Per Section 2006 of the Homeland Security Act, FEMA ensures that at least 25 percent of grant funding appropriated for State Homeland Security Programs and UASI is used for law enforcement terrorism prevention activities, including support for state and local fusion centers.
Department of Homeland Security Fusion Center Engagement and Information Sharing Strategy for 2022–2026
The Department's Fusion Center Engagement and Information Sharing Strategy document outlines a multi-year commitment to supporting our law enforcement and homeland security partners in states and cities nationwide, and describes how DHS enables information sharing vital to fusion centers’ missions and our national security.
Written testimony of FEMA for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response & Communications hearing titled “Securing Our Communities: Federal Support to High-Risk Urban Areas”
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Grant Programs Directorate Assistant Administrator Thomas DiNanno addresses the critical role of the Department’s homeland security grant programs in assisting the Nation in preventing, preparing for and responding to terrorist attacks.
Written testimony of I&A for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response & Communications hearing titled “Securing Our Communities: Federal Support to High-Risk Urban Areas”
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS ) Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) Acting Principal Deputy Under Secretary Brian Murphy addresses the current threat environment and how I&A shares intelligence with state and local partners to support their important work of keeping local communities safe.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A), in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance, is committed to helping fusion centers uphold rigorous Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties (P/CRCL) standards through:
The Assessment is a critical element of FCPP and represents the DHS' commitment to enhance domestic counterterrorism and information sharing capabilities.
In 2004 and 2005, when many states began creating fusion centers, there were no standards or guidelines in place to help fusion centers develop common capabilities and processes for information sharing with federal, local, and private sector partners.
The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), provides fusion centers with resources, training, and other coordinated services in support of strengthening the National Network.
DHS, in coordination with its interagency partners, Fusion Center Directors, and other fusion center stakeholders, manages the Fusion Center Performance Program (FCPP), which is designed to evaluate the capability and performance of the National Network of Fusion Centers (National Network). A major component of the FCPP is the annual Fusion Center Assessment (Assessment).
The FCPP provides a picture of the National Network’s performance, helps to measure the effectiveness of FEMA Grant Funding, and guides partners to invest in mission areas with the greatest potential benefit to the entire homeland.