Annual Training Event
The National Fusion Center Annual Training Event brings together fusion center personnel, federal and local partners and valued corporate sponsors to share innovative ideas and business practices to enhance fusion center capabilities and the National Network’s contribution to public safety. With our 2020 shift to a virtual event, we look forward to broader participation by fusion center personnel and welcome members of other law enforcement associations to join us. This year’s event comprises three days of keynote speakers, breakout sessions on topics related to current day public safety challenges and the terrorism threat picture, our annual awards ceremony and opportunities to network with our private sector partners.
2019 CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS
The 2019 conference, which was a resounding success, featured a number of prominent keynote speakers including Office of the Director of National Intelligence Deputy Director Lt. General Karen Gibson, Department of Homeland Security Undersecretary David Glawe, Federal Bureau of Investigation Deputy Director David Bowdich, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Acting Deputy Director Regina Lombardo.
Thank you to everyone who attended 2019 conference, and a special thank you to everyone who worked so hard behind the scenes to make it the most successful NFCA Annual Training Event yet. Another great year of training, sharing business practice and innovative ideas is anticipated and the conference planning team is looking forward to surpassing the many accomplishments of last year’s event.
Each year during the Annual Training Event, the NFCA honors the work, sacrifice, and professional excellence of fusion centers and individuals dedicated to protecting the nation. Individuals who have displayed special dedication to the mission of the fusion centers are awarded one of the following awards: the Excellence in the Field of Analysis Award,the Michael Schooler Critical Infrastructure Protection Award, Excellence in the Field of Cyber Protection, Fusion Center Director of the Year, Fusion Center Employee of the Year, Fusion Center of the Year, Excellence in the Field of Fusion Center Outreach, Best Collaborative Effort, HSIN Intel Award, the Life Time Achievement Award, the Terrorism Screening Center (TSC) Award, the Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Award, the Maritime Domain Awareness Award, and the David Sobczyk Nationwide SAR Initiative Award.
Maritime Domain Awareness Award- Accepted by Dale Avant on Behalf of the Texas Fusion Center
Director of the Year- Leslie Gardner, San Diego Law Enforcement Coordination Center
Excellence in the Field of Fusion Center Outreach- Lindsey Shaw, Colorado Information Analysis Center
Excellence in the Field of Analysis Award- Jonathan Hill, OCIAC
The 2019 Fusion Center Employee of the Year- Pamela D. Browning, The Pennsylvania Criminal Intelligence Center
The David Sobczyk NSI Memorial Award- Melissa Mumma, The Pennsylvania Criminal Intelligence Center
HSIN Intel Partnership Award- Accepted by Al Robbins on behalf of Central Florida Intelligence Exchange (CFIX)
HSIN Intel Partnership Award- Accepted by Michael Wellck on behalf of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
The Michael Schooler Critical Infrastructure Award- Clinton Ladd, The Texas Fusion Center
Best Collaborative Effort- Accepted by Major Daniel Engelhardt on behalf of New Jersey ROIC & the Drug Monitoring and Analysis Center
Excellence in the Field of Cyber Protection Award- Hanna Bennet, Utah Statewide Information and Analysis Center
Fusion Center of the Year- Joint Regional Intelligence Center