CRCL recently exhibited and participated in the 2012 National Fusion Center Training Event, which took place in Phoenix, Arizona. The annual four-day conference provides a key forum for fusion center representatives and subject matter experts to share informaton on projects, best practices, and useful resources.
Secretary Napolitano delivered a keynote address to conference participants, which underscored the importance of collaboration among federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial partners within fusion centers as a means to advance hometown security. “Homeland security begins with hometown security, and fusion centers play a vital role in keeping communities safe all across America,” said Secretary Napolitano. “Fusion centers enhance hometown security in many ways – as they are uniquely well-positioned to help local officials better protect their communities from all threats, whether it is terrorism or other criminal activities.”
As part of the strategic training plan, CRCL provides rigorous privacy and civil rights training to fusion center personnel at the 77 state and major urban area fusion centers. CRCL is planning a training event for fusion center privacy officers that will take place this summer, and is on track to provide training in an additional 12 states by the close of fiscal year 2012.
Read more information on state and major urban area fusion centers.