Kansas City newshounds got the scoop on the National Fusion Center Conference and Secretary Napolitano’s keynote.
Bill Draper, an AP reporter, filed a story on the speech with the Kansas City Star’s online edition. As of 9:15 PM eastern DHS public affairs had not released a copy of the prepared remarks and I can’t find any other reports.
For even more local flavor – including KCs dry barbeque – check out Nadia Pflaum’s coverage of the conference in The Pitch.
UPDATE: As of 6AM eastern Thursday still no prepared remarks that I can find. Scott Canon with the Kansas City Star has filed a story focusing on Rod Beckstrom’s cybersecurity accusations and the concern that fusion centers will invade the privacy of citizens. (There’s a good overview of the Beckstrom controversy in Computerworld.) My day will have me away from the net for extended periods. If you see the Secretary’s speech or substantive coverage of it, please use the comments function to give us all the link.