Nowadays, fusion centers that aggregate data related to public safety are open across the United States as a security measure. These massive networks allow governmental agencies to create the most accurate picture of any potentially threatening situation (Goldstein, 2020). Moreover, they provide a way for different services to cooperate by connecting communication channels (Goldstein, 2020). Fusion centers serve as hubs for security measures that bolster safety for the country and its citizens by using the most recent technological advancements.
This approach to the country’s security requires an extensive framework for operation. Such a network consists of many servers, computers, and mobile devices and is built for maximum stability with the help of physical and digital tools (Goldstein, 2020). This internal complexity must be combined with the simplicity of a fusion center’s output. Such facility generates data that is disseminated among relevant stakeholders in a clear and concise format, at the same time providing them with all easy-to-use communication tools (Goldstein, 2020). With the development of neural networks and artificial intelligence, the efficiency of fusion centers will continue to expand at a rapid pace for the betterment of society.
The Kentucky Intelligence Fusion Center (KIFC) is one of such state-of-the-art facilities that are paramount to the state’s defense and safety. It includes a wide variety of sources for analysis, ranging from law enforcement to live video feeds from key public locations (“Fusion center,” n.d.). I found out that the KIFC’s extensive list of sources of data includes not only governmental organizations and public services but also news channels that may report data not yet available to security forces (“Fusion center,” n.d.). It is difficult to imagine a system of such proportions that it will be able to present all collected information in a manner that would allow its timely assessment.
Fusion center. (n.d.). Kentucky Office of Homeland Security. Web.
Goldstein, P. (2020). What are fusion centers and what kind of technology do they use? StateTech Magazine. Web.