Nov 14th 2014 | Posted in Public Safety, State by Texas Government Insider

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National Fusion Center Association logo

The Texas Joint Crime Information Center (JCIC) of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) was recently named the Fusion Center of the Year by the National Fusion Center Association. The award was accepted in Alexandria, Virginia, by John “J.J.” Jones, assistant director, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism at DPS. The award honors centers that have provided exceptional services to their jurisdictions and also exhibit outstanding best practices.

“We are honored to accept the Fusion Center of the Year award, and are proud to see our JCIC employees receive national recognition for their remarkable accomplishments,” said Jones. “The men and women of the JCIC work around-the-clock to make Texas more secure every day and these awards are a major tribute to their commitment to excellence.”

Additionally, two DPS employees were named recipients of individual awards for Fusion Center Employee of the Year and The Michael Schooler Critical Infrastructure Protection Award. Research Analyst Emily Robertson won the Employee of the Year award, which recognizes an individual who has provided exceptional services to the national network of fusion centers.

David Jackson, critical infrastructure planner, was awarded the Michael Schooler Critical Infrastructure Protection Award. This award honors individuals who have enhanced critical infrastructure protection-related programs and improved the security posture of the jurisdiction and/or the nation.

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