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Hearings and Testimony

  • Serial No. 111-15: The Future of Fusion Centers: Potential Promise and Dangers: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing, and Terrorism Risk Assessment of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, First Session, April 1, 2009
    From the opening statement of Jane Harman: "This committee has said this many times that it won't be a bureaucrat in Washington who will thwart the next terror attack. It will be a cop on the beat, familiar with the rhythms and… more

Issues and Trends

  • Network Fusion: Information and Intelligence Sharing for a Networked World
    "An innovative design for sharing information and intelligence is found in the form of network fusion, which encourages collaboration across multiple disciplines by leveraging technology to connect the unconnected at classifie… more
    Pfeifer, Joseph W.


  • Federated Search Tools in Fusion Centers: Bridging Databases in the Information Sharing Environment
    From the thesis abstract: "This research utilized a semi-structured survey instrument delivered to subject matter experts within the national network of fusion centers and employed a constant comparison method to analyze the s… more
    Wormet, Jody R.
  • Fusion 2.0: The Next Generation of Fusion in California: Aligning State and Regional Fusion Centers
    "A growing number of states have created multiple fusion centers, including California. In addition to having a state fusion center, California has four regional centers statewide. Each center is separately governed, but intend… more
    MacGregor, David S.
  • Fusion Centers and Federalism: Erosion or Enhancement?
    From the thesis abstract: "This thesis examines the broader federalism implications of fusion centers. From a constitutional perspective, these bodies matter because they stand squarely at the crossroads of federal, state, law… more
    Fries, Thomas E.
  • Fusion Centers: Securing America's Heartland from Threats
    From the thesis abstract: "The attacks of September 11, 2001, were a wakeup call for the United States. In the aftermath, the U.S. government created the Department of Homeland Security to coordinate the efforts of securing the… more
    Saari, Shane C.
  • State and Local Intelligence Fusion Centers: An Evaluative Approach in Modeling a State Fusion Center
    "In the final report on the attacks of September 11, 2001, the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9/11 Commission) found that the attacks were successful in part because information was not shared… more
    Forsyth, William A.


  • National Fusion Center Association [website]
    The mission of the National Fusion Center Association is "[t]o represent the interests of state and major urban area fusion centers, as well as associated interests of states, tribal nations, and units of local government, in … more