The Maine Information and Analysis Center (MIAC) was created on December 8, 2006 by the Governor’s Executive Order.
The MIAC partners with Federal, state, county, local and tribal law enforcement agencies as well as agencies and entities from the private sector that comprise our State's critical infrastructure and emergency response systems.
The MIAC serves as the central point in the State of Maine for the collection, analysis and timely dissemination of suspected or actual terrorist acts and criminal activity. The MIAC produces intelligence analysis for both law enforcement and private sector partners, is capable of providing information in real-time to our key partners throughout the United States, and is part of the nationwide fusion center network.
The fusion center concept is integral to the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) strategic initiative for information sharing. The MIAC is integrated into the national network of fusion centers. This network has the ability to share information across the nation in real-time.
MIAC Advisory Board
In accordance with the Governor's Executive Order by which the Maine Information and Analysis Center was established, an Advisory Board has been established to help ensure that civil liberties of citizens are properly protected.
The Board meets at least twice annually to review MIAC policies and procedures and to advise on matters pertaining to the protection of civil liberties by the Maine Information and Analysis Center in its day to day operations, particularly regarding the collection and handling of information that comes into the MIAC.
The Board consists of the following members:
- Colonel John Cote, Chief, Maine State Police
- Major Christopher Grotton, Maine State Police
- Aaron Frey, Attorney General for State of Maine
- Douglas Farnham, Adjutant General for State of Maine
- Peter Rogers, Director, Maine Emergency Management Agency
- Tracy Collins, Attorney, Private Practice
- Michael Feldman, Member of the Public
- Chief Jason Moffett, Brewer Police Department
- Greg Hughes, Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Andrew Sankey, Director, Hancock County Emergency Management Agency
- Lieutenant Michael Johnston, Maine State Police, Director of MIAC
Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
To engage in effective and meaningful information sharing, it is fully recognized that it must be done in a manner that protects individuals’ privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties. To safeguard constitutional rights and to ensure that we are addressing our ethical and legal obligations while engaged in the fusion process, we have developed, implemented and enforce various policies and procedures which are fundamental to this aspect of our mission.