By Jim Leusner
The Orlando Sentinel
ORLANDO — Somewhere in a nondescript Orlando building, a group of intelligence analysts are helping to detect terrorist activities in nine area counties.
The Central Florida Intelligence Exchange, a so-called information "fusion center" for state and local agencies, has formally opened with the assistance of an $850,000 Department of Homeland Security grant.
The Central Florida Intelligence Exchange "fusion center" offers a high-tech, early warning system for terrorism, like this $100 million state-of-the-art communications center (above) in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Chris Greenberg)