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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Retail Federation (NRF) announced it has partnered with the Department of Homeland Security to involve retailers in a Homeland Security Information Network-Critical Infrastructure (HSIN-CI) intended to help protect the United States against terrorism.
NRF is responsible for assessing the credentials of loss prevention and security executives at member companies who apply to participate in the infrastructure and has already recruited the participation of close to 100 companies.
"HSIN is a terrific tool for retailers to use to help protect the safety of their companies through the additional communication vehicle to and from the Department of Homeland Security," said Joseph LaRocca, vice president of loss prevention at NRF. "I am thrilled to be a part of this program and eager to reach out to industry executives and get more retailers actively involved."
Established in 2004, the network utilizes a range of technology to send real-time, actionable information to law enforcement, fire departments, local government, businesses and others of potential terror threats and discuss day-to-day security issues. Participants are also able to use the system to share information on suspicious activities with federal authorities.
For more information, visit www.swern.gov/privatesector/NRF.php.