Intelligence & Security
NMASIC Mission Statement
“Provide the Governor of New Mexico, the State’s Homeland Security Advisor - who is also the State Cabinet Secretary for Homeland Security and Emergency Management, as well as other senior policy staff with strategic intelligence in order to support the development of plans, policies and procedures which protect the State from the full spectrum of border, criminal and terrorist threats. When required, provide added value to imminent threat reporting from national agencies in order to aid the Governor and the State’s Homeland Security Advisor in reacting appropriately to potential threats to the State’s citizenry or infrastructure. Support State and Local public safety agencies as well as the State’s Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources by providing timely and actionable intelligence with which to detect, deter, respond and mitigate potential terrorist attacks.”
NMASIC Role in Homeland Security
In response to the September 11th attacks, the United States has created specialized agencies to coordinate efforts to prevent, protect against, respond to, recover from, and prosecute acts of terrorism.
The New Mexico All Source Intelligence Center (NMASIC) is designed to be a cross-jurisdictional partnership between local, state, and federal agencies - including private sector participation when appropriate. This center provides for one central point in New Mexico for the collection, analysis, and timely dissemination of terrorism-related information. Information is distributed from the NMASIC in the form of daily reports, special reports, and bulletins to numerous agencies representing a multitude of disciplines.
Terrorism cannot be completely eliminated. However, through efficient use of resources, the impact of terrorist actions can be reduced. The NMASIC will emphasize detection, prevention, and information driven response to protect the citizens and critical infrastructure of New Mexico. This counter terrorism effort is centralized in order to enhance interagency cooperation and expedite information flow.
NMASIC Major Objectives
The New Mexico All Source Intelligence Center (NMASIC) is charged with the responsibility of coordinating with local, state, and federal agencies to detect and prevent terrorist threats, terrorist acts, and other terrorist activities. It has adopted the following mission objectives:
- Provide tactical and strategic analysis, and dissemination of information to local, state, and federal public safety agencies.
- Develop and maintain state level terrorism warning and communication systems in New Mexico to include maintenance of a secure portal for the exchange of information to law enforcement and public and private stakeholder agencies that support homeland security efforts.
- Develop and disseminate an on-going threat analysis for the State of New Mexico and its critical infrastructure.
- Organize terrorism-related information into intelligence products that can be used by both local decision makers and emergency responders.
- Preserve, protect, and restore critical data in the event of a homeland security attack, natural disaster, or other interruption.
- Identify procedures for developing, evaluating, approving, disseminating, and maintaining standards to ensure secure and appropriate criminal justice information exchange.
- Maintain direct liaison with the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, with the U.S. Attorney's Office Anti-Terrorism Task Force, and with other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies regarding ongoing investigations and items of interest.
- Provide necessary training on intelligence and the role of New Mexico's citizens and public safety professionals (including peace officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and other first responders) in preventing terrorist attacks.
- Communicate information sharing initiatives, progress, and successes to stakeholders in order to foster collaboration.