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Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 4:32am

GBI Center Recognized Nationally

A Georgia Bureau of Investigation center is receiving a national award.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vernon Keenan said the Georgia Information Sharing and Analysis Center has been named Fusion Center of the Year by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The center was recognized for successes in establishing partnerships with federal, state and local agencies.

The center is a multi-agency task force managed and supervised by the GBI that was created after the Sept. 11 terror attacks. The mission is to provide investigative support to law enforcement in Georgia for any and all criminal activity and to dedicate resources to protect Georgians from the threat of terrorism.

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