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Remembering 9/11

We honor the memory of the first responders who bravely risked their lives to save others, the innocent victims who lost their lives, and their families and friends who continue to grieve their loss.

Today marks the 22nd anniversary of the tragic events on September 11, 2001.

We honor the memory of the first responders who bravely risked their lives to save others,
the innocent victims who lost their lives, and their families and friends who continue to
grieve their loss.

We must never forget these individuals’ sacrifices and the tragedy’s impact on our country
and the world.

Let us take a moment to reflect on the resilience and strength that emerged from this
tragedy and continue to work towards a brighter future for all.

Our Role in 9/11
Early in our history, Winbourne was assigned to build a command center for the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). The command center was intended to provide law enforcement oversight to an antiglobalization demonstration scheduled for the end of September 2001, for which 750,000 people were planning to attend.

As we began to design the command center, the US Secret Service and the FBI asked to
be included in the center.

We completed the new command center, Synchronized Operations and Communications
Center (SOCC), at 8:30 AM on September 11, 2001.

MPD took ownership of the center 15 minutes before the first plane hit the World Trade Tower.

Federal, state, and local public safety agencies from around the National Capital Region (NCR) immediately poured into the SOCC, which became the center of law enforcement coordination in the National Capital Region for about 2 to 3 weeks after the attacks.

The SOC is now called the Joint Strategic & Tactical Analysis Command Center.

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