Presentation on theme: "Integrated Justice/Homeland Security Topical Discussion: Data Fusion Centers SEARCH Membership Group Meeting July 23, 2004."— Presentation transcript:
Integrated Justice/Homeland Security Topical Discussion: Data Fusion Centers SEARCH Membership Group Meeting July 23, 2004
Fusion Center An organized structure to coalesce data and information for the purpose of analyzing, linking and disseminating intelligence. Structured and unstructured data is extracted Data is fused and analyzed to generate intelligence products and summaries for tactical, operational and strategic decisionmakers
Types of Analysis Association Charting Temporal Charting Spatial Charting Link Analysis Financial Analysis Content Analysis Correlation Analysis
Federal Examples Terrorist Threat Integration Center (TTIC) Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN)/Joint Regional Information Exchanges System (JRIES) Law Enforcement Online (LEO)/RISS DEA Fusion Center FBI CJIS N-DEx Program?
State Activities Arizona California Anti- Terrorism Intelligence Center Florida Georgia Information sharing and Analysis Center Illinois State Terrorism Intelligence Center Iowa Minnesota Information Sharing Analysis Center New Jersey State Police Terrorism Unit Upstate New York Regional Intelligence Center
Speakers Agent Steve Ponsetto Intelligence Section Iowa Department of Public Safety Chief Mark Zadra, Chief Office of Investigations Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Goals Learn about Iowa and Florida Initiatives Understand how they are leveraging existing efforts How they coincide with other information gathering/sharing mandates Conflicts? Concerns? Policy issues
Iowa Fusion Center Concept Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program (LETPP)
Iowa Homeland Security Advisory Council Following the 911 Event Iowa established an Advisory Council to enhance the State’s capability to coordinate the implementation of the Iowa Homeland Security Initiative.
Advisory Council – Information and Intelligence Sharing Taskforce In the Spring of 2002, a number of agencies were asked to participate in an Information and Intelligence Sharing task force. The purpose of the task force was to make recommendations for sharing intelligence and information between critical sectors of law enforcement, public and environmental health, agriculture, private enterprise, and emergency management.
Department of Homeland Security Grant Program FY-04 Three Parts FY 2004 SHSGP ($22, 650,000) - The FY 2004 State Homeland Security Grant Program is being provided to enhance the capability of State and local agencies to prevent and respond to incidents of terrorism. FY 2004 LETPP ($6,721,000) - The Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program (LETPP) is the result of a concerted effort to increase the level of funding available for prevention efforts, and the law enforcement communities to provide a conduit for terrorism intervention. FY 2004 CCP ($470,000) - provides funds to Citizen Corps Councils with planning, outreach, and management of Citizen Corps programs and activities.
Fusion Center System The Fusion Center is a centrally focused system that is regionalized in function to serve as the “ clearing house ” for all potentially relevant domestically generated homeland security data and information to ensure interpretation, assessment and preventive actions.
Workgroup Key Tasks/Principles Ensure that Iowa’s Fusion Center Concept is a solid strategic investment. Ensure that Iowa’s Fusion Center Concept builds upon current capabilities. Ensure that Iowa’s Fusion Center Concept contributes to the sustainability of Iowa’s homeland security strategies. Ensure to the maximum extent possible that Iowa’s Fusion Center Concept contributes to the prevention of terrorist attacks.
Workgroup Observations Most pressing resource needs are related to personnel and professional services Law enforcement has the existing backbone and capability to build from (LEIN and ODCP)
Workgroup Recommended COA LEIN Backbone State Hub Regional Center Regional Center Regional Center Regional Center Regional Center Regional Center Regional Center Regional Center Regional Center Regional Center Regional Center Regional Center
LEIN Information Management Multi-agency Information Exchange JTTFs Drug Task Forces Public Safety, Homeland Security, and Private Sector Organizations LEIN Investigative Support & Analysis LEIN Regional Operations State Hub LEIN CCA/ State Intel Bureau State Hub LEIN CCA/ State Intel Bureau 24 x 7 Statewide Watch Center Statewide Intelligence Analysis Workgroup Recommended COA LEIN Backbone
Fusion Center - Statewide Strategic Intelligence “Business-hours” staffing, call-out capabilities Research support for senior executives and decision makers, Course of Action development and recommendations Proactively use intelligence to identify and define key threat problems and issues Prepare and deliver information and decision briefings for senior executives and other decision makers Maintains a forward-looking perspective to support strategic planning and identification of threats, opportunities, trends, and emerging issues
Fusion Center - Information Management “Business-hours” staffing; call-out capabilities Maintains the information systems Coordinates the flow of data and information Enrolls and trains info system users Enters data into databases, and posts information on web- based systems. Ensures that stored data meets all data and quality standards, (including privacy and civil liberties protections) Acquires and maintains access to various government and commercial data systems
Fusion Center - Regional Operations Support (includes 6 Regions) Multi-functional Analysts Info gathering, sharing, intel ops LEIN task force support Liaison (task forces, other disciplines) Critical asset assessments Training, briefings
Fusion Center - Watch Center Around-the-clock State Communications capability Takes or directs “after-hours” emergency calls May disseminate notifications and alerts, indicators and warnings Communications liaison with State Emergency Operations
Iowa Fusion Center Concept We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know Steven L. Ponsetto, DCI Special Agent Iowa Department of Public Safety Intelligence Bureau Wallace State Office Building – 3 rd Floor Des Moines, Iowa 50319 1-800-308-5983