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.
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!)
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.
The production, processing, and delivery of food is a global, open, interconnected system of systems. These characteristics provide the food system the benefits of efficiency, low cost, and productivity but also make it an extremely vulnerable target for attack – just like other complex systems and critical infrastructure on which we rely. Defending the food system from intentional contamination requires effective coordination among many individuals at different federal, state, and local government agencies; laboratories; nonprofits and NGOs; and private and public companies.
In the explosion of technology supporting public mobility and ubiquitous connectivity, law enforcement, justice, and public safety agencies still face a challenge in real-time information sharing for the officer on the ground – as readers of this blog are well aware.
The IJIS National Symposium is an annual conference that brings together federal, state, and local government, private industry, and associations to discuss law enforcement information sharing and technology.
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No matter what you celebrate, this week brings us back into the swing of things, after a likely lull in operations over the holidays. New year, new enthusiasm, new information sharing opportunities! Here’s our news wrap-up to help you get up to speed.
On Christmas Day 2009, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab nearly destroyed Flight 253 while in route from Amsterdam to Detroit. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence subsequently reported 14 separate intelligence failures that led to the near-incident.
Naughty or Nice? ISE Partnership with Santa Claus Improves Mission-Focused Responsible Information Sharing at the North Pole
Every year, Santa Claus, his trusty team of reindeer, hardworking cadre of elves–and of course, Mrs. Claus–embark on a complex, multi-layered process of fulfilling children’s holiday wishes across the globe, gathering information on wish lists, acquiring materials to build toys, and deploying them to the right homes. We recently caught up with Santa and his team to discuss their information sharing challenges, the ISE principles they have been using, and their progress since last Christmas.