Mission Stories

The ISE mission is to:

• Advance responsible information sharing to further counterterrorism, homeland security, and counter weapons of mass destrcution missions.

• Improve nationwide decision making by transforming from information ownership to stewardship

• Promote partnerships across federal, state, local, and tribal governments, the private sector, and internationally


The ISE drives mission progress along two core focus areas:

• Integrating stakeholders into the domestic nexus of national security and public safety

• Enhancing core information sharing frameworks developed, refined, and tested through more than a decade of terrorism-related information sharing

Click on the mission areas below to read ISE mission success stories.

Featured Stories

Overcoming the barriers that impede controlled unclassified information (CUI) sharing is a continuing endeavor of the Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU...
Law Enforcement
Communities are safer when law enforcement personnel have the means to share information. With the May 2015 launch of America’s first nationwide officer event deconfliction system, law enforcement personnel are safer too.
Border Patrol Officers
Texas is home to more than half of the United States’ border with Mexico. Along this 1,200 mile span, human and drug smuggling operations and related...

Most Recent Mission Stories

Jul 06, 2016

Effective national security requires anticipating threats and threat environments. It is not enough to work to solve today’s information sharing challenges. Part of the Office of the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment’s (PM-ISE) role in accelerating information sharing is imagining what information sharing will look like -- and what sharing challenges the world will face -- in the future.

Jul 05, 2016

The Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE) in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis are piloting a program to enhance the scope of metrics reporting within the Information Sharing Environment. The Information Sharing Measure Development Pilot, kicking off at the end of fiscal year 2016, seeks to:

Jul 05, 2016

A considerable hurdle in information sharing is establishing trust and interoperability among the two or more organizations that want to share information. Expressions of intent and the use of open systems technologies alone do not provide the requisite infrastructure for information sharing to occur. Organizations look for assurances that partners with whom they wish to share are indeed implementing policies and standards in a manner worthy of trust and that support interoperability before information sharing can occur.

Jun 28, 2016

“. . . we will not waver in defense of our county or our communities. We will defeat al-Qa’ida and its affiliates. We will uphold the civil rights and civil liberties of every American. And we will go forward together, as Americans, knowing that our rich diversity of backgrounds and faiths makes us stronger and is a key to our national security.”[1]  ~ President Barack Obama, August 2011