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Rep. Peters Helps Pass Bill to Maximize Communications Following a Terrorist Attack

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass legislation to improve communications capabilities between Federal agencies during potential terrorist attacks.

“As we hope for the best and prepare for the worst, it is essential that federal, state, and local governments have the right information to respond to an attack and keep our communities safe. San Diego has experience in collaborative information sharing and this bill will help get the best practices in place for decision-makers should we ever be faced with an attack here at home.”

The legislation reduces inefficiencies at the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) National Network of Fusion Centers, which serve as information coordination points for local, state, and federal governments in preventing, protecting against and responding to terrorism. There are five Fusion Centers in California including the San Diego Law Enforcement Coordination Center.