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WIS3 2015: Charting the Future for Architecture and Standards Frameworks

The Workshop on Information Sharing & Safeguarding Standards (WIS3) convened today during the 2015 OMG Technical Meeting in Reston, Virginia. Government and industry leaders came together to broach important topics on the future for architecture and standards frameworks for the national information sharing environment.

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Cross Domain Threat & Risk Information Sharing – Why You Should Care

A successful information sharing environment (ISE) requires active communities of interest (COI) to implement information sharing best practices. In the threat and risk arena, this involves a COI that brings together the mission focus for integrated threat along with risk management and situational awareness, combined with standards, technologies, and capabilities.

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Sign Up Now for the WIS3 Conference!

The Workshop on Information Sharing & Safeguarding Standards (WIS3) conference, an annual event where industry and government come together to chart a way forward for standards, is being held on March 26 in Reston, VA. This interactive workshop is intended to bring together government and industry leaders to chart the future for architecture and standards frameworks for the national information sharing environment. Expert panel presentations will be followed by discussion sessions on important topics.

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Reflections and Resources from the MIT Chief Data Officer Forum

Last week, I had the privilege of speaking to an accomplished group of Information Technology professionals at the 5th MIT Chief Data Officer Forum. This event, organized by the Sloane School of Management, allowed practitioners to discuss emerging and challenging topics across the public and private sectors.

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A Framework to Support Attribute-Based Access Control

Interoperable systems cannot exist if they don’t speak the same language. The Program Manager – Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE), in coordination with the Department of Homeland Security, completed a Digital Policy Management (DPM) Framework for Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC), publicly available at The Framework provides a suggested conceptual structure intended to serve as a guide for developing systems, standards, and technologies that implement DPM functions for ABAC policies. The Framework includes DPM terminology, requirements, a reference architecture, and implementation considerations, and is intended for use as part of a holistic Identity, Credential and Access Management (ICAM) architecture. 

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Introducing The University of Washington’s Center for Collaborative Systems for Security, Safety and Regional Resilience (CoSSaR)

A new research center at the University of Washington is working with the Puget Sound community and government partners to understand and support the information sharing requirements to deliver round-the-clock security and safety services.

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New Report: Validation of the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI)

The Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI)  was born out of the need to identify and share information that could detect and prevent terrorist attacks by introducing a uniform process that could be applied across the country.  The recently released ISE-SAR Functional Standard v.

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Policy Update: Introducing ISE-SAR Functional Standard 1.5.5

  The Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI) is a cornerstone of counterterrorism information sharing. Jointly managed by FBI and DHS, the NSI enables law enforcement organizations to share ISE-SARs - suspicious activity reports which have been vetted and determined to have a potential nexus to terrorism. For NSI to work, it must meet the operational and mission needs of the complex threat environment we face.

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HSIN in Arizona: Coordinating Multiple Large-Scale Events

Over the course of five weeks, the greater Arizona area hosted four major sporting events and countless other related activities. From the Vizio® Fiesta Bowl, to the NFL Pro Bowl, Super Bowl XLIX and Waste Management® Phoenix Open, the greater Phoenix area welcomed almost 700,000 visitors and fans. Surrounding the games and tournament were a variety of smaller events designed to promote and bring in more attendees. (We wrote about their planning on our blog a few months ago!)

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Congratulations to this year’s Fed100 winners!

We are always pleased to see many ISE partners recognized for their work. The business of information sharing  is complex, and always requires a team of dedicated professionals  from all levels of the public and private sectors. One of the annual opportunities to recognize excellence in information sharing is the Federal Computer Week’s Fed100 awards.