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 safeguard and serve the public on many fronts. They continue to evolve 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, SAS; John Gillon, Industry Expert for Public Security, SAS; and Gretchen Stewart, Public Sector Data Science Director, Intel – share their experiences and perspectives on how fusion centers succeed in their missions today and tomorrow.

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