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States to focus on fusing threat information

State and local governments will concentrate this year on improving the way they collect, analyze and use threat information related to terrorism, according to the members of a homeland security panel speaking at a conference in Washington this week. State and local government have spent only a small percentage of the more than $6 billion allocated to them by the federal government for homeland security, said John Cohen, senior adviser on homeland security for Massachusetts. The projects “are all over the map,” he said at the Outlook in the States 2005” conference, sponsored by Governing magazine. Jerry Murphy, director for homeland security and development with the Police Executive Research Forum, said that state and local homeland security priorities are in constant flux. Full Story

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