Law enforcement leverages real-time web intelligence during underground train gridlock
The police’s real-time command and control (C2) center’s intelligence team uses OpenMIND™ to generate an open source web intelligence (WEBINT)-based situational awareness picture, and identify threats and emergencies through constant automated monitoring and analysis of publicly shared information on the web concerning residents’ safety and security.
Through such monitoring, OpenMIND benchmarks the city’s typical behavior of shared information (down to the minute level), enabling the identification of abnormalities and events (e.g., a spike in posts concerning a downtown car accident) and delivery of post-detection alerts. Ad-hoc alerts can also be triggered by indicative terminology (e.g., car crash, shots fired, etc.). Following an alert, the intelligence team uses OpenMIND to quickly identify the alert’s point of origin, summarize the event’s characteristics and report actionable insights (e.g., images; locations, suspect details; eye-witness contact info) directly to first responders arriving at the scene.