The National Fusion Center Association (NFCA) represents the interests of stateNFCA and major urban area fusion centers, as well as associated interests of states, tribal nations, and units of local government, in order to promote the development and sustainment of fusion centers to enhance public safety; encourage effective, efficient, ethical, lawful, and professional intelligence and information sharing; and prevent and reduce the harmful effects of crime and terrorism on victims, individuals, and communities. The organization works to represent fusion center concerns to the federal government, provides support on effective policy development, serves as a catalyst for policies and practices, and helps to coordinate between and among the different branches and levels of government in order to promote philosophical agreement.