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Terrorism threat center to meld homeland systems

The government’s new nerve center for homeland security, the Terrorism Threat Integration Center, is intended to weave together all strands of federal, state and local information systems to bolster collaboration and help thwart attacks. President Bush announced the creation of the center in his State of the Union address last month, and the White House recently released additional details. TTIC’s director will report to the director of the CIA, the White House said in a fact sheet. Some analysts have said that aspect of the center downgrades the roles of the FBI and the Homeland Security Department in the organization. In particular, HSD is required to maintain a threat data integration center. Under the new plan, HSD will participate in the center by analyzing information and disseminating threat warnings to the public, industry and state and local governments. Full Story

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