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SF 2725 Workgroup MNJAC Pres Version 2-1

SF 2725 Workgroup MNJAC Pres Version 2-1

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Minnesota Joint Analysis Center

What is a fusion center?

“A collaborative effort of two or more agencies that provide resources, expertise, and information to the center with the goal of maximizing their ability to detect, prevent, investigate, and respond to criminal and terrorist activity.” (Fusion Center Guidelines) Goal: Provide a mechanism through which government, law enforcement, public safety, and the private sector can come together with a common purpose to protect the homeland and prevent criminal activity.

Why Fusion Centers?
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9/11 Commission recommendations National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan On-going threats / International & Domestic

Fusion Center Role
“Fusion: Turning information and intelligence into actionable knowledge”

Local, Tribal, State Law Enforcement

Government Officials and First Responders

Private Sector

Criminal Information

Terrorism & Criminal Information

Criminal Information

Other State Fusion Centers

Terrorism &

BCA, HSEM, Local LE Agencies, National Guard, FBI, DHS


Department of Homeland Security


Homeland Security

Fo rc e In Pr fo o r m t ec at tio io n n

Department of Defense

MNJAC Background & Mission
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Established on DHS grants May 2005 under HSEM Located in Minneapolis Structure restricts mission June 2007 restructured under BCA to address mission restrictions & organization

MNJAC Mission Statement The mission of the Minnesota Joint Analysis Center (MNJAC) is to collect, evaluate, analyze and disseminate information regarding organized criminal, terrorist and all hazardous activity in the State of Minnesota while complying with state and federal law to ensure the rights and privacy of all.

MNJAC Purpose

Primary Goal – Information exchange to promote state wide sharing related to terrorism, criminal activity, significant events and critical infrastructure protection Primary fusion center contact for FBI & DHS information sharing Provide interstate connection (72 state & local fusion centers) Statewide scope Promote regionalization Provide training and analytical support to agencies

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Staffing & Funding (current)
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14 staff positions/ 10 agencies (full and PT) 6 regional representatives Oversight Group established by Memo of Understanding (MOU) Under supervision of BCA subject to DPS policies and state law Funding provided by DHS Homeland Security Grant Program through HSEM & BJA Office of Justice Programs

Information & Investigative Support
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Homeland security-related information Law enforcement inquiries Pattern & trend analysis State contacts Federal contacts Significant event information Subject matter research Facilitation and sponsor of LE, First Responder, and Homeland Security training

MNJAC Training & Liaison
Hosted / Facilitated / Promoted

Agencies Providing Support
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& Domestic Terrorism Financial Crimes / ID Theft LE Investigative Support Analyst Training Fire & First Responder Data Practices Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs

U.S. Dept. of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office DHS FBI Secret Service FLETC HSEM MN State Fire Chief’s Assn. Hennepin Fire Chief’s Assn.

MNJAC staff presentations & briefings to state, regional, & local groups

MNJAC Data Handling

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MNJAC Briefs & Assessments Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR) Request For Information (RFI) MNJAC Cases

MNJAC Products

Minnesota Joint Analysis

Suspicious Activity Reporting

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“Community Policing” / “Community Oriented Policing” / “Problem Oriented Policing” / “Neighborhood Watch” Law enforcement focus for decades: Community members have a better sense of what is suspicious in their neighborhoods Community member reporting to LE is a regular occurrence SAR process focuses on what law enforcement agencies have been doing for years—gathering information regarding behaviors and incidents associated with crime and establishing a process whereby information can be shared to detect and prevent criminal activity, including that associated with domestic and international terrorism

Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) for MNJAC
Any reported activity that results in the reasonable suspicion that a crime has occurred, could occur or is being planned. Any reported information related to criminal activity that is submitted to the MNJAC in the form of a bulletin or brief from a fusion center, law enforcement intelligence unit or federal agency to provide situational awareness to Minnesota agencies. A SAR is reported to the MNJAC by a law enforcement entity or security related to a CIKR site once it has been reported to a local law enforcement agency. The MNJAC receives SARs by the following means: ICEFISHX, Fax, Telephone, Upon receipt:
Documentation in MNJAC case management system Vetting of report Dissemination / Share?


