HSPI Survey Criticizes Fusion Centers’ Analytical Capabilities; Says Excessive Suspicious Activity Reporting Hinders (gwumc.edu)

June 26, 2012 12:00 am

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“Counterterrorism Intelligence: Fusion Center Perspectives,” published by the Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI) at George Washington University, found that more than half of fusion centers surveyed cited analytical skills as their most critical shortcoming. The report concludes that excessive suspicious activity reporting (SAR) overwhelms fusion centers with “white noise,” and recommends limiting SAR collection in favor of threat-based investigation and analysis.

http://www.gwumc.edu/hspi/policy/researchbrief902_ctisrfusioncenters612.cfm

To read the report: http://www.gwumc.edu/hspi/policy/HSPI%20Counterterrorism%20Intelligence%20-%20Fusion%20Center%20Perspectives%206-26-12.pdf

To learn more about fusion centers: https://www.aclu.org/spy-files/more-about-fusion-centers

To learn more about Suspicious Activity Reports: https://www.aclu.org/spy-files/more-about-suspicious-activity-reporting

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