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Esri's solution for agency collaboration


GIS data, like intelligence data, is inherently distributed and often loosely integrated. Required components of information are rarely contained in the same location or share a standard data schema. GIS users, like intelligence consumers, rely on each other to share information. GIS networks enable users to connect with one another to share geographic knowledge, data, services, and tradecraft. Esri's ArcGIS software is the key platform to enable security personnel to register and discover spatial data and related mapping services for collaborative access and usage within an agency, between agencies, and with the public while protecting the nation.

Configurable workflows for agency collaboration

Establish a multiagency workspace

A portal is a multitenant content management system that can act as an interagency collaboration workspace. Share data and basemaps about topical or event-based occurrences of national or regional significance. Support users from different federal agencies including GIS specialists, all-source analysts, and operators using web-based capabilities. Connect with law enforcement, the private sector, or international partners. Manage geographic assets and connect end users with useful information products for any mission objective.

Open data sites and data catalogs

Build a repository that provides GIS data to a closed group of security users or the open public domain. Support the collection, processing, sharing, and protection of data across multiple levels of federal, state, or local government and the public. Provide a common foundation for visualization, analysis, and application development. Enable your data for easy download to support any Homeland Security Enterprise mission.

Government-community interaction

Make a safe community even safer, giving purpose to data that supports public safety. Establish a bridge and organize people, processes, data, and technology to meet the needs of citizens and federal, state, or local governments. Share foundational GIS work, help your community collaborate around priority security initiatives, and transform the engagement between government and community.

Develop and share tradecraft

Connect to your data. Find answers in your data. Show, share, and save your steps and analytical tradecraft. Keep organizational rules and processes flexible and adaptable. Capture agency tradecraft and knowledge into repeatable models. Save and share analytic and problem-solving processes, which may help establish preplanning requirements for any given security situation.

Case Study

Intelligence Community Portal


The United States Intelligence Community increased collaboration with the largest GIS implementation ever fielded by the federal government.

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