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Fusion Centers Face Staffing and Data Sharing Hurdles

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By Eric Holdeman of ICF International and published in his column, "Eric's Corner," in the Spring 2008 issue of Emergency Management Magazine. Fusion Centers have been established in states and large metropolitan areas to better coordinate the sharing of intelligence information so as to perhaps prevent another terrorist attack on the United States. These Fusion Centers have representatives from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. While they sit together in the same building, they still need to learn to share more than the same coffee pot. Progress has been made, but much more needs to be done to eliminate the turf war that exists between agencies and levels of government.

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Published: Jun 1, 2008
Author: Eric Holdeman
Source: Emergency Management Magazine

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