Effective prevention efforts depend on the ability of all levels and sectors of government, as well as private industry, to collect, analyze, disseminate, and use homeland security and crime-related information and intelligence. Accordingly, the establishment of a network of fusion centers to facilitate effective nationwide information sharing is a top priority.
To assist in the development of this capability, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have partnered to offer a series of fusion center technical assistance services. These services have been developed based on the input and guidance of the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global), and the Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council (CICC) and are delivered by a group of subject-matter experts with experience in the development and operation of fusion centers.
The Institute for Intergovernmental Research coordinates the receipt of program requests and facilitates many of the services offered. To access a list of training and technical assistance resources available through this program, visit the National Criminal Intelligence Resource Center (NCIRC) site.