Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Fusion center intelligence gathering in crisis limited to watching local TV news

The Collin County Observer poses a terrific question: What good is the North Texas Fusion Center - an intelligence gathering collaboration between various regional law enforcement agencies - if during a crisis they're getting their information from the local TV news channel like everyone else?

Bill Baumbach put it succinctly: No one seems to be asking the questions, "Why have millions been poured into an early warning system if local officials still believe their best information is from Channel 8?"

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I rely on NTFC as my exclusive source of information about what is actually on Channel 8.

Without them, how could I possibly know what Channel 8 is broadcasting?