Video Education Series

The National Fusion Center Association (NFCA) has partnered with federal agencies and fusion centers across the country to develop informational videos highlighting the key role that fusion centers play and how they address the needs and concerns of their communities. Below is a list of the five videos that have been released to date, which can be reviewed or downloaded via the links provided below for use in meetings, trainings or recruitment efforts. Additional videos are under development and will be released in the near future.

Introduction to the Network of National Fusion Centers

Fusion centers are the central hub to collect, analyze, and dissemination information and intelligence between all levels of government. This video defines the role of fusion centers and the unique ways in which they support their communities. This video also highlights how fusion centers work to build lasting relationships with a wide array of partners, emphasizing the role information sharing places in keeping communities safe.

Coordination Between Field Based Information Sharing Entities

Fusion Centers, Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS), High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA), and Joint Terrorism Task Forces all have unique missions, but work collaboratively and in coordination with state, local, tribal and territorial officials to protect communities. This video highlights the different roles these entities play, and how they work together in the prevention of criminal and terrorist threats to the homeland.

Fusion Centers: Bringing Organization to the Chaos

The attacks on September 11, 2001, exposed a need for more extensive partnerships and information sharing across all levels of government. This video describes how fusion centers met that need and the role they play in responding to mass casualty incidents, assisting first responders, and sharing information with key stakeholders. The video also highlights the organized approach fusion centers bring to incidents or unplanned events through established resources and trusted partnerships s between fusion centers and their local, state, federal, tribal, territorial and private sector partners.

Fusion Center Liaison Officer (FLO) Programs

Fusion Liaison Officer (FLO) Programs are integral to the fusion process and enhance the flow of information inside and outside our centers. This video discusses FLO programs and how they operate across the country. This video also highlights the multi-disciplinary agencies that work together within fusion centers with the overall goal of protecting the homeland. The video further highlights the role of FLO programs in threat identification, comprehensive analysis, and information sharing throughout the National Network of Fusion Centers.

Fusion Centers & Preventing Threats to the Homeland

Fusion centers were created with the goal of identifying and preventing threats to the homeland. Fusion centers are the central point where communication occurs across jurisdictions and boundaries to continually to aid in the protection of the homeland. This video discusses the mission of fusion centers and how they collaboratively work with local, state, federal, tribal, territorial and private sector partners to proactively prevent criminal or terroristic threats. The video also highlights how intelligence and information are gathered, and the importance of
suspicious activity reporting.

Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties

Fusion Centers prioritize the protection of privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties as a key
component of their information and intelligence sharing mission. To ensure these obligations
are met, each fusion center has a privacy policy, designated privacy officer and undergoes
privacy training. This video discusses some of the ways fusion centers integrate privacy
considerations into their day-to-day responsibilities, why it is important that they do so, and the
proactive steps taken by centers across the Network to build relationships within their
communities to share how they safeguard privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties while protecting
public safety.