Six years, tens of millions of dollars and Philadelphia’s fusion center still isn’t operational…(.Gov As Usual!!)
Madison Ruppert, Contributor
Thursday, November 29, 2012
After six years and tens of millions of dollars already sunk into the project, a fusion center in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is still not even to the point of being declared “operational.”
The most disturbing aspect of this is that even if it was operational, it would likely still be churning out garbage data (improperly labeled “intelligence”), as was found by a Senate panel earlier this year which concluded that these types of fusion centers produce “predominantly useless information” and “a bunch of crap.”
Indeed, this conclusion was hardly surprising since previous reports indicated that fusion centers produce largely useless intelligence.
In this particular case, the supposed anti-terrorism hub was “supposed to be a state-of-the-art intelligence center, but some are calling it a wasteful white elephant,” according to David Henry of local ABC affiliate WPVI in Philadelphia.
“Maybe we’re just spending too much money and not getting the return on investment,”Edward Turzanski, Assistant Vice President for Government and Community Relations at LaSalle University, said to WPVI.