To 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 order to promote the development
and sustainment of fusion centers to enhance public safety; encourage effective, efficient, ethical, lawful, and
professional intelligence and information sharing; and prevent and reduce the harmful effects of crime and terrorism
on victims, individuals, and communities.
The Association exists to:
Provide an independent and consolidated voice for state and major urban area fusion
Maintain the focus of state, tribal, local, and federal governments on the needs of the fusion centers;
Represent fusion center concerns to the federal government through an education
Provide support for the development of effective fusion center policy for the nation's
state and local government elected officials and tribal leaders;
Serve as a catalyst for the careful consideration and promotion of effective and
efficient fusion center policies and practices;
Advocate for the commitment of adequate resources to support a national, integrated
network of state and major urban area fusion centers; and
Coordinate between and among the different branches and levels of government and
promote broad philosophical agreement.
Services Provided by NFCA Members
Sustainment of Fusion Center Operations
Collaboration between Homeland Security Partners
Protection of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
PROVIDING A VOICE FOR THE NATIONAL FUSION CENTER NETWORK:
"These centers analyze information and identify trends to share timely
intelligence with federal, state, and local law enforcement including DHS, which then further shares this information
with other members of the Intelligence Community. In turn, DHS provides relevant and appropriate threat information
from the Intelligence Community back to the fusion centers. Today, there are 72 state- and locally-run fusion centers
in operation across the nation, up from a handful in 2006. Our goal is to make every one of these fusion centers
a center of analytic excellence that provides useful, actionable information about threats to law enforcement and
Testimony of DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano Before the United States House
of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, "Understanding the Homeland Threat Landscape - Considerations
for the 112th Congress"
Senate Committee on
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
"Ten Years After 9/11: A Status Report
on Information Sharing"
Director Brooks' testimony at Senate Hearing
Director Brooks responds to Senator Lieberman
- October 12, 2011
Fusion Center Staff in Boston and across the Country Tirelessly Support Boston Investigation Posted by Mike Sena, President of the National Fusion Center Association on Friday, April 26, 2013
As President of the National Fusion Center Association, I want to tell the nation about the hard work that our fusion centers do every day to protect citizens across the United States. Usually in the background, the dedicated men and women who work in fusion centers are always ready to surge to support a crisis. Last week reminded us all of the continued threats and need for fusion centers.
In particular, I want to tell the public about the incredible work that Fusion Center Director David Carabin’s staff at the Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC)—Boston’s designated fusion center—have been doing to support the investigation. As Dave told me last week, “I have the best sworn and non-sworn staff on the planet. I have to force them to leave and get rest. They are the smartest and most dedicated people I have ever worked with.” Dave is one of the best and brightest in the National Network of Fusion Centers and I know that under his leadership and the guidance of Superintendant Paul Fitzgerald, they have done and are doing everything possible to support the analysis and processing of information related to the investigation.
The Massachusetts Commonwealth Fusion Center staff also made a significant difference through their support of the investigation and the BRIC. They were there throughout each step to help investigators hunt down the suspects.
I want to applaud the staff of both fusion centers for everything they have done and will continue to do to improve our network from the lessons learned.
I would also like to personally thank FBI Deputy Assistant Director Kerry Sleeper and DHS Deputy Undersecretary Scott McAllister for their efforts and the efforts of their staff to keep the National Network of Fusion Centers informed and up to speed on the activities this past week.
We have come a long way from where we were on September 11th, but during this crisis, we have also seen areas where we can improve how we do business as fusion centers. We can only do this together with the full support of our federal, state, local, and tribal partners all pushing toward the same goals and objectives. We have much to learn and even more to contribute to the security of our communities. I am proud to be a part of the National Network of Fusion Centers and proud of the contributions of the BRIC.
Fusion Center Director Receives Highest National Civilian Intelligence Honor
Alexandria, VA - The National Fusion Center Association is proud to announce that Ronald E. Brooks, Director of the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center and the Northern California High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, was awarded the National Intelligence Distinguished Public Service Medal by Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper during a ceremony on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at DNI headquarters in Virginia.
JOINT STATEMENT - International Association of Chiefs of Police - National Sheriffs Association - Major Cities Chiefs - Major County Sheriffs Association - National Governors Association Homeland Security Advisors Council - National Narcotics Officers Coalitions Association - National Fusion Center Association - Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies
The nation's law enforcement and state leaders strongly disagree with the recently released report titled Federal Support for and Involvement in State and Local Fusion Centers. Simply put, the report displays a fundamental disconnect and severe misunderstanding of the federal government's role in supporting state and locally owned and operated fusion centers and the critical role that fusion centers play in the national counterterrorism effort. Read more >>