Wishing all our friends a Happy Christmas, As we at the Hydra Foundation look back over 2015, we are delighted to see Australian Federal Police now fully operational, Western Australia, Victoria Police and NSW Police going from strength to strength. Australia is a strong partner in our community of ideas. Homeland Security USA is operational and working with us as research partners. In the UK, Immigration Enforcement, UCLAN, Leeds Beckett, Christchurch Canterbury, University of South Wales and Chester University all engaged within our Academic community, with University of Portsmouth coming on line in 2016. NYFRS are developing a whole host of exercises in Hydra in the Cloud. National Crime Agency and College of Policing upgrading to HITC. Met. Police installing two floors of its new training building dedicated to Hydra. British Transport Police running Hydra over two remote locations. 20 UK Police Forces and 16 Fire Services operating Hydra and New version of the system, Orion, going live on Dec 28. Happy New Year
AFP suite in Canberra Australia ran its first SIO Course in December 2015. The course was developed in partnership with the Hydra Foundation and was Facilitated by Alison, Dean, Shane and Jonathan. Geoff worked alongside the control room to pace and train the directing team. The course was very well received and the delegates had to present to a Senate Committee at Parliament House. The richness of the decision logs was stunning. The AFP are now embarking on the development of Leadership, Investigative skills and Counter Terrorism.