Intel Sharing, but Don’t Call it a Fusion Center

A local press release issued today by Customs and Border Protection announced a groundbreaking for a facility “designed to intensify and integrate intelligence gathering and sharing activity among law enforcement agencies across South Texas.” It’s 7,000 square feet inside the Laredo Sector Border Patrol compound, enough room for the existing partners (Border Patrol, ICE, FBI, DEA, Texas Department of Public Safety, Webb County Sheriff’s Office and Laredo Police Department) and a dozen more. The structure will be “CBP-owned but managed by the law enforcement community.”

Of note: the term “fusion center” is nowhere to be found in the press release.

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