7 Ways Federal Agencies Can Improve Outcomes With Historical Risk Data

How can we take the lessons of the past and apply them to today’s operations to achieve better outcomes and a stronger, safer future? Historical risk data can help federal agencies answer this important question.

By understanding the past, agencies will be better equipped to achieve present objectives and plan ahead. Historical risk data provides a unique advantage by revealing trends and patterns that help federal agencies inform and align tactics with mission priorities.

7 Ways to Fuel Your Federal Mission with Historical Risk Data

1. Facilitate proactive decision making. Review relationships and correlations in the data to anticipate future and developing risks. Adjust strategy and allocate resources to address those variables before they affect your operations.

2. Support situational awareness. Compare past and current theaters of operation to anticipate likely risks and resulting harm. More accurately direct attention and maintain appropriate levels of alertness.

3. Employ targeted interventions. Determine where efforts should be concentrated to prevent emerging threats from escalating. Guide efforts with public and private sector leaders and organizations to pinpoint the origins of these threats and take actions to address them in the community.

4. Enhance emergency response. Identify the risks with the most significant historical impact and conduct post-incident analysis on responses to those events. Create scenario-based training and refine present-day response tactics accordingly.

5. Identify vulnerable populations and areas. Investigate areas with higher rates of crime, susceptibility to pollution, extreme weather events or natural disasters. Use this information to tailor mitigation efforts and support for the affected populations.

6. Bolster staff safety, training and retention. Inform your facility siting process to ensure you select safe and secure locations. Increase staff confidence and retention by keeping everyone informed, prepared and trained to handle any risks associated with new and existing locations.

7. Evaluate and refine policies and procedures. Set benchmarks to conduct post-incident evaluations of policy and procedural efficacy. Make data-driven adjustments and security enhancements as risks change over time.

Optimize Outcomes with Risk Insights

A historical reporting solution makes it simple for officials to get the in-depth information they need to turn the knowledge of yesterday into actions that will make a difference today and for the future. The added benefit of customized, actionable reports that can be instantly generated and shared further inform security recommendations around each of these seven initiatives.

Historical risk data enhances the ability of federal agencies to make more strategic, data-driven decisions for more effective crisis response. When you have a thorough understanding of what’s behind you, preparing for what lies ahead becomes intuitive and achievable.

To align your risk management strategy with your federal mission and advance your operations confidently forward, schedule a complimentary threat assessment for two of your agency's locations today.


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