DHS intel reports way too slow, local officials say – Washington Post SpyTalk

The Department of Homeland Security is so slow getting intelligence bulletins to state and local police “fusion centers” that they are nearly worthless, according to an internal audit released on Monday.

The bulletins, called Homeland Intelligence Reports, or HIRs, are “used to share information quickly with state and local personnel on suspicious activities prior to being fully vetted,” the inspector general’s report explained.

But in the first three months of 2010 alone, it said, 144 HIRs produced by DHS’s intelligence and analysis wing were overdue, with “93 … more than 90 days behind schedule.”