The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) conducts the annual Fusion Center Assessment to provide a comprehensive picture of the performance of the National Network of Fusion Centers (National Network), measure the effectiveness of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant funding, and guide partners to invest in mission areas with the greatest potential benefit to the entire homeland. The Assessment primarily evaluates fusion centers' adherence to selected performance measures. It also strives to ensure functional consistency across the National Network, regardless of fusion center size, scope, geography, or mission.
As a result of the steady progress since 2011, the 2015 fusion center assessment concluded that the National Network had reached maturity. This conclusion led to the closeout of measures focused on the National Network's achievement of critical operational capabilities (COCs) and enabling capabilities (ECs). Beginning in 2016, the Assessment, focused on evaluating the National Network based on performance measures developed by a DHS-led working group of fusion center directors.
The 2018 Final Report provides an overview of fusion center resources, products and services, as well as an overview of information sharing and event support provided by the National Network.
|2018 Fusion Center Assessment||1.41 MB||05/08/2020|
Last Published Date: May 14, 2020