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.
National Fusion Center Network: Helping Protect America
The NFCA annual training event was held November 5 - 7, 2013, in Alexandria, Virginia.
The conference featured a full range of plenary and breakout sessions. Featured speakers included the Honorable Rand Beers Acting Secretary, of the Department of Homeland Security, and the Honorable James Comey Director of the FBI. The training event was attended by Directors, Operational Managers and Lead Analysts from all the Fusion Centers in the National Network, as well as many other stakeholder organizations.
Former Fusion Center Director is recognized by Attorney General Holder
The William French Smith Award for Outstanding Contributions to Cooperative Law Enforcement is an honorary award granted to recognize state and local law enforcement officials who have made significant contributions to cooperative law enforcement endeavors. This year's award is presented to Timothy J. Johnstone, Executive Director of the Sacramento Regional Threat Assessment Center of the Central California Intelligence Center, for his development of the office's "Fusion Center" model in the Eastern District of California. With his leadership, more than 250 law enforcement agencies over 88,000 square miles and 34 counties have been able to communicate effectively with one another on key law enforcement planning matters.