About ISE

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About the ISE

The Information Sharing Environment (ISE) consists of the people, projects, systems, and agencies that enable responsible information sharing across the national security enterprise. Law enforcement, defense, and intelligence personnel rely on timely and accurate information to keep America safe, and the ISE makes that happen by:

  • advancing responsible information sharing to further counterterrorism, homeland security, and cybersecurity missions
  • improving nationwide decision making  by transforming from information ownership to stewardship
  • promoting partnerships across federal, state, local, and tribal governments, the private sector, and internationally

A robust ISE strengthens national security by facilitating the sharing and safeguarding of terrorism-related information. The office of the PM-ISE contributes to the strength of the ISE by bringing Federal, state, local, tribal, and private sector partners together to align the business processes, standards and architecture, security and access controls, privacy protections, and best practices on which the ISE is built.

Role of the Office of the PM-ISE

The role of the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE) is to spearhead the nation's efforts to realize the vision of the ISE. Granted government-wide authority by the U.S. Congress, PM-ISE serves as a trusted broker, facilitating the development of a network-centric ISE by promoting standards and architecture, security and access, and associated privacy protections.     

Founded in 2005, PM-ISE was initially placed within the Office of the Director of National Security (ODNI) to better coordinate the office's terrorism sharing mission with the DNI's mission to improve intelligence information sharing. Since that time, PM-ISE has leveraged information sharing capabilities that extend beyond terrorism-related issues to encompass transnational organized crime, human trafficking, and violent extremism.