DHS group to coordinate info-sharing

The Homeland Security Department will establish a new coordinating group this week to manage information-sharing with state, local and tribal fusion centers, Lora Becker, the group's new director, said today.

The group of about 15 personnel will begin work Thursday in the Liberty Crossing Building at the National Counterterrorism Center in McLean, Va., said Becker. She made the announcement at a conference sponsored by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association in Washington.

The coordinating group will not provide initial crisis reporting, but once such information is disseminated the group will provide "analytic content and context" from federal sources to state, local and tribal fusion centers, Becker said. About 43 such centers are currently operating or are expected to open soon.

The coordinating group will complement and supplement other federal antiterrorism information sources, she said.

"There is a need for a unified federal voice, and that is what this is all about," Becker said. "We will not fuse information; we will fuse perspectives."

DHS also plans to establish an advisory group of state and local officials to provide advice and ideas to the coordinating group, she said.

About the Author

Alice Lipowicz is a staff writer covering government 2.0, homeland security and other IT policies for Federal Computer Week.

Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here
close

Trending

  • VIDEO: Explore the 2019 M&A Trends

    Editor Nick Wakeman interviews Kevin DeSanto of the investment bank KippsDeSanto about the highlights of their annual M&A survey and trends driving acquisitions in the federal space. Read More

  • PROJECT 38 PODCAST

    In our latest Project 38 Podcast, editor Nick Wakeman and senior staff writer Ross Wilkers discuss the major news events so far in 2019 and what major trends are on the horizon. Read More

contracts DB

Washington Technology Daily

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.