Boston Globe Questions Federal Agencies’ Failure to Share Information, Brandon-COPsync Responds

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The Boston Globe Reports That Lawmakers Are Concerned Over Lack of Clarity About What Information Was Received by MA Law Enforcement Prior to Boston Marathon Bombing. Brandon-COPsync Invites Legislators to the Table for Discussions.

It has become apparent that the tools in place for information sharing today may not be entirely effective at connecting the dots.

The Boston Globe wrote in their front page article entitled 'Data-sharing troubles raise questions in Marathon case' on April 25th that several Members of Congress expressed great alarm that over 12 years of improvements in our law enforcement information sharing since 9/11 failed to prevent The Boston Marathon terrorist attack. The Boston Globe also reported that neither the FBI nor the CIA communicated with one another despite one of the suspects being on two separate watch lists since 2011.*

As a result of these information sharing improvements stemming from the 9/11 attacks, 77 Fusion Centers were set up around the country with the purpose of disseminating information to state and local law enforcement. The Boston Globe article also commented that the Senators’ dismay was exacerbated by the fact that it is unclear if the Massachusetts Fusion Center received direct information from the FBI or CIA.

Donald Flanagan, Managing Director of Brandon-COPsync, a Boston-based firm that offers the solution to real-time information sharing between law enforcement agencies says, “It has become apparent that the tools in place for information sharing today may not be entirely effective at connecting the dots. Our Solution, COPsync, a nation-wide, real-time, multi-agency, shared network platform for information sharing, collection and dissemination, is designed and proven to collect information and connect the dots. It is enhanced by instant messaging and alerting features between all agencies on the system for faster response, cohesive investigating and the obvious proposition of greater officer and public safety.”

Letters regarding COPsync were circulated to intelligence committee members of the House and Senate, as well as, state Governors and Directors of Department of Homeland Security yesterday.

Brandon-COPsync, LLC is a Boston-based firm specializing in real-time technology solutions for law enforcement and public safety. The COPsync technology is a Windows-based software providing standardization, collection, reporting and sharing of data for law enforcement agencies worldwide. It is the only solution on the market offering a fully integrated product suite that provides real-time information sharing amongst all law enforcement agencies. Brandon-COPsync is the exclusive nationwide distributor of the COPsync software suite.

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