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MNJAC Policy Direction
Initial Review of MNJAC Operations
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June 2007 MNJAC placed under BCA supervision BCA and MNJAC leadership assess operations for compliance and identification of policy needs Engagement of Fusion Center Technical Assistance and development /update of MNJAC policy/procedures

MNJAC Policy
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Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) MNJAC Operations Policy/Procedure Manual MNJAC Privacy Policy Records Retention Schedule Public & Private Data Requests per BCA policy and procedures

MNJAC Privacy Policy Committee est May 2008
12 members - public safety information practitioners and information
privacy advocates

MNJAC Privacy Policy Committee recommendations MNJAC Audit
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Oversight Group responsible for conducting/coord. Audits Two Part Audit completed June 1, 2010 Part 1 MNJAC operations against Chapter 13 & Privacy Policy / Desyl

Part 2 MNJAC operations against 28 CFR part 23 / John Wilson Results: MNJAC Response to Recommendations, MNJAC Policy & MOU
updates, overall positive report by auditors

MNJAC Data Handling

MNJAC Data managed and tracked through BCA/ACISS case management system MNJAC sharing facilitated via secure web system (based on right to know
need to know)


Data subject to MN Chapter 13
Privacy Policy Requirements  Reliable source  Reasonable suspicion  Collected lawfully  Information is accurate and current

MNJAC/ACISS Case Management System
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Records system within BCA network security Access password protected and logged (auditable) Standardized labeling (consistent with MNJAC Privacy Policy
and 28 CFR)

Checks and balances
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Supervisor approval of records 180 day automated status check Background documentation/dissemination attached

Annual purge of qualifying records

Nationwide SAR Initiative (NSI)

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Responds directly to the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 and the National Strategy for Information Sharing (October 2007) Purpose: To establish a unified approach at all levels of government to gather, document, process, analyze, and share information about terrorism-related suspicious activities The NSI is based on the ISE-SAR Functional Standard Ensures that terrorism-related SARs are made available to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and state and major urban area fusion centers Integrates state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies’ SAR processes into a nationwide standardized and institutionalized effort

Defined Criteria with Narrow Focus
“Observed behavior reasonably indicative of pre-operational planning related to terrorism or other criminal activity.”  Based on Information Sharing Environment (ISE) Functional Standard ver. 1.5  Two ISE Functional Standard categories:  Defined Criminal Activity and Potential Terrorism Nexus Activity
(Breach/Attempted Intrusion, Misrepresentation, Theft/Loss/Diversion, Sabotage/Tampering/Vandalism, Cyber Attack, Expressed or Implied Threat, Aviation Activity)

Potential Criminal or Non-Criminal Activity Requiring Additional Fact Information During Investigation (Eliciting Information, Testing or

Probing of Security, Recruiting, Photography, Observation/Surveillance, Materials Acquisition/Storage, Acquisition of Expertise, Weapons Discovery, Sector-Specific Incident)
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At no time can race, ethnicity, religious beliefs or nationality be a basis for the reported activity being considered suspicious Required training component (Analyst & Line Officer)

MNJAC Engagement

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MNJAC Oversight Group Guidance  Shared Space Solution / Separate Stand Alone Server / Read Only  Submission of qualifying ISE/SAR data only as summary data to shared space (No personal identifying information) Limited initial roll out (still in development) MNJAC Privacy Policy under review for ISE/DHS standard (2010 grant requirement) Participating agency acknowledgement of privacy policy SAR submission to MNJAC through existing process Entered into MNJAC case management system for vetting, investigation & consideration as ISE/SAR ISE/DHS compliant MNJAC Privacy Policy will be presented to Privacy Policy Committee prior to MNJAC Oversight Group


Developing information/intelligence sharing systems which:
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Are legislatively sound Are respectful of privacy & civil liberties Balance accessibility and security Provide useful products Are sustainable


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