Federal Manager's Daily Report

The Senate has joined the House in passing HR-504, to require DHS to develop and update at least once every five years a strategy for DHS engagement with fusion centers, which are collaborative efforts of two or more government agencies that combine resources to combat criminal or terrorist activity.

The Office of Intelligence and Analysis of DHS is to provide personnel and support to those centers, publish performance metrics for DHS field personnel assigned to them, and develop and implement training for fusion center personnel.

DHS intelligence and information components are to develop policies and metrics to ensure effective use of the unclassified Homeland Security Information Network and are to assess and enhance that network.