The Emerging Politics of DHS Fusion Centers

  title={The Emerging Politics of DHS Fusion Centers},
  author={Torin Monahan and Neal A. Palmer},
  journal={Security Dialogue},
  pages={617 - 636}
This article explores public concerns about the US Department of Homeland Security’s data ‘fusion centers’. These centers, which are proliferating across all US states, coordinate data-sharing among state and local police, intelligence agencies, and private companies. The primary goal of fusion centers is to engage in intelligence-sharing for counter-terrorism purposes. However, they have been used for a variety of other purposes, such as basic policing, spying on social movement organizations… 

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