The National Fusion Center Association (NFCA), with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as the executive agency for the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI), are proud sponsors of the David Sobczyk NSI Memorial Award.
David Sobczyk was known as a quiet professional who had a significant impact on national criminal intelligence and information sharing. He was a trailblazer in the fusion center world and a pioneer in the information-sharing environment. His work with the integrating the state and local information exchanges with federal systems through the National Network of Fusion Centers has had a lasting impact in safeguarding our nation.
The 2018 David Sobczyk NSI Memorial Award was awarded to Director Kristi Gordon from the Florida Fusion Center (FFC).
Director Gordon began her career with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in 1998. She has served in executive investigations working corruption cases and has served in leadership roles in the department's training and intelligence operations. Director Gordon currently serves the department as Chief of Intelligence and the Director of the Florida Fusion Center where she leads the department's general intelligence operations as well as the state's efforts to combat terrorism.
Director Gordon and her team's recent accomplishments include:
- The production of an online video explaining the role of fusion centers in the nation's effort to be proactive in its efforts to prevent a terrorist attack;
- The quadrupling of people in Florida trained in suspicious activity reporting;
- Instituting SAR briefings regarding fusion center business in the State of Florida, and
- Working with a multitude of agencies to institute SAR training in their learning management systems