The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) established the Field Analytic Support Task Force (FAST) to advocate for state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) government agencies' intelligence requirements, and to collaborate with federal agencies to share intelligence products with SLTT government partners.
FAST is led by senior personnel from I&A, and the State and Local Program Office (SLPO), and supported by analysts who are experienced in analysis and production from across I&A. FAST advocates for the intelligence requirements of SLTT government agencies, and collaborates with federal partners to identify, develop, and share intelligence products with SLTT partners. It also manages and sponsors joint analysis and production efforts with fusion centers, with an emphasis on improving tailored, regionally-focused analysis. FAST ensures coordination with the NCTC, including access to intelligence community (IC) products and education of IC analysts on SLTT needs and requirements, promotes collaboration among analysts, and manages system advocacy and requirements generation.