The Connecticut Intelligence Center in Hartford includes officials from the FBI and the federal Department of Homeland Security. It's among 78 so-called fusion centers nationwide set up after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to address what federal officials called failures in information sharing by law enforcement.
The center helped with investigations of the Newtown school shooting last year and a failed plot to bomb Times Square in 2010. It also has provided security assessments of schools across the state.
But the centers have faced questions by congressional investigators and the American Civil Liberties Union about their effectiveness and information gathering.
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