WHO: Brian Lantz, MapInfo vice president and advisor, Homeland Security and Continuity Issues, and former Secret Service Agent, continues to be instrumental in driving the adoption of location-based technology within the public sector. In fact, he recently provided the Office of Homeland Security with nationwide recommendations on leveraging location-based intelligence for information sharing and collaboration. Today, agencies including FEMA, NIMA, NYPD and US Border Patrol rely on location- based technology to help secure our nation’s safety.
WHAT: Never before has mapping or location-based technology played such a pivotal role in protecting the nation’s security. By analysing information displayed on a map, agencies can get immediate access to information that enables them to collaborate with various departments and organizations, and best plan, prevent, respond and recover from catastrophic situations.
MapInfo has been helping government agencies for more than 15 years to use location to make informed decisions and develop a solid continuity plan in case of a disaster. In the wake of Sept. 11, this technology is more essential than ever. Currently, MapInfo’s Homeland Security Program delivers assistance to agencies at the federal, state and local level.