|The Army Antiterrorism theme for the first quarter of
fiscal year 2013 is “Threat Fusion.”
Threat fusion focuses on enhancing information sharing and analysis to
improve the Army’s ability to assess terrorist threats to support
commanders’ decisions about the appropriate protection conditions and
risk-mitigation measures for military operations.
The threat fusion process is critical, first and foremost, because
the U.S. military remains a high-priority target for a variety of
terrorist groups. The Fort McCoy Force Protection and Threat Working
Groups receive information contained within suspicious activity reports
generated through iWATCH, the FBI and the Department of Homeland
Security to develop an overall Fort McCoy Threat Assessment.
The Fort McCoy Threat Assessment supports local command decisions
concerning Fort McCoy’s protection conditions and risk-mitigation
measures specific to the installation’s activities and operations.
Individuals can contribute to the threat fusion process by being alert
to their environment, being able to detect anomalies, and then being
willing to report. Learning what information to report, and how to
report it is essential. Annual refresher training is provided for the
entire Fort McCoy work force, and information also is available for
Here are examples of behaviors and activities to report:
• Unauthorized personnel drawing or measuring important buildings.
• Suspicious personnel asking questions about security forces or
• A briefcase, suitcase, backpack or package left unattended.
• Cars or trucks left in “No Parking” zones in front of important
• Unauthorized personnel found in secure areas.
• A person wearing clothes that are too big and bulky, and/or too hot
for the weather.
• Unexplained chemical smells or fumes.
• Questions about sensitive information, such as building blueprints,
security plans or VIP travel schedules without a right or need to know.
• Purchasing supplies or equipment that can be used to make bombs or
weapons or purchasing uniforms without having the proper credentials.
When reporting suspicious activity or behavior, consider the
• What type of activity?
• When did suspicious activity occur?
• Where did activity occur?
• How many people involved?
• How many vehicles involved?
• Describe what you saw.
The Fort McCoy Antiterrorism Office reminds the Fort McCoy community
that reportable activity or behavior should be reported to the
Directorate of Emergency Services when it involves Fort McCoy. In an
emergency, call 911.
The iWATCH Banner remains on the Corporate Network, the Extranet and on
the Fort McCoy homepage at
For non-emergency reporting, contact the Directorate of Plans, Training,
Mobilization and Security in building 103 by calling 608-388-4719 and
speaking with the Antiterrorism officer.
(Submitted by Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and
Security Antiterrorism Office.)