The last week of April, Administrative Professionals around the world are celebrated for their critical role in nearly every organization. We are thankful for our professionals at PM-ISE and those who we work with at partner organizations. We recognize and celebrate them in our offices as critical mainstays to mission operations. Historically, you might say that the administrative profession represents some of our first information sharing experts.
I can’t believe NIEM is turning 10! Throughout my career in government, I continue to see firsthand the value NIEM brings to the nation. NIEM provides the key foundational layer for mission partners to speak the same language so they can efficiently share information.
The United States continues to face challenges in analyzing and disseminating terrorism and homeland security-related information. The National Network of Fusion Centers (NNFC) represents the collective capacity of 78 individual state and major urban area fusion centers, owned and operated by state and local entities. These fusion centers serve as focal points for the sharing of threat information and intelligence between federal, state, and local partners.
Timely, accurate, and comprehensive Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) information is critical to the mission of public safety communities across Federal, State, Local, and Tribal organizations. Sharing of SBU information in support of law enforcement, first responders, and other public safety personnel is a top priority of the Information Sharing Environment (ISE).
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.
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.