National Fusion Center Coordination Group
Definition/Scope: The Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE) created the National Fusion Center Coordination Group (NFCCG). Specific initiatives are: (1) to define clearly the roles and responsibilities of State and major urban area fusion centers as they relate to the ISE; (2) to define the business processes that support fulfilling that role; and (3) to define how the Federal government can best support the operations of fusion centers. While the FBI and DHS are developing the DHS/FBI/National Guard Coordinated Deployment Plan the NFCCG oversees progress. Their objectives are to ensure that both organizations deploy Federal personnel to State and major urban area fusion centers in a coordinated manner. Activities include deployment of DHS personnel to fusion centers, arranging security clearances for those personnel, and accreditation of Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities at fusion center locations. Additionally, the NFCCG is to ensure that designated fusion centers achieve a baseline level of capability and comply with all applicable federal laws and policies regarding the protection of information and privacy and other legal rights of individuals. The NFCCG also is to ensure coordination between federal entities interacting with these fusion centers and to develop recommendations regarding funding options relating to their establishment.
Used For:intelligence data
Broader Terms:Department of Homeland Security
Narrower Terms:information sharing
Related Terms:9/11 Commission