The NHIAC was created as a result of House Bill 587-FN [2010 Session] (AN ACT establishing an information and analysis center within the department of safety). The Bill was signed into law by Governor John Lynch in on May 19, 2010 and identified within Chapter 651-F of the New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated.
The NHIAC is a clearinghouse for information and intelligence relative to natural and human-caused threats to the State of New Hampshire, its people and the environment. The goal is to function as a focal point of two-way communication amongst all partners.
Information and intelligence that comes to the NHIAC is evaluated and analyzed to determine if there is a potential threat to homeland security, indication of possible terrorist activity or other illegal activity. The information is then shared with the appropriate law enforcement, emergency management, critical infrastructure or private sector organization. The intent is to prevent activity that would threaten the safety and security of New Hampshire citizens.
To provide an integrated, all-crimes/all-hazards, information sharing network to collect, analyze and disseminate information derived from multiple sources to stakeholders in a timely manner, in an effort to protect the citizens and the critical infrastructure of New Hampshire, while ensuring the protection of civil rights and civil liberties.