The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Protective Service (FPS), is pleased to announce the FPS Threat Assessment Report has been selected as a Finalist in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.
If you are one of the 1.4 million people that visit any of the 9,000 federal facilities each day, the Federal Protective Service is there to keep you safe.
(The Federal Protective Service provides integrated security and law enforcement services to more than 9,500 federal facilities nationwide. These services include: conducting facility security assessments; responding to crimes and other incidents to protect life and property; and detecting, investigating, and mitigating threats. See a snapshot of how FPS carries out its mission to protect federal buildings, federal employees and contractors, and visitors to federal facilities. Courtesy of WebsEdgeGovernment and YouTube. Posted on Oct 16, 2019.)
The newly developed automated Federal Protective Service Threat Assessment Report (TAR) is a revolutionary, human-in-the-loop, machine learning (ML) based threat assessment process that significantly enhances understanding of vulnerability and threat assessments, as well as the optimization of countermeasure recommendations.
Developed in conjunction between Argonne National Laboratory and the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Service (FPS), the automated TAR is a new threat and vulnerability assessment framework that has significant, long-term impact for FPS and the greater national security community.
The new process uses hundreds of data points, including facility-specific information; historical threat-incident data; and external, open-source data (e.g., census and income information).
The data inform a set of over 250 factors guiding the determination of a federal facility’s most likely threats.
Using structured interviews with Argonne’s and FPS’s subject-matter experts, we assigned threat-specific relative importance scores to each factor and created a “likelihood score” using a weighted aggregation of the scores.
“We used an unsupervised ML classification method to identify “most likely” threats to each federal facility,” explains Matthew Wolf, Manager, Counterterrorism and Security Planning at Argonne National Laboratory.
“Using the library of existing threat assessments, we validated the results and generated a structured, threat assessment dataset.”
Moving forward, this comprehensive dataset will be used to identify most likely threats using supervised ML classification methods.
“Using both machine- and human-intelligence, we will continually update the algorithm to account for additional factors and the evolving threat landscape,” added Wolf.
The end state is a threat assessment framework that provides an objective, defensible, and repeatable way to identify threats, eliminating the use of a pre-determined formula and the subjectivity and possible biases of an inspector.
The threat assessment results then inform the design of optimal countermeasure and mitigation recommendations in order to minimize federal facilities’ vulnerabilities given constraints on available resources.
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The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit and intelligence to end users in a variety of government, homeland security and public safety vertical markets.
The highlight of the 2019 AST Homeland Security Awards Program will be the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at ISC East, November 20, 2019 in the Jacob Javits Exhibition Center, from 12:00pm – 2:30pm, featuring keynote address by Bill Bratton, former police commissioner of the NYPD, BPD, and former chief of LAPD.
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Good luck to DHS Federal Protective Service on becoming a Winner of the 2019 American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program!
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