Digital Sandbox Risk Analysis Center (RAC) Becoming the Risk Management Foundation for the Public Safety Community

States and Locals Leverage the RAC to Gain Expanded Risk Awareness and Context for Homeland Security, Catastrophic Planning, and Intelligence Fusion Mission Areas

Jun 03, 2010, 09:30 ET from Digital Sandbox, Inc.

MCLEAN, Va., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Within the past two months, the Risk Analysis Center (RAC), Digital Sandbox's flagship risk analysis and preparedness management platform, has been deployed by three new major Urban and State jurisdictions: the Anaheim-Santa Ana Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) in California, the Twin Cities UASI in Minnesota, and the State of North Carolina. Digital Sandbox leadership cites this as evidence that the RAC is playing an increasingly essential role in how people and critical infrastructure are being protected from natural and human-generated threats and hazards nationwide.  These clients join the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Tampa, and San Francisco Bay Area UASIs, among others, in implementing the RAC's patented risk algorithms and data management services to manage their public safety risk.

"The San Francisco Bay Area UASI typifies the evolution of an institutionalized risk management program," said Brad Fehnel, director of state and local accounts. "Since adopting the RAC to support its homeland security needs, it has introduced the RAC platform to the Catastrophic Planning and Fusion Center communities within the Bay Area. These users now have access to a powerful risk management capability that is based upon a common set of risk data and analytics."

According to Fehnel, the RAC provides a consistent set of data, tools, and support to put public safety operators on the same page.  The RAC's ability to scale and be customized makes it an effective, powerful risk management solution applicable for both large, Urban Areas, like the Bay Area UASI, and smaller entities, such as Salt Lake City.  It's a model that Digital Sandbox sees more and more jurisdictions adopting nationwide, because it delivers a common risk analysis approach that gives the public safety community the ability to develop analytic results more quickly and share information in a common language across mission areas.

"The expanded adoption and broad application of the RAC indicates an increased recognition by state and local decision makers that effective risk management is the essential foundation required to support multiple public safety mission areas and agencies," explained Sunny Singh, Digital Sandbox vice president, client services. "Leaders from States and Urban Areas are meeting the need to define and build a common understanding of risk awareness in order to achieve a coordinated planning and response capability."

As examples, Singh cited the Anaheim-Santa Ana and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington UASIs. The former is launching its risk management capability in preparation for the 2010 Major League Baseball All Star Game on July 13. The latter is leveraging its existing RAC to better support security planning for Super Bowl XLV on February 6, 2011. In both cases, the responsibility of hosting such a major event has provided a catalyst for ramping up their respective risk management programs and preparedness capabilities.

Digital Sandbox provides analytic tools and information products to government agencies and large enterprises enabling them to optimize their strategic, policy, and budgetary decisions for risk-based resource allocation. Since 1998, Digital Sandbox's analytic risk management solutions have helped customers in the public safety, corporate, and homeland security fields lower their risk exposure, increase the impact of their risk management budgets, and maximize the effectiveness of their resources. Visit Digital Sandbox on the Web at


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Digital Sandbox, Inc.


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