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Course Title
Fusion Center Leaders Program (FCLP)
Event Date(s)
August 28, 2017 to September 1, 2017
Argonne National Laboratory
Lemont, IL
Intelligence Manager/Commander
Sponsoring Organization(s)
  • DHS Intelligence Training Academy Registrar
Event Contact
DHS Intelligence Training Academy Registrar
Phone: (202) 275-4160
Course Description

Fusion Center Leaders Program:  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) offers the FCLP built upon guidance from state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) partners, and federal interagency partners, including the DHS, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Justice (DOJ), and Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). This graduate level program examines key questions and issues facing fusion center leaders and their role in homeland security, public safety, and the information sharing environment. The program is designed for senior level fusion center leadership to enhance critical thinking related to homeland security, law enforcement, and public safety intelligence issues at the Federal and SLTT levels of government.

Objectives:  Leaders will examine the issues related to directing a multi-agency fusion center/intelligence operation. The objectives of the program are to:

  • Examine roles and missions of fusion centers and their multiple customer sets;

  • Discuss leadership challenges of a complex, multiagency operation involving SLTT, federal, and private sector entities;

  • Consider management of the intelligence cycle as a tool for integrating analysis, production, information sharing, and enhancing cooperation and collaboration;

  • Assess opportunities and challenges of fusion center and intelligence operations, including the understanding of emerging and evolving policy and strategic issues;

  • Analyze the importance of an integrated enterprise in support of the ISE; and

  • Develop an understanding of the critical nature of privacy and civil liberties issues/policies.

Program Structure and Curriculum:  In 2017, the program will be conducted at either the NPS CHDS campus in Monterey, California or the Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont (outside Chicago, IL).

  • FCLP is a five-day intensive program for fusion center leadership.

  • The program is set up in an executive education format, utilizing both online learning and facilitated discussion.

  • Topics include strategy, policy and organizational design, covering intelligence analysis, leadership, production and dissemination of information.

  • Program sessions (cohorts) consist of approximately 30 participants from fusion centers around the country.

Additional Information

  • Senior level leaders (i.e. Directors and Deputy Directors) from fusion centers are encouraged to attend.

  • Select seats will be available for federal, state, and local senior leaders, such as HIDTA and RISS Center Directors, Homeland Security Advisors, and Major City/County Intelligence Commanders.
  • All associated travel costs will be sponsored through the program for state and local participants.
Event Cost
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