White Paper

Fusion Centers: Evolving Roles, Expanding Capabilities, Continuing Challenges

presented by SAS

Fusion centers have evolved far beyond their original role in counterterrorism, and now they safeguard and serve the public on many fronts. They continue to evolve and adapt in a rapid and opportunistic manner that’s needed when operating virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic. While core challenges are changing, they still revolve around three imperatives: integrating data, deploying technology and building trust. Three experts – Juan Colon, National Director of Opioids and Illegal Drug Solutions at SAS; John Gillon, Industry Expert for Public Security at SAS; and Gretchen Stewart, Public Sector Data Science Director at Intel – share their experiences and perspectives on how fusion centers succeed in their missions today and tomorrow.