The CICC and GIWG Brief Advising and providing recommendations to the U.S. Attorney General on issues like advanced usage of technology, requirements, and cooperation between intelligence agencies is charged to the Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council (CICC) and the Global Intelligence Working Group (GIWG). Working in concert, the CICC and the GIWG advocates for local police force agencies in the development and communicating of criminal intelligence to promote public safety and our Nation’s security. The recognition by the National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan (NCISP) of the prominence of the state, local, and tribal law enforcement (SLTLE) are vital ingredients concerning our country’s intelligence process. In order to…show more content… (Carter, 2009) The regulatory principles the NCISP contained is an essential requirement and goal identified by the GIWG and assured it is institutionalized all over the law enforcement community nationwide. Information sharing supported by joint communications networks and systems work will function as a virtual only communications capability. Recognized and recommended by the GIWG as it is a means of overcoming geographical distances, better operations security for communications and investigations support, and the transfer and access of information are assured. (“The National Criminal Intelligence Plan,” 2003).
The most efficient and effective tool used to develop intelligence products is the intelligence fusion concept. This idea caught on rapidly. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has a far-reaching mission and a substantial funding budget, the GIWG recognized the benefits of standardization. This effort would produce better work quality by the fusion centers and is ensured by the creation of the Fusion Center Guidelines by the GIWG. The Guidelines primarily focused on criminal information, additionally law enforcement and the private sector attention to the information-sharing relationship is given. The focus included how public safety relates to homeland security intelligence. The goal of the fusion process is to involve as many law enforcement agencies in the information-sharing process as possible. The most competent means in