Fusion Center

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Name: Fusion Center
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Coast guard cutbacks create security changes on the Ohio

Coast Guard cutbacks are sending a wave of changes through the Cincinnati detachment as new help is coming from above.The only boat the Coast Guard has stationed in Cincinnati will soon be shipped out to Louisville, Ky.Watch this storyLt. Christina Jones, ... [Published WLWT - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

WATCH: N.A. Poe interviews N.A. Poe on City Council run

Those who’ve been following along probably already know: Local comedian and marijuana legalization activist N.A. Poe is running on the Libertarian Party ticket for the May 20 special election resulting from former Councilman-at-Large Bill Green vacating ... [Published Philadelphia Weekly - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 2 reports

Fusion center data raises more privacy questions

BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. -- As many Americans question the data collection programs of the National Security Agency and worry about other privacy breaches, information from license plate readers, suspicious activity tipsters and more is being collected and ... [Published Bradenton Herald - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

US cities around the country say, “Fusion centers are wasteful, fraudulent, and ineffective.”

Thursday, April 10, 2014 was the National Day of Action Against Fusion Centers. Coalitions from around the country held protests, press conferences, and creative actions to address civil liberties abuses through fusion centers, local police, and federal ... [Published People's Blog for the Constitution - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 3 reports

Fusion Centres: The 78 Local Intelligence Hubs Spying On Us All

While NSA surveillance has been front and centre in the news recently, fusion centres are a part of the surveillance state that deserve close scrutiny. Fusion centres are a local arm of the so-called “intelligence community”, the 17 intelligence agencies ... [Published Gizmodo Australia - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

Fusion Centers Provide Critical Link in Cybersecurity

Last year during Mardi Gras, a local parish’s sheriff’s department contacted the Louisiana State Analytical and Fusion Exchange ( LA-SAFE ) to ask for help. Its phone lines were being flooded with 200 calls per minute, leaving its 911 call center and ... [Published StateTech - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 1 reports

Fusion Centers' Collection of Local and State Data Worries Civil Libertarians, Others

By ILANA SHULEVITZBALTIMORE COUNTY (April 4, 2014) -- As many Americans question the data collection programs of the National Security Agency and worry about other privacy breaches, information from license plate readers, suspicious activity tipsters ... [Published Southern Maryland Online - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 2 reports

DoJ OIG — Review of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces Fusion Center

Review of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces Fusion Center (PDF) Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General INTRODUCTION This review examined the operations of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) ... [Published Full Text Reports... - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 1 reports

Fusion Center replaces crime tips app with Crime Stoppers app

The Northeast Ohio Regional Fusion Center announced Tuesday that it is replacing its mobile application, iWatchNEOhio, with the TipSubmit Mobile application used by the Crime Stoppers of Cuyahoga County.The free iWatchNEOhio app launched in May 2013, ... [Published Cleveland.com - Apr 01 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 1 reports

Infighting, retaliation mark FBI-DEA relationship at fusion center

Resentments between FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration employees who worked together at a fusion center led to a lengthy dispute – and alleged retaliation – says a report from the Justice Department office of inspector general.The problems took place ... [Published Fierce Government - Apr 01 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 2 reports

Federal Task Force Blocked Investigation, Retaliated Against Agents

A federal anti-drug task force obstructed an internal investigation and retaliated against agents who cooperated with investigators, the Justice Department Inspector General said in a report issued Wednesday. The Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task ... [Published Washington Free Beacon - Mar 26 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 2 reports

Justice Department investigators cite retaliation, conflicts at organized crime center

Justice Department investigators identify “troubling” problems with retaliation and stonewalling at the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) Fusion Center, in a new report.Click to Continue » ... [Published The Olympian - Mar 26 2014]

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..."The more people use GARI, the more images we will have in our database," he says, "which means: 1) The maps of gang graffiti locations are more populated, and we can then visualize gang activity patterns in clusters of crime activity in space and time, and 2) We have more data to train our algorithms and make our graffiti interpretation system more accurate. Also, with more users we can get more feedback to improve the GARI system."
...Laws § 38-2-2(S) and section 892(e) of the Homeland Security Act. Pursuant to section 892(e) of the Homeland Security Act, " *** information obtained by a State or local government from a Federal agency under this section shall remain under the control of the Federal agency, and a State or local law authorizing or requiring such a government to disclose information shall not apply to such information." After reviewing the evidence presented, the Department found no violation
...The notice clearly states the police are "seeking to identify several subjects wanted for violent felonies that occurred during the evening."
The report concluded little to no terrorist plots have been deterred by fusion center work and that fusion center intelligence is "of uneven quality -- oftentimes shoddy, rarely timely, (and) sometimes endangering citizens' civil liberties and Privacy Act protections."

