Carl Walter

Carl Walter, Esri’s Director of Homeland Security Solutions, joined Esri in 2010, after 20 years of increasing responsibility in law enforcement and intelligence operations. Shortly after 9/11, Mr. Walter was appointed Director of the Boston Regional Intelligence Center, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security designated intelligence fusion center. He embraced the new paradigm of intelligence sharing and established a decentralized security node in the Boston metropolitan AoR responsible for meeting regional intelligence needs, while providing real-time information to help understand the national landscape of terrorist threats and criminal activity. On special assignment, Mr. Walter served as the planning section chief for the Democratic National Convention in Boston in 2004. He also served as the Director, Bureau of Intelligence and Analysis for the Boston Police Department. Currently, he is responsible for directing Esri’s outreach strategies as they relate to the use of analytical solutions within the homeland and national security markets globally. Mr. Walter holds an M.S. in Criminal Justice (Concentration: Management) from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a B.S. in Criminal Justice (Concentration: Law Enforcement) from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

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