DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis: Supporting the Front Lines of Homeland Security: Renewed Emphasis Designed to Improve Service to State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers

In April 2009, the H1N1 virus was at the peak of its first outbreak, and state and local partners were anxious to understand the local impact of the national outbreak and its implication for homeland security. As this scenario played out in states across the country, state and major urban area fusion centers became a nexus for information sharing.