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Countering Violent Extremism

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About Fusion Centers

Fusion centers bring critical value and context to homeland security that no other federal, state, or local organization can replicate. 

Countering Violent Extremism

Since September 11, 2001, the changing nature of the terrorist threat has meant that lone offenders or small groups may be radicalized to violence without tripping the alarms that law enforcement and intelligence agencies have put in place.

Boston Marathon Two Years Later…A Coordinated Effort for Security

Today, approximately 30,000 runners and 500,000 spectators gathered for the 119th Boston Marathon. Since the tragic events of April 15, 2013, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and local officials in the Boston area have strengthened partnerships and coordination to improve overall event security.


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