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  • Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CIKR): Protection Capabilities for Fusion Centers [December 2008] [An Appendix to the 'Baseline Capabilities for State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers']
    "This document identifies the capabilities necessary for state and major urban area fusion centers (fusion centers) to establish a critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR) protection analytic capability that supports in… more
    2008-12
    4427KB
  • DHS Announces New Information-Sharing Tool to Help Fusion Centers Combat Terrorism [September 14, 2009]
    "The Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Defense (DoD) today announced an initiative to grant select state and major urban area fusion center personnel access to classified terrorism-related information residing in DoD's… more
    2009-09-14
    36KB
  • 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.
    2010-03
    1150KB
  • Health Security: Public Health and Medical Integration for Fusion Centers: An Appendix to the Baseline Capabilities for State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers
    "This document identifies the recommended actions for state and major urban area fusion centers (fusion centers) to integrate the public health and health care (PH/ HC) community into the fusion process. Development of this ca… more
    2011-07
    1744KB
  • Fire Service Integration for Fusion Centers: An Appendix to the Baseline Capabilities for State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers
    "This document identifies recommended actions and guidance for state and major urban area fusion centers (fusion centers) to effectively integrate the fire service into the fusion process. Within the context of this document, t… more
    2010-04
    1242KB
  • Baseline Capabilities for State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers: A Supplement to the Fusion Center Guidelines
    "This document identifies the baseline capabilities for fusion centers and the operational standards necessary to achieve each of the capabilities. It is an addendum to the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Global Justice Inf… more
    2008-09
    3153KB
  • Baseline Capabilities for State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers: A Supplement to the 'Fusion Center Guidelines'
    "This document identifies the baseline capabilities for fusion centers and the operational standards necessary to achieve each of the capabilities. It is an addendum to the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Global Justice Inf… more
    2008-09
    3320KB
  • DHS/DOJ Fusion Process Technical Assistance Program and Services: Considerations for Fusion Center and Emergency Operations Center Coordination: Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 502
    "This document provides State and Major Urban Area fusion center and EOC [Emergency Operations Center] officials with guidance for coordination between fusion centers and EOCs. It outlines the roles of fusion centers and EOCs w… more
    2010-05
    4716KB
  • DHS' Role in State and Local Fusion Centers Is Evolving
    "In June 2006, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security signed an implementation plan to support state and local fusion centers and designated the Office of Intelligence and Analysis as the executive agent for mana… more
    2008-12
    1508KB
  • Colorado's Fusion Center Recognized at National Fusion Center Conference [February 23, 2010]
    "The Colorado Information and Analysis Center, an FBI agent assigned to the Joint Regional Intelligence Center in Los Angeles and the deputy director of the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center won awards at the Nat… more
    2010-02-23
    26KB
  • Fusion Center Technology Resources Road Map: Elements of an Enterprise Architecture for State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers
    "The function of a fusion center is to provide a collection, analysis, and dissemination point for classified and unclassified data relevant to terrorism and potentially other crimes and 'all-hazards' intelligence approaches. In… more
    2009-04
    870KB
  • 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.
    2005-09
    936KB
  • Fusion Center Guidelines: Developing and Sharing Information and Intelligence in a New Era: Guidelines for Establishing and Operating Fusion Centers at the Local, State, and Federal Levels [Executive Summary]
    "The need to develop and share information and intelligence across all levels of government has significantly changed over the last few years. The longstanding information sharing challenges among law enforcement agencies, pub… more
    2006-08
    1312KB
  • DHS' Efforts To Coordinate and Enhance Its Support and Information Sharing with Fusion Centers
    "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) coordinates activities to improve information sharing efforts among federal, state, local, and tribal government agencies and the private sector as required by the Homeland Security A… more
    2011-11
    5373KB
  • Comparative Analysis of Fusion Center Outreach to Fire and EMS Agencies
    From the thesis abstract: "Fire and EMS responders have had little involvement with fusion center operations, and this directly impacts the country's safety. Only a handful of fusion centers have integrated the fire and emerge… more
    Goldstein, Scott E.
