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					        Critical Infrastructure                                                   COMMONWEALTH
The Commonwealth Fusion Center has a                                               FUSION CENTER
specialized unit assigned to critical
infrastructure. Through access to a variety
of intelligence and information sources,
this unit works to maintain a real-time level
of awareness relating to any and all current
threat information, security updates and
suspicious incidents relating to critical
infrastructure by type and/or geographic
locations.

The Fusion Center seeks to become a
central point for gathering threat related
information, specifically in regard to
suspicious incidents that may initially
appear isolated but may actually be part of
a larger criminal enterprise.                                                     Commonwealth Fusion Center
                                                                                    124 Acton Street, 2d Floor
The CFC also seeks to provide direct                                                   Maynard, MA 01754
points of contact for personnel working
with sites deemed to be critical
infrastructure, who may have security                                                       Availability
related questions, or seek to provide                                             24 hours a day/ 365 days a year
information related to non-emergency
suspicious incidents. This information will                                            Terrorism Tip Line
be collected and stored in a database that                                               888-USA-5458
will assist analysts in producing intelligence   Commonwealth Fusion Center               888-872-5458
products for public and private sector               124 Acton Street, 2d Floor
partners. The goal is to provide the tools             Maynard, MA 01754
to keep the Commonwealth better                         Terrorism Tip Line            Office: (978) 451-3700
prepared to prevent a catastrophic incident               888-USA-5458                 Fax: (978) 451-3707
and/or respond in the case of an                           888-872-5458
emergency.                                                                           fusion@pol.state.ma.us
                                                      Office: (978) 451-3700
                                                       Fax: (978) 451-3707

                                                     fusion@pol.state.ma.us
            CFC MISSION                           CFC Information Sources :                    ANALYTIC SUPPORT

The Commonwealth Fusion Center                   Law Enforcement Databases              Commonwealth          Fusion      Center
collects and analyzes information from all        Homeland Security Information         Intelligence Analysts are available to
available sources to produce and                       Network (HSIN)                   assist any and all law enforcement
disseminate actionable intelligence to                                                  agencies with investigations and projects
stakeholders for strategic and tactical                     HSIN-MA                     that contribute to the prevention,
decision-making in order to disrupt            Regional Information Sharing System      detection or deterrence of terrorist
domestic and international terrorism.                      (RISSNET)                    activity or possible precursor crimes.
                                                                                        CFC Analysts are highly trained
                                                Criminal Justice Information System     professionals who have SECRET level
              CFC GOALS                                        (CJIS)                   clearances issued by the federal
                                                     Registry of Motor Vehicles         government. Fusion Center analysts will
The Commonwealth Fusion Center will                                                     treat partner agency’s information with
accomplish the following:                          Financial Crimes Enforcement         the utmost confidentiality.
                                                       Network (FINCEN)
         Work in partnership with local,        National White Collar Crime Center      In addition to knowledge and training in
         state, regional and federal public                (NWCCC)                      terrorism related analysis, CFC Analysts
         safety agencies                                                                also have specific specialty areas
         Implement a secure,                    El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC)
                                                                                        including:
         comprehensive mechanism for the                   INTERPOL                     International Terrorism
         timely exchange of information                                                 Domestic Terrorism
                                                National Incident Based Reporting       Information Security
         Provide direct analytical support               System (NIBRS)
         for investigations involving                                                   Organized Crime
         precursor criminal activity           Insurance Service Organization (ISO) -   Identity Theft
                                                         Insurance Claims               Gangs
         Provide accurate and timely
                                                                                        Prison Gangs/Radicalization
         intelligence products                                                          Narcotics Trafficking
         Promote awareness of priority            SPECIALIZED SOFTWARE                  Financial Crimes
         intelligence requirements and                      COPLINK                     Crime Patterns and Mapping
         threat indicators to the
                                                    ANALYST’S NOTEBOOK
         Commonwealth                                                                   Analysts will assist with an intelligence
In working towards these goals, the             GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION                  project or complex investigation based
Commonwealth Fusion Center and its                   SYSTEMS (GIS)                      on a partner’s specific needs. Fusion
partners will make Massachusetts safer for           GANGNET (Winter 2006)              Center services are also available to task
all its citizens, visitors and public safety                                            forces to assist them in analyzing
personnel.                                        StateWide Information Sharing         information.
                                                   System-SWISS (Winter 2006)