An Order Establishing the Maine Intelligence Analysis Center
December 8, 2006
24 FY 06/07
WHEREAS, it is necessary to ensure that Homeland Security intelligence information is appropriately shared between all Federal, State, County, Local, Tribal, and private sector partners; and
WHEREAS, in order to accomplish this mission it is necessary to establish a clearinghouse of intelligence information and a central coordinating group relative to the State of Maine’s Homeland Security efforts; and
WHEREAS, standards and specifications for developing and producing intelligence information products that will assist all Federal, State, Tribal and private agencies must be developed and administered; and
WHEREAS, the overall goal of these efforts is to assist law enforcement, emergency management, and other public and private officials in securing Maine’s citizens and infrastructure from the threat of terrorism;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, John Elias Baldacci, Governor of the State of Maine, do hereby establish the Maine Intelligence Analysis Center (MIAC) as follows:
- The composition and membership of the MIAC shall be as follows:
a. MIAC shall be a cooperative effort between the Maine Emergency Management Agency and the Maine State Police, as well as members of other agencies during periods of emergency as applicable and necessary.
b. Day-to-day management of the MIAC shall be conducted through the Director of the Maine Emergency Management Agency and the Chief of the Maine State Police, or their authorized designees.
- The duties of the MIAC shall be as follows:
a. MIAC shall prioritize and analyze relevant Homeland Security intelligence information as deemed necessary based on threat analysis.
b. MIAC shall coordinate interagency participation relative to intelligence information.
c. MIAC shall receive and share intelligence information between Federal, State, Tribal and private agencies.
d. MIAC shall make recommendations to the Governor and Maine Homeland Security Advisory Council when necessary to assist in the allocation of resources and the drafting and implementation of policy as it relates to Maine’s Homeland Security efforts.
- Protection of Privacy:
a. For the management of intelligence sharing between and among partners, the MIAC shall conform to all existing rules and statutes relating to the handling of sensitive intelligence information, including but not limited to the rules of intelligence sharing articulated in Section 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 23.
b. A MIAC Advisory Board shall be established in a mutually agreed upon manner by the Maine Emergency Management Agency and the Maine State Police to review policies and procedures of the MIAC and advise the above agencies in order to sufficiently and adequately protect the civil liberties of the citizens of Maine.
The effective date of this order is December 8, 2006.
John E. Baldacci, Governor
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