Fusion Centers are state-owned and operated centers that serve as focal points in states and major urban areas for the receipt, analysis, gathering and sharing of threat-related information between State, Local, Tribal and Territorial (SLTT), federal and private sector partners.
The Office of Intelligence & Analysis (I&A) exercises leadership and authority over intelligence policy and programs throughout the Department in partnership with the heads of Components.
In addition to five mission centers, I&A is equipped with three other intelligence elements: Current and Emerging Threats Center (CETC), Field Operations Division (FOD) and Homeland Identities, Targeting and Exploitation Center (HITEC).
Mission Centers serve as the Department’s center of gravity for intelligence-driven integration of analysis, technology, skills, and functions to counter the most critical threats facing the Homeland today.
As vital mission partners, fusion centers strengthen relationships with the federal government, local law enforcement, and the private sector in support of both all-crimes-all-hazards efforts and homeland security objectives.