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Strategic Analysis and Information Center
Created in 2005, its mission is to develop and support a statewide information sharing environment that is engaged with local, state and federal agencies from across Ohio in an effort to increase homeland security and support the national intelligence community.
The SAIC is an information sharing entity that supports local, state, and federal agencies as they investigate terrorism and other related criminal activity. Fusing information that includes suspicious activity from the public and private sectors begins the intelligence cycle and creates actionable intelligence products that give us the ability to detect and prevent terrorism. The SAIC provides for an environment where all agencies and disciplines can share information and capabilities. The general public is also a key resource in this effort. Ohio participates in the national terrorism awareness campaign, “If you See Something, Say Something,” to engage Ohio citizens in the homeland security effort.
The SAIC has received national recognition on three occasions:
In 2010, the SAIC re-located to a 10,000 sq ft facility with state-of-the-art communication and audio-visual capabilities. Co-located with; the Columbus police terrorism early warning unit, U.S. DHS I&A / TSA representatives and the FBI. The SAIC is one of the few fusion centers in the country to fully integrate state, local, federal and private resources.
More information regarding Fusion Centers can be found on the Dept. of Homeland Security website.