Shield supports national, state and local intelligence analysis decision makers as they assess strategic threat issues for context, trends and patterns that can impact critical operational or tactical goals and objectives. Our intelligence analysis tools identify opportunities to improve infrastructure protection, warning system indicators, and counterterrorism procedures. The result is identification of solutions that mitigate current and emerging cyber, biological or medical threats. In addition, Shield conducts independent research and development on emerging threats using fusion data technologies. This technique leverages the power of combining data from multiple sources in order to develop visuals that accurately represent the problem through its geospatial, political, and cultural attributes.