Boston takes to the cloud to manage critical infrastructure information
Haystax provides the City of Boston with a platform for its authoritative system of records both for managing critical infrastructure and for tying the information into first-responder operations. As a result, Boston gets: Contextual real-time situational awareness and protection of assets across the region; the assurance of timely response; and the ability to involve the right people at the right time when potential threats are detected, as well as during incident responses.
Following the April 2013 Boston marathon bombing, Haystax provided critical support to the Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC). During subsequent Congressional hearings, representatives of the US Conference of Mayors described the capabilities provided to intelligence analysts in the BRIC: “The analysts monitored, vetted, and triaged information concerning over 280 suspicious or criminal acts within Boston. In addition, they provided risk assessments on potential infrastructure targets, reviewed videos and social media for leads, and coordinated resources. [T]he analysts also provided pre-event threat assessments. After the capture of the bombing suspects, the BRIC tracked 42 potential and scheduled events, such as vigils and protests. In addition BRIC analysts were able to use the [Haystax system], purchased with UASI funds, to build their risk assessment reports.”