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National Fusion Center Training and Technical Assistance

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $2,381,813)

Through the National Justice Information Sharing (JIS) Initiative solicitation, BJA seeks to enable the nation's criminal justice community to improve information sharing through advanced technology and tools that increase efficiency, enhance operations, and promote cost savings and reuse. The National JIS Initiative works collaboratively with key stakeholders and national partner organizations to identify critical issues and problems, and provide resources in response to emerging challenges in law enforcement, courts, corrections, reentry, human/social services, and tribal justice. BJA seeks to strengthen the criminal justice system by soliciting applications in the six specific categories, which collectively support BJA's National JIS Initiative.

Category six, under the National JIS Initiative, is the national fusion center training and technical assistance program. Improving information sharing is a critical element in efforts across the nation to protect the American people and our institutions from terrorism and other crimes, and to defeat terrorists and their support networks at home and abroad. State and major urban area fusion centers play an essential role in these efforts by promoting a collaborative process between law enforcement, public safety, and private sector entities to improve intelligence sharing and enhance the ability to prevent, protect against, and respond to crime and terrorism. The grant recipient will use the funds to deliver mission-critical training, technical assistance, and services to fusion centers, and support the implementation of national policy, promising practices, and technology solutions.


Date Created: August 24, 2011