Phi Beta Iota: This staff report avoids all the negatives and fluffs up many dubious positives. The Joint Fusion Centers are a failure — and were called a failure before they were ever built. There is no connection between what can be produced at the national level using a legacy system built for other purposes, and the needs of state and local authorities. Similarly there is no connection between what state and local authorities can produce, and national needs. An Open Source Agency and the redirection of this program to create a Smart Nation with Community Intelligence Networks in each state would go a long way toward helping achieve the worthwhile objectives. What is being now is not working, will never work, and is not worth funding.