Summer is in full swing across the ISE and every other year that means one thing: The World Police and Fire Games are underway. From 26 June through 1 July, 70 countries send 12,000 athletes to compete in 1,600 medal events across 53 venues across the Washington, D.C. metro area. The second-largest international sporting event only to the Summer Olympics – the World Police and Fire Games bring together the best professional guardians of public safety the world over for top-notch amateur athletics.
The ISE Common Profile is a means to standardize the way a modular component profile or an information interoperability profile is documented and aligned with the ISE Information Interoperability Framework (I2F) (stay tuned for a future blog post in which we will discuss the relationship between the two documents).
An important aspect of my job as the Program Manager is engagement and outreach to various communities with interests in the ISE. On May 28th, I had the opportunity to moderate a panel, Building an ISE: Lessons from the US Experience, at the 2015 Canadian Privacy Symposium hosted by the International Association of Privacy Professionals in Toronto, Canada.
As America’s information sharing needs expand to meet evolving threats to national security, so does the work of PM-ISE’s information sharing professionals. A typical week in the ISE is varied and challenging. In this first edition of “This Week in Information Sharing,” we’re highlighting our outreach efforts to the national security community.
Last week, I attended the Open Geospatial Consortium’s (OGC) meetings in Boulder, Colorado. While there, I chaired a Standards Coordinating Council (SCC) meeting, viewed a demonstration of OGC’s Testbed 11, and briefed the OGC members on PM-ISE programs, the SCC, and their role in both. The SCC meeting covered:
As the weather heats up across the county, we encourage our readers to drink water, apply plenty of sunscreen, and check out our first Buzz in the ISE for summer 2015. This week’s Buzz brings us important news from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), pertinent information on a DHS cybersecurity grant opportunity, and a helpful guide for nominating worthy public safety officers for the Medal of Valor.
In February, the New Mexico All Source Intelligence Center (NMASIC) – a cross-jurisdictional partnership between local, state, and federal agencies – hosted two workshops designed to improve information sharing and coordination between the NMASIC and emergency management stakeholders and the fire sector.
Our office is hiring. PM-ISE is seeking several mission-passionate, self-starting, subject matter experts who are looking for a challenging assignment with a small, high-impact office that directly supports and interacts daily with the Executive Office of the President. PM-ISE has a permanent/cadre GS-15 position open along with several reimbursable detailee GS-15s and GS-13s positions that are Intelligence Community Joint Duty (JDA) eligible and open only to federal government employees.
PM-ISE heads north to Canada this week for a two-city trip to continue conversations and collaboration with our Canadian Public Safety partners. We start our trip in Ottawa to follow-up on Canada’s announcement last year to further information sharing across its provinces. We look forward to a robust exchange with Canadian counterparts and experts in the technical and standards communities.
The Department of Homeland Security/Department of Justice Fusion Process Technical Assistance (TA) Program (TA Program) and fusion centers nationwide are undergoing an exciting stage in their evolution.