HD TAT Process Improvements Expedite Southern Border Threat Assessments

U.S. Army photo, https://hdiac.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Southern-Border-Threat-Assessment.jpg
U.S. Army photo, https://hdiac.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Southern-Border-Threat-Assessment.jpg

POSTED:  November 13, 2020

Customer:  United States Army North (USARNORTH), Provost Marshal/Protection Directorate

Challenge:  USARNORTH is charged with supporting Customs and Border Protection (CBP) through a multitude of different mission types on the Southern border. The Provost Marshal/Protection Directorate must provide timely, accurate, and coordinated criminal threat information that is fused with intelligence partners across the whole government along the southern border to ensure the safety and security of military members supporting CBP.

Approach:  Homeland Defense and Security Technical Area Tasks (HD TAT) analyzed and streamlined existing processes and workflows for the development of criminal threat assessments across the nine southern border CBP sectors. These led to the more rapid development of products, consisting of over 50 criminal threat assessments, multitudes of executive summaries to senior leaders, force protection advisories, and on-the-ground assessment support.

Value:  As a result of HD TAT’s improved processes and workflows, the Directorate and subordinate units have received more timely threat assessments with the most up-to-date information. These products increase the effectiveness of force protection in a potentially volatile environment.