DHS Acting Secretary Elaine Duke Visits Tennessee Fusion Center

Release Date: August 7, 2017 For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary Contact: 202-282-8010 NASHVILLE, TENN.— Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke today visited the Tennessee Fusion Center (TFC) where she met with TFC staff and law enforcement as well as homeland security executives from the state of Tennessee. She also received an operational brief and tour of the facility. Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam met her upon arrival to the facility. The TFC routinely collaborates with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to share intelligence and support investigative efforts.  In particular, the TFC has shared unique state and local law enforcement data – such as information available in their state gang database - to support a range of efforts including human trafficking, fraudulent identities, narcotics smuggling, and counterterrorism. This information has led to the arrests of human smugglers and traffickers, wanted fugitives, and individuals...

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