    2015-12
    694KB
  • Fusion Center Guidelines: Developing and Sharing Information and Intelligence in a New World - Guidelines for Establishing and Operating Fusion Centers at the Local, State, Tribal, and Federal Level [July 2005, Version 1]
    "How can law enforcement, public safety, and private entities embrace a collaborative process to improve intelligence sharing and, ultimately, increase the ability to detect, prevent, and solve crimes while safeguarding our ho… more
    2005-07
    3215KB
  • DHS/DOJ Fusion Process Technical Assistance Program and Services: Considerations for Fusion Center and Emergency Operations Center Coordination: Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 502 [DRAFT]
    "In order for there to be successful interfacing and cooperation between fusion centers and emergency operations centers (EOCs), a familiarity should be built with each other's roles and capabilities. In addition to understandi… more
    2009-09
    657KB
  • Federal Support for Involvement in State and Local Fusion Centers, Majority and Minority Staff Report, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, United States Senate
    This Majority and Minority Staff Report was issued by Senators Carl Levin and Tom Coburn of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. From the Executive Summa… more
    2012-10-03
    3691KB
  • Fusion Centers: Issues and Options for Congress [Updated July 6, 2007]
    "The value proposition for fusion centers is that by integrating various streams of information and intelligence, including that flowing from the federal government, state, local, and tribal governments, as well as the private… more
    Masse, Todd; Rollins, John; O'Neil, Siobhan
    2007-07-06
    1347KB
  • Fusion Center Guidelines: Developing and Sharing Information and Intelligence in a New Era, Guidelines for Establishing and Operating Fusion Centers at the Local, State, and Federal Levels
    "The need to develop and share information and intelligence across all levels of government has significantly changed over the last few years. The long-standing information sharing challenges among law enforcement agencies, pu… more
    2005
    6273KB
  • Fusion Center Guidelines: Developing and Sharing Information and Intelligence in a New Era: Guidelines for Establishing and Operating Fusion Centers at the Local, State, and Federal Levels
    "The need to develop and share information and intelligence across all levels of government has significantly changed over the last few years. The long-standing information sharing challenges among law enforcement agencies, pu… more
    2006-08?
    6028KB
  • Homeland Security: Federal Efforts Are Helping to Alleviate Some Challenges Encountered by State and Local Information Fusion Centers, Report to Congressional Committees
    "In general, a fusion center is a collaborative effort to detect, prevent, investigate, and respond to criminal and terrorist activity. Recognizing that fusion centers are a mechanism for information sharing, the federal gover… more
    2007-10
    1224KB
  • Rhode Island State Fusion Center [website]
    "The Rhode Island State Fusion Center was founded in 2005 following the identification of intelligence shortfalls after 9/11. The Fusion Center, which is under the command of a Rhode Island State Police Lieutenant, is staffed … more
    14KB
  • Developing a Model Fusion Center to Enhance Information Sharing
    From the thesis abstract: "Fusion Centers are in a unique position to provide the necessary collaborative space to bring the federal intelligence community together with state, local and tribal initiatives to support homeland … more
    Smith, Walter E.
    2011-12
    639KB
  • Examination of State and Local Fusion Centers and Data Collection Methods
    From the thesis abstract: "This research will focus on fusion centers, particularly the expectation of state and local fusion centers and their role. How will fusion centers add to the national effort to protect the Homeland, … more
    Nenneman, Milton
    2008-03
    677KB
  • 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.
    2012-09
    477KB
  • Strengthening the Value of the National Network of Fusion Centers by Leveraging Specialization: Defining 'Centers of Analytical Excellence'
    From the abstract: "This article reports on the main findings of a project sponsored by the National Fusion Center Association to more precisely define the term 'Centers of Analytic Excellence.' Secretary Janet Napolitano, Dep… more
    Abold, Justin Lewis; Guidetti, Raymond A.; Keyer, Doug
    2012-06
    1090KB
  • Summary of Fusion Centers: Core Issues and Options for Congress [September 19, 2007]
    "This report summarizes the main points of CRS Report RL34070, Fusion Centers: Issues and Options for Congress, by Todd Masse, Siobhan O'Neil, and John Rollins. It highlights the value proposition of such centers, as well as t… more
    Masse, Todd; Rollins, John
    2007-09-19
    319KB
  • Eyes of the Storm: Can Fusion Centers Play a Crucial Role During the Response Phase of Natural Disasters Through Collaborative Relationships with Emergency Operations Centers?
    From the thesis abstract: "Through the maturation of the national network of fusion centers, processes and capabilities originally designed to detect and thwart terrorist attacks are now applied to disaster responses. The fusi… more
    Coyle, Timothy P.
    2014-09
    2462KB
  • Fusion Center Technology Guide
    "Fusion centers provide essential contributions towards protecting our communities by providing timely, accurate, and actionable information. This information enables public safety and government leaders to make sound management… more
    2009-04
    1153KB
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