Collaboration—Integrated capabilities to enable analyst and customer collaboration using Web sites, wikis, and blogs
Robust Security—Can be integrated with existing authentication and auditing systems or can provide these capabilities out of the box
Tools for Managing Operations—Powerful management reporting capabilities for managing analyst staffing and monitoring center activities
Public sector organizations that used initial components of Fusion Core Solution include the Massachusetts Commonwealth Fusion Center. The agency relies on the combination of SharePoint and ArcGIS for content management, spatial analytics, and information sharing functions that are vital to its law enforcement and counterterrorism mission. For more information about Fusion Core Solution, visit www.microsoft.com/fusion or e-mail Email Contact.
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