The Department’s Fusion Center Engagement and Information Sharing Strategy document outlines a multi-year commitment to supporting our law enforcement and homeland security partners in states and cities nationwide, and describes how DHS enables information sharing vital to fusion centers’ missions and our national security.
The National Network of Fusion Centers brings critical context and value to homeland security and law enforcement that no other federal or local organization can replicate. Fusion centers are focal points for gathering, analyzing, and disseminating threat-related information between SLTT governments and the private sector, and serve as an essential element of our decentralized and distributed homeland security and counterterrorism architecture. As DHS engages, supports, and shares information with fusion centers in collaboration with other federal partners, we enhance and bolster opportunities to strengthen partnerships, build and maintain trust, and ensure solid foundations for our common mission to protect the Homeland.
The Department’s Fusion Center Engagement and Information Sharing Strategy encompasses three key goals:
- Advancing Information Sharing
- Strengthening Collaboration and Partnerships
- Providing Programmatic Support and Guidance to Fusion Centers