Microsoft, NYPD team up on global counterterrorism solution

09 August 2012 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector



​Countries around the world face unprecedented national security threats today, but technology can play a critical role in helping organizations mitigate these threats. To help improve public safety for citizens globally, Microsoft has teamed up with the New York Police Department (@NYPDnews) to develop a technology that can help detect – and prevent – potential threats.

The sophisticated solution called Domain Awareness System (DAS) will feature the use of artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to analyze video, public safety data and other situational awareness information in real time to proactively identify potential terrorist threats and protect critical infrastructure. In a unique effort to share best practices, Microsoft and the NYPD will make the DAS solution available to a broad global set of cities and jurisdictions.

If you’d like to learn more, I invite you to check out this recent blog post by Lieutenant General U.S. Army, RETIRED Mike McDuffie, Vice President of Americas Services at Microsoft.

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Michele Bedford Thistle
Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector

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Michele Bedford Thistle | Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector

Michele is focused on sharing stories from government customers creating real impact for citizens, employees, economies, and students. She joined the worldwide team from Microsoft Canada, where she was also marketing lead for several technology start-ups.