How many DHS fusion centers are there?
79 fusion centers
As of February 2018, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security recognized 79 fusion centers. Fusion centers may also be affiliated with an Emergency Operations Center that responds in the event of a disaster.
What is the foundational guidance for fusion centers?
In 2004 and 2005, when many states began creating fusion centers, there were no standards or guidelines in place to help fusion centers develop common capabilities and processes for information sharing with federal, local, and private sector partners.
What Is Wrong With Fusion Centers?
Fusion centers are hobbled by excessive secrecy, which limits public oversight, impairs their ability to acquire essential information and impedes their ability to fulfill their stated mission, bringing their ultimate value into doubt.
What is a DHS fusion center?
“A fusion center is a collaborative effort of two or more agencies that provide resources, expertise and information to the center with the goal of maximizing their ability to detect, prevent, investigate, and respond to criminal and terrorist activity.”
What does the fusion center do in Florida?
The Network of Florida Fusion Centers works together statewide on gathering, processing, analyzing, and disseminating of terrorism, law enforcement, and homeland security information.
Who is the National Association of fusion centers?
The NFCA is an association that represents all of the fusion centers located across the country that make up the National Network.
Where does money come from for fusion centers?
The Department of Homeland Security, working with the Department of Justice, has developed guidelines for the centers that address performance, privacy, governance, and other areas. Fusion centers can receive funding through grant programs that FEMA administers, but the funding must be used to improve shortcomings in meeting these standards.
How many fusion centers are there in the FBI?
FBI representation. We currently have 114 FBI employees working in 38 fusion centers—about 36 percent are agents, 61 percent are intelligence analysts, and the rest are in positions such as language and financial analysts. Fourteen of these centers are co-located with an FBI Field Intelligence Group or Joint Terrorism Task Force.