Throughout 2014, we will be blogging about the 16 priority objectives contained in the National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding, now that we have a roadmap for the strategy’s implementation. This blog post is about Priority Objective 4: “Extend and implement FICAM roadmap on all security domains.” Responsible information sharing, including ensuring that shared information is adequately safeguarded, isn’t just a priority for sensitive, unclassified information. It’s also a priority for classified information.
The critical infrastructure landscape is extremely complex and diverse. Within the federal government, there are many organizations that play crucial roles in developing policy and sponsoring programs that enhance the security and resilience of critical infrastructure; DHS and FBI, for example. Outside of the federal government, both public entities and private sector companies own and operate critical infrastructure assets.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about our goals for 2014. One of the National Strategy priority objectives that I mentioned was safeguarding. Cybersecurity is an enormous challenge facing the nation, and we all need to play a part in safeguarding our critical information.
On February 10, I had the great pleasure of attending the annual Esri Federal GIS conference, and spoke on a panel on cybersecurity during the National Security Summit.
Every couple of weeks, we’ll recap a sampling of stories or events from the Information Sharing Environment and its stakeholders. Check back often! Call for Best Ideas
As we mentioned in our blog post introducing the SCC, we aim for complete transparency in our coordination and management of this group. The agenda for our upcoming meeting is below. Meeting date: February 20, 2014
The Information Integration Sub-Committee (IISC) is sponsoring an information sharing exercise to identify a way forward on Priority Objective 6 of the National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding (NSISS). Priority Objective Six is "Define and adopt baseline capabilities and common requirements to enable data, service, and network interoperability.” The exercise will evaluate:
The President’s National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding (NSISS), signed in December 2012, confirmed that data aggregation and correlation is one of the top 10 priorities for information sharing. It’s one of the priority objectives outlined in the Strategic Implementation Plan.
Earlier this month, Jeremy Grant from NIST wrote about pilot projects within the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), a White House initiative for public and private sector to create an identity “ecosystem” to support better security and privacy online. Jeremy included information about each of the pilots in his blog post.
NIEM, the National Information Exchange Model, provides a commonly understood way to connect data that improves government decision making for the greater good. NIEM enables diverse communities of people to consistently “speak the same language” as they share, exchange, accept, and translate information efficiently. It’s Official! In September 2013, the Object Management Group (OMG) Board of Directors officially finalized the Unified Modeling Language (UML) Profile for NIEM (Version 2.1) as an OMG specification.