MView Senior Program Manager
Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center (MCAC)
Maryland State Police (MSP)
In 2013, Sonya Anderson began working for Maryland State Police assigned to Maryland’s fusion center, the Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center (MCAC), as a Senior Program Manager to build a new interoperable video sharing program for the state and the region.
Following the first test run during the 2013 Presidential Inauguration, the program became an immediate success and is now an important situational awareness and maritime domain awareness tool of live video for public safety personnel in Maryland, the National Capital Region (NCR), the Potomac and Chesapeake Bay, its tributaries, and beyond. Video sharing in the program has grown from 847 highway/street, port, police, transit, aerial, mobile, and portable cameras to 19,604 video streams, the majority of which are sensitive video streams. The program continues to grow with 231 partner organizations across FEMA region 3.
Prior to 2013, Sonya worked as a Senior IT Consultant, in the Public sector, in various roles including project management, business analysis, and as a project lead for Implementation and Organizational Change Management. Sonya also worked for over 20 years in the Private sector in various roles including: operations management, leading IT projects for IT-based company initiatives, designing, developing, and implementing custom applications, managing vendors and COTS applications, and coordinating all aspects of IT with all levels of management and users.
Sonya has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.