The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Protective Service is pleased to announce the Modified Infrastructure Survey Tool (MIST), has been nominated to compete in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.
If you are one of the 1.4 million people that visit any of the 9,000 federal facilities protected by Federal Protective Service each day, MIST is there to keep you safe.
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MIST stands for Modified Infrastructure Survey Tool, and is a fully integrated risk management platform certified by the Interagency Security Committee (ISC) for use by any Federal agency.
MIST was developed by Federal Protective Service (FPS) in cooperation with Argonne National Laboratory, a Federally Funded Research and Development Center, to implement advanced data sciences and risk assessment methodologies for facility protection.
MIST is where data sciences, risk management, and facility protection operations meet.
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The ISC certified MIST training offered at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Georgia prepares federal officers and inspectors to perform facility assessments using the MIST toolset.
MIST contains a survey tool used to calculate the Facility’s Security Level, create a design basis threat assessment, and determine the facility’s current security posture based on over two thousand data points.
The MIST dashboard takes the data collected, identifies vulnerabilities, and helps inspectors determine the countermeasures required to achieve the protection level recommended by the ISC and RMP.
Once countermeasures are identified, MIST employs a countermeasure tracking system to track the implementation of new security assets, track trouble tickets through the four FPS Dispatch Megacenters, analyze the effect of degraded countermeasures, and provide a continuous assessment and protection strategy.
MIST ensures degraded countermeasures are assigned to be repaired quickly to ensure maximum facility protection.
Federal Protective Service MegaCenters monitor alarm systems, closed-circuit television networks, and wireless dispatch communications for federal facilities around the nation.
The MIST data analysis tool and common operating picture is an analytic and mapping system that uses big data sciences, set based queries, and geospatial analytics to respond to complex data calls, and build data sets to track potential and active threats.
With MIST’s advanced data analytics, users can create datasets based on any of the data collected during the assessment process.
MIST is also a mobile enabled system, for iPhone, Andriod, and tablets.
In addition, MIST shares data with stakeholders to enhance collaborative physical and cyber security across the over four hundred agencies that occupy FPS protected facilities.
Since its original rollout in 2014, MIST has performed over 9,000 facility security assessments, recommended over 15,000 countermeasures, and currently tracks over three hundred thousand building security assets.
As a mobile system to provide real time actionable intelligence, MIST is deployable to the field using FPS mobile command vehicles and was used at the Political Nominating Conventions and the Inauguration to perform building protection, officer tracking, and to enhance communications.
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With MIST, federal agencies can now work towards compliance with Executive Orders, policies, and government standards.
MIST also allows reporting across portfolios by building type, location, agency, or hundreds of other variable combinations.
Finally, MIST reduces the number of man-hours spent documenting security risk assessments and enhances the defensibility and reproducibility of said assessments.
Department of Homeland Security Federal Protective Service in 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
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The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, Border Security, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’
As an ‘ASTORS’ competitor, the DHS Federal Protective Service will be competing against the industry’s leading providers of Innovative Risk, Crisis Management Product Solutions.
To Learn More about the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, see 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners Honored at ISC East.
Over 100 distinguished guests from National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Executives from companies allied to Government, gathered from across North America and the Middle East to be honored from disciplines across the Security Industry in their respective fields which included representatives from:
- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- The Department of Justice
- The Security Exchange Commission
- State and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies
- The Royal Canadian Mounted Police
- Leaders in Private Security