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Bold Move: DoD Adoption of NIEM & AFEI Webinar

The Association for Enterprise Information (AFEI) is hosting the second in a series of webinars on the Department of Defense’s adoption of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM).  The next one is scheduled for August 14, and you don’t want to miss it!   

The Job of Protecting Security and Privacy

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

By Alexander W. Joel

Many Americans probably don't know that there is a senior official whose job by law is to help ensure that civil liberties and privacy protections are built into intelligence programs. I am that official - the "Civil Liberties Protection Officer." I engage with the director of national intelligence and other intelligence officials to oversee and guide intelligence activities.

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National Network of Fusion Centers Final Report Released

The expanding reach of transnational organized crime syndicates and terrorist threats across cyberspace, international borders, and U.S. jurisdictional boundaries require information sharing partnerships among the federal government; state, local, tribal, and territorial governments; and the private sector. These partnerships are the foundation of a robust and efficient homeland security intelligence enterprise that fosters sustained collaboration.

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Challenges and Solutions for Secure Info Sharing Identified in the Workshop for Info Sharing and Safeguarding Standards (WIS3)

We recently gathered with over 100 government, industry, and non-profit professionals to brainstorm and debate information sharing and safeguarding standards and frameworks at the Workshop for Information Sharing and Safeguarding Standards (WIS3). Below is a brief summary of some of the challenges and solutions that government and industry leaders discussed at WIS3. This is by no means comprehensive, though, and we plan to release more robust outlines of the challenges that our community faces and our plans for solutions soon.

How The Information Sharing Environment is Making Data Open and Useful

Friday, February 15, 2013

Sharing information is critical for federal homeland security and counterterrorism programs, and as the program manager of the Information Sharing Environment, Kshemendra Paul is responsible for overseeing efforts to provide integrated information for national security operations.

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Connect South Dakota Revolutionizes State’s Law Enforcement and Homeland Security Information Sharing

Throughout South Dakota, as in many other states, our state law enforcement, city police departments, and county sheriffs have traditionally used a variety of different systems to manage records and jail information. Until recently, these systems were largely isolated and prevented statewide information sharing.

We knew we had to fix this, but we wanted to find a low-cost solution that could incorporate jurisdictions all across South Dakota, many of which have small budgets and only a few officers.

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White House Releases New National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding

In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, our government not only needed to improve its counterterrorism intelligence, but also share information better, faster, and smarter. We found that our national security relies on our ability to share the right information, with the right people, at the right time – and we must “enlist all of our intelligence, law enforcement, and homeland security capabilities,” as the National Security Strategy states.

Bipartisan Policy Center task force calls for improved information-sharing

Thursday, July 19, 2012

By Jennifer Martinez

The task force, co-chaired by former National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden and Boston Properties chief executive Mort Zuckerman, proposes a set of legislative recommendations in the report that are intended to help the private and public sectors share information about cyber threats with one another in real time. The release of the report comes as Congress is gridlocked on cybersecurity legislation.

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2012 Annual Report Released

The PM-ISE proudly releases its 2012 ISE Annual Report to the Congress. The Annual Report serves as a single source for the year’s most valuable information on the accomplishments of our mission partners across federal, state, local, and tribal governments, the private sector, and internationally.

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