What are these ‘mysterious’ fusion centers popping up all across the US? According to the US Department of Homeland Security it is a place where state and local government communicate with the federal government in regards data collection. Fusion centers gather, analyze, and share data about “threat-related” information gathered on its own citizens. In turn theinformation is shared with local police, emergency response, public safety respondents, tribal, territorial, and private sector partners (see paragraph 1).
There are a total of 72 fusions centers located in major urban areas across the US. Considering we only have 50 states, that’s more than two in some states (see paragraph 1).
These centers are owned and operated by state and local entities with support from federal partners. In other words owned and ran by the feds (see paragraph 3).