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Pennsylvania Cyber Leaders Share Insights [Published Government Technology US - 21 hours ago]
New Smartphone App Interprets Gang Graffiti [Published LawOfficer.com - Apr 17 2014]
PR 14-09 McQuade v. Rhode Island Department of ... [Published Review Zone - Apr 17 2014]
Coast guard cutbacks create security changes on... [Published WLWT - Apr 17 2014]
WATCH: N.A. Poe interviews N.A. Poe on City Cou... [Published Philadelphia Weekly - Apr 16 2014]
Los Angeles Law Enforcement Looking To Crowdsou... [Published Techdirt - Apr 16 2014]
Los Angeles Law Enforcement Looking To Crowdsou... [Published Techdirt - Apr 16 2014]
Exclusive: P-8 Poseidon Flies With Shadowy Rada... [Published Jalopnik - Apr 14 2014]
Nigeria Launches Computer Emergency Readiness a... [Published Softpedia - Apr 14 2014]
Fusion center data raises more privacy questions [Published Bradenton Herald - Apr 14 2014]
Fusion centers' collection of local and state d... [Published McClatchy DC - Apr 13 2014]
NSI program makes mass suspicion, surveillance,... [Published People's Blog for the Constitution - Apr 12 2014]
Journalists Sue Government After Military Secur... [Published Techdirt - Apr 11 2014]
Journalists Sue Government After Military Secur... [Published Techdirt - Apr 11 2014]
US cities around the country say, “Fusion cente... [Published People's Blog for the Constitution - Apr 11 2014]
CECH Presents a Summer Workshop Series: Collabo... [Published University of Cincinnati - Apr 10 2014]
Actions erupt across the country on National Da... [Published People's Blog for the Constitution - Apr 10 2014]
Council: Water Into Whine [Published Austin Chronicle - Apr 10 2014]
Fusion Centres: The 78 Local Intelligence Hubs ... [Published Gizmodo Australia - Apr 08 2014]
Fusion Centers Provide Critical Link in Cyberse... [Published StateTech - Apr 08 2014]
National Day of Action: Spies, Lies and Secret ... [Published San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center - Apr 07 2014]
Why Fusion Centers Matter: FAQ [Published Electronic Frontier Foundation - Apr 07 2014]
Why fusion centers matter: FAQ [Published People's Blog for the Constitution - Apr 07 2014]
BUPD, BPD Bomb Squad investigate phoned-in threat [Published Daily Free Press - Apr 07 2014]
Fusion Centers' Collection of Local and State D... [Published Southern Maryland Online - Apr 04 2014]
DoJ OIG — Review of the Organized Crime Drug En... [Published Full Text Reports... - Apr 03 2014]
Justice Dept. Report Details Clashes between FB... [Published AllGov - Apr 03 2014]
SAFD, SAPD release plans for Fiesta safety [Published Kens5.com - Apr 03 2014]
Fusion Center replaces crime tips app with Crim... [Published Cleveland.com - Apr 01 2014]
Revealed: how the FBI coordinated the crackdown... [Published The Angry Arab News Service/وكالة أنباء العربي ... - Apr 01 2014]
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Los Angeles Law Enforcement Looking To Crowdsou... [Published Techdirt - Apr 16 2014]
The LAPD wants you, Joe Citizen, to help it out with its surveillance. It has enlisted the help of a crowdsourcing tool called LEEDIR to collect photos and recordings from everyday people who may have additional footage of natural disasters or civil ...
NSI program makes mass suspicion, surveillance,... [Published People's Blog for the Constitution - Apr 12 2014]
After receiving a great deal of public criticism about the NSA, the Obama administration and federal agencies have been forced to reform their mass surveillance programs. But it seems the federal government is proving to be adaptable, finding other ...
Journalists Sue Government After Military Secur... [Published Techdirt - Apr 11 2014]
Photography is the new "driving while black." Not that the original "driving while black" has actually vanished, what with New York City making " walking while black " the equivalent of reasonable suspicion, but now people of all races, even those normally ...
US cities around the country say, “Fusion cente... [Published People's Blog for the Constitution - Apr 11 2014]
Thursday, April 10, 2014 was the National Day of Action Against Fusion Centers. Coalitions from around the country held protests, press conferences, and creative actions to address civil liberties abuses through fusion centers, local police, and federal ...
Actions erupt across the country on National Da... [Published People's Blog for the Constitution - Apr 10 2014]
Today coalitions across the United State will rally, protest, and demonstrate against local fusion/spy centers to inform the public about the spy centers and police/state surveillance.  As Americans, we demand that Congress shut down fusion centers; ...
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