What is Intelligence?
The product of an analytic process that provides an integrated perspective to disparate information, intended to provide meaningful and trustworthy direction to policy makers and decision makers.
What is a Fusion Center?
A fusion center is an effective and efficient mechanism to exchange information and intelligence, maximize resources, streamline operations, and improve the ability to fight crime and terrorism by analyzing data from a variety of sources. Fusion centers have been created within state and local governments to foster both collaboration and the exchange of intelligence between law enforcement, first responders, public health, critical infrastructure (private sector), and other agencies involved in crime suppression, homeland security, and counterterrorism from all agencies and levels of government
Critical Infrastructure is defined as: systems and assets, whether physical or virtual, so vital to the State of Utah and the United States, that the incapacity or destruction of such systems and assets would have a debilitating impact on security, national and state economic security, national of statewide public health or safety, or any combination of those matters.
Key resources are defined as: publicly or privately controlled resources essential to the minimal operations of the economy and government.