Fraud at the Fusion Centers

“The panel includes several examples of costly and time-consuming investigations undertaken by Fusion Centers employees, all which emphasize what appear to be the DHS’ relentless attempts to enter anyone and everyone into a system of suspicious persons. “

“…as much as 85 percent of the reports that left his office “were not Beneficial” to any entity, from federal intelligence agencies to state and local fusion centers.”

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Senators Carl Levin & Tom Coburn released a scathing review of Fusion Centers that are funded and run by the DHS.  Waste, fraud, abuse, and violations of Civil Rights.

“It’s troubling that the very ‘Fusion Centers’ that were designed to share information in a post-9/11 world, have become part of the problem.  Instead of strengthening our counterterrorism efforts, they have too often wasted money and stepped on Americans’ civil liberties,” said Senator Tom Coburn, the Oklahoma Republican.

This document is a Smoking Gun, proving that the government knows about the illegal activity being run by Fusion Centers.

These are some of the people that worked on the report:


SENATOR CARL LEVIN Chairman
SENATOR TOM COBURN, M.D. Ranking Minority Member
PERMANENT SUBCOMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATIONS

ELISE J. BEAN Staff Director and Chief Counsel
ZACHARY I. SCHRAM Senior Counsel
CHRISTOPHER J. BARKLEY Staff Director to the Minority
JUSTIN J. ROOD Senior Investigator to the Minority
KEITH B. ASHDOWN Chief Investigator to the Minority
ANDREW C. DOCKHAM Counsel to the Minority
DANIEL P. LIPS Policy Advisor & Investigator to the Minority
KATHRYN M. EDELMAN Detailee
JOHN DEDONA Detailee
SARAH DEUTSCHMANN Detailee
MARY McKOY Detailee                     
BRENNEN BRITTON Law Clerk
JACQUELINE JONES Law Clerk
MARY D. ROBERTSON Chief Clerk
10/2/12

Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
199 Russell Senate Office Building – Washington, D.C.  20510
Majority: 202/224-9505 – Minority: 202/224-3721
Web Address: http://www.hsgac.senate.gov/subcommittees/investigations



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What’s Wrong With Fusion Centers? – ACLU Executive Summary

The ACLU found the following issues with Fusion Centers:

  • Ambiguous Lines of Authority. In a multi-jurisdictional environment it is unclear what rules apply, and which agency is ultimately responsible for the activities of the fusion center participants.
  • Private Sector Participation. Some fusion centers incorporate private-sector corporations into the intelligence process, potentially undermining privacy laws designed to protect the privacy of innocent Americans, and increasing the risk of a data breach.
  • Military Participation. Some fusion centers include military personnel in law enforcement activities in troubling ways.
  • Data Mining. Federal fusion center guidelines encourage wholesale data collection and data manipulation processes that threaten privacy.
  • Excessive Secrecy. Fusion centers are characterized by excessive secrecy, which limits public oversight, impairs their ability to acquire essential information and impedes their ability to fulfill their stated mission, bringing their ultimate value into doubt.

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