Role of the Hawaii State Fusion Center
Hawaii faces an evolving threat environment in which threats emanate not only from outside our borders but also from within our communities. This new environment demonstrates the responsibility the HSFC has in supporting the receipt, analysis, gathering, and sharing of threat-related information between the federal government and state, local, territorial, and private sector partners. The HSFC is strategically situated to empower frontline law enforcement, public safety, fire service, emergency response, public health, and private sector security personnel to understand local implications of national intelligence, thus enabling local officials to better protect our community. The HSFC provides multidisciplinary expertise and situational awareness to inform decision making at all levels of government. We conduct analysis and facilitate information sharing, while assisting law enforcement and homeland security partners in preventing, protecting against, and responding to threats. .
The HSFC provides the federal government with critical state and local information and subject-matter expertise that it did not receive in the past—enabling the effective communication of locally generated threat‐related information to the federal government. HSFC receives information from a variety of sources, including suspicious activity reporting (SAR) information from stakeholders within their jurisdictions, as well as federal information and intelligence. We analyze the information and develop relevant products to disseminate to their customers. These products assist homeland security partners at all levels of government to identify and address immediate and emerging threats.