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 NFCA EXISTS TO:
- Provide an independent and consolidated voice for state and major urban area fusion centers;
- 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 process;
- 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 all 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 first responders."
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"
NATIONAL FUSION CENTER ASSOCIATION LEADERSHIP
President - Mike Sena
Vice-President - Steve Hewitt
Treasurer - Thom Kirk
Secretary - Alberto Martinez
Northeast Regional Co-ChairsSoutheast Regional Co-Chairs
David Carabin and Walt Smith
Central Regional Co-Chairs
Chris DeRemer and Bill Roche
Kristi Gordon and Jay Moseley
Southwest Regional Co-Chairs
Dale Avant and Matthew Greer
Rocky Mountain Regional Co-Chairs
Anne Dormady and Kristina Bomba
Pacific Regional Co-Chairs
Leslie Gardner and Dan Mahoney
Executive Director - Glenn L. Archer III