Sunday, May 27, 2012
White House Directs the Police to Crackdown on Occupy Movement; A new trove of heavily redacted documents provided by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) on behalf of filmmaker Michael Moore and the National Lawyers Guild makes it increasingly evident that there was and is a nationally coordinated campaign to disrupt and crush the Occupy Movement. The new documents, which PCJF National Director Mara Verheyden-Hilliard insists “are likely only a subset of responsive materials,” in the possession of federal law enforcement agencies, only “scratch the surface of a mass intelligence network including Fusion Centers, saturated with ‘anti-terrorism’ funding, that mobilizes thousands of local and federal officers and agents to investigate and monitor the social justice movement.” MORE FROM THIS SOURCE…
SEE DHS 2nd Production:
■Part 1 of 3 (PDF)
■Part 2 of 3 (PDF)
■Part 3 of 3 (PDF)
The Department of Homeland Security’s network of fusion centers operate under the auspices of state police (FDLE in Florida) or even large local police forces, thus not restricted under the guidelines of the Privacy Act of 1974 that limits information sharing by federal agencies. Fusion centers have a national command center feel, with mosaics of television monitors, and desks for all the police agents assigned to work together and enjoy face time — the county sheriff, local police officers, the FBI, National Guard, state police, Department of Homeland Security, and the civilian intelligence analysts.
FUSION CENTERS PARTNER WITH FBI INFRAGARD PROGRAM; The Tampa InfraGard chapter is the local arm of a national information-sharing alliance between private industry, academia, and government (FBI) focused on protecting critical national infrastructures in both the online and offline worlds. Each InfraGard Chapter has an FBI Special Agent Coordinator assigned to it, and the FBI Coordinator works closely with Supervisory Special Agent Program Managers in the Cyber Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
State and major urban area fusion centers (fusion centers) serve as focal points within the state and local environment for the receipt, analysis, gathering, and sharing of threat-related information between the federal government and state, local, tribal, territorial (SLTT) and private sector partners.
In response to the intelligence failures of September 11, 2001, fusion centers have developed across the nation to leverage the best information sharing practices, technology and analytical resources to produce actionable intelligence. A Fusion Center is a collaborative effort of two or more agencies that provide resources, expertise, and/or information to the Center with the goal of maximizing the ability to detect, prevent, apprehend and respond to criminal and terrorist activity utilizing an all crimes/all hazards approach.
The FFC serves as the state node and provides connectivity and intelligence sharing amongst the Regional Fusion Centers. The mission of the FFC is to protect the citizens, visitors, resources and critical infrastructure of Florida by enhancing information sharing, intelligence capabilities and preparedness operations for all local, state and federal agencies in accordance with Florida’s Domestic Security Strategy.
HELP WANTED Fusion Center Intelligence Analyst, Initiating topic-specific work groups, & providing local relevance to terrorist events occurring globally;
Job Title:Intelligence Collections Manager-TS/SCI Required-MacDill AFB, FL
Job Category:Security Administration
Primary Location:USA-FL: FLORIDA-MACDILL AFB
Job Posting:Apr 13, 2012, 11:36:34 AM
CSC seeks a mid-level Intelligence Collections Manager/Analyst (multiple positions) at MacDill AFB, FL. JOB DESCRIPTION: A CURRENT TS/SCI CLEARANCE IS REQUIRED FOR EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATION. CANDIDATES WITHOUT AN ACTIVE TS/SCI WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. The primary duty of this position is to collect, coordinate, manage and monitor intelligence requirements. Personnel will acquires, integrates, and synthesizes priority intelligence requirements and other information from a variety of different sources. Specific duties include collection and processing of data; data reformatting, conversion, transfer; interpretation; and multiple systems integration. Uses information systems for exploitation and confirmation of analyst information. Prepare reports as directed, and perform other intelligence functions as required.
DESIRED SKILLS: Extensive knowledge and recent demonstrated experience in intelligence collection tools and analysis. Recent experience in CENTCOM area of responsibility. Ability to work independently and function effectively as part of a team in a dynamic, wartime joint environment. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to work rotating shifts. Additionally, candidates must be willing to deploy to live and work in a potential hostile environment as designated by the U.S. Government.
•Prepares intelligence documents through intelligence gathering using multiple intelligence sources such as human intelligence (HUMINT), signals intelligence (SIGINT), geospatial intelligence (GEOINT), measurement and signal intelligence (MASINT), open source intelligence (OSINT) to support customers including military, intelligence, law enforcement or security agencies.
•Processes information about situations and entities of strategic, operational or tactical importance; characterizes possible future actions and identifies possible courses of action or remedies.
•Analyzes current intelligence holdings, identifies potential shortfalls, gaps and vulnerabilities to develop subsequent collection requirements. Develops specialized intelligence products, threat analyses, production support, and tailored intelligence products such as fusion intelligence, warning intelligence, estimative intelligence or psychological profiling. Develops moderately complex briefings, reports and short notice position papers; reviews, approves and compiles reports, overseeing submission of documentation to relevant databases, mining those databases as needed and as identified to further compile and analyze information, presents briefings to key personnel. Collaborates and supports broader security project teams.
•Assists in identifying potential targets including assessing targets of opportunity, providing geographic, photographic and threat-related information to appropriate parties such as the military.
•Oversees the processing of incoming reports and messages, determining significance and reliability of incoming information. Integrates incoming intelligence and operational information to maintain situation awareness displays. Identifies issues and concerns and escalates as appropriate.
•Develops periodic and special intelligence reports, plans and briefings. Recommends changes, and where appropriate, courses of action.
A Combined effort of intel and law enforcement will help shut down the violence perceived for the Tampa RNC.