Senate investigation finds “fusion” intelligence centers ineffective, wasteful
- Year: 2012
- Length: 4:45 minutes (4.35 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
A US Senate investigation says a massive network of surveillance centers is wasting billions of taxpayer dollars and committing widespread violations of privacy. After a two year study of more than 75 fusion centers around the country, the report concludes that the program has produced little useful information and raised questions about how effective it has been to prevent terrorism. But the powerful lobbying group representing these centers is pushing back, criticizing the methods of the report and touting the importance of their services. FSRN’s Alice Ollstein has more, in Washington, D.C.