The 2018 Excellence in the Field of Fusion Center Outreach was awarded to Special Agent Austin White of the Virginia Fusion Center.
Mr. White has worked for the Virginia State Police for 11 years. He is now assigned to the Virginia Fusion Center and is responsible for outreach activities related to the Fusion Liaison Officer Training Program. In his role as an outreach officer, Mr. White finds himself traveling all over Virginia to conduct training for a variety of stakeholders. This year, his audiences have included FBI InfraGaurd chapters, Rotary Clubs, Chambers of Commerce, faith-based groups, and other non-traditional partners. The program with the greatest impact is the "Suspicious Activity Recognition and Reporting for Churches" training. Mr. White has presented this curriculum multiple times to groups larger than 200 people.