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by Carl Walter, Esri National Security Industry Manager


Managing risk requires people, technology, and processes working together in a coordinated and collaborative way to enhance safety, reduce vulnerabilities, and increase overall engagement with daily operations. Safety and security professionals must make the most of existing resources and domain expertise to ensure tactical and strategic success in their missions.


ArcGIS as a foundational analytical platform empowers you to do more with less by connecting disparate data from multiple organizations with overlapping missions. ArcGIS helps stakeholders with mutual interests communicate and better understand risks, community hazards, and crime problems. They can prepare for dealing with known and potential threats and have shared situational awareness.

ArcGIS can help your security organization with

  • Identifying vulnerabilities and mitigating potential impacts through risk assessment and planning.
  •   Collaborating seamlessly with other organizations and agencies to achieve unity of effort before, during, and after a crisis.
  •   Intelligently deploying staff and resources to quickly respond to and recover from complex emergencies.
  •   Communicating with and engaging your employees, government agencies, and the public to keep them informed.
  •   Institutionalizing data-driven decision-making and taking advantage of big data as well as fragmented sources of information.