Nebraska ranks 44th of 50 states in the number of domestically focused counterterrorism and homeland security organizations, and 31st overall in organizations established or newly involved in counterterrorism since 9/11 (tied with Massachusetts and Nevada). In dollar amount, the state ranked 34th in fiscal 2009 in federal homeland security spending and 40th in domestic preparedness and antiterrorism programs. Measured per capita, the state ranked 40th in overall federal government expenditures.
State security snapshot
Organizations working on homeland security and counterterrorism: 32
Organizations that started this work after 9/11: 11
Nebraska is located in FEMA Region VII; the Defense Coordinating Office responsible for brokering and arranging federal military support for the state is in Kansas City, Mo.
The Nebraska Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) is located in Omaha. The U.S. attorney chairs an Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council (ATAC) in Omaha.
Nebraska is a member of the Mid-States Organized Crime Information Center (MOCIC) and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC). At the federal level, the FBI operates a Field Intelligence Group (FIG) in Omaha. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Field Intelligence Group in St. Paul, Minn., has jurisdiction for Nebraska.
The Nebraska Information Analysis Center (NIAC) (also known as the Nebraska Fusion Center), a component of the Nebraska State Patrol, was established in 2007 and is designated the state's fusion center. The superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol committed the agency's intelligence unit to the NIAC to create the infrastructure needed to establish the center. The mission of the NIAC is to provide an avenue for all state law enforcement agencies and participating private partners to receive, validate, analyze and disseminate intelligence information for all crimes and all hazards. The NIAC works through the nine Planning, Exercise and Training (PET) Regions within the state.
Nebraska State Homeland Security, under the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency, focuses on detecting, preventing, protecting against, responding to and recovering from threats or incidents of terrorism, disasters and major emergencies. The Governor's Homeland Security Policy Group is chaired by the lieutenant governor. To assist in critical-infrastructure protection, a DHS Protective Security Advisor is located in Omaha.
The Nebraska State Patrol is the statewide law enforcement agency. The Nebraska Crime Commission's Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) provides research and statistical information to criminal and juvenile justice agencies to aid in planning and decision-making. The FBI's Omaha field office operates resident agencies and satellite offices in Grand Isle, Lincoln and North Platte.
The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency, directed by the state's adjutant general and National Guard commander, is the state agency for coordinating disaster/emergency preparedness. The agency is located in a nuclear-hardened bunker built in the 1960s at the height of the Cold War.
|Organization||City||Started since 9/11|
|RAC Grand Island (ICE)||Grand Island|
|Grand Isle Resident Agency (FBI)||Grand Isle|
|Adams County Emergency Management and Homeland Security||Hastings||x|
|72nd Civil Support Team (Nat'l Guard)||Lincoln||x|
|Lincoln Police Department||Lincoln||x|
|Lincoln Resident Agency (FBI)||Lincoln|
|Neb. Division of Criminal Investigation||Lincoln|
|Neb. Emergency Management Agency||Lincoln|
|Neb. Fusion Center||Lincoln||x|
|Neb. National Guard JFHQ||Lincoln||x|
|Nebraska Air National Guard||Lincoln|
|Nebraska Army National Guard||Lincoln|
|Nebraska Citizen Corps Council Citizen Corps Program Officer||Lincoln||x|
|North Platte Resident Agency (FBI)||North Platte|
|RAC North Platte (ICE)||North Platte|
|AFOSI Det 204 (Air Force)||Offutt AFB|
|Ogallala Police Department||Ogallala|
|Nebraska ATAC (U.S. Attorney)||Omaha||x|
|Nebraska IRS Criminal Investigation||Omaha|
|Nebraska State Patrol||Omaha|
|Omaha Division (FBI)||Omaha|
|Omaha Financial Crimes Task Force (Secret Service)||Omaha|
|Omaha JTTF / Neb. JTTF (FBI)||Omaha||x|
|Omaha Metro Terrorism Early Warning Group||Omaha||x|
|Omaha Police Department||Omaha||x|
|Omaha Resident Office (Defense Sec.)||Omaha|
|Omaha Satellite Office/Industry Operations (ATF)||Omaha|
|Protective Security Advisor Omaha District (DHS)||Omaha||x|
|RAC Omaha (ICE)||Omaha|
|USAO District of Nebraska (U.S. Attorney)||Omaha|
|USMS District of Nebraska (Marshals)||Omaha|
|USSS Omaha (Secret Service)||Omaha|
|Public Safety||Floods; Thunderstorms; Tornadoes; Winter storms; Extreme cold|
|Domestic Security||None identified.|