Stories

Aug 09, 2016

Over the last several years, the Office of the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE) has worked with Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CIKR) community partners in support of national security, public safety, and economic resilience. PM-ISE’s stewardship, information sharing technical expertise, advocacy efforts, and policy and governance tools in support of partners’ information sharing needs have contributed to the improvement of information sharing within the public domain.

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

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.

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:

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

Jun 28, 2016

The Office of the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE) holds longstanding relationships across the cyber community and is uniquely positioned to foster responsible information sharing practices that safeguard national security, enhance local law enforcement, and provide needed context for intelligence analysts and sharing.  Currently, the cyber mission follows three unique goals which drive cyber engagement to determine current solutions and if they meet the greater Information Sharing Environment’s (ISE) needs:

Jun 28, 2016

Federal, state, local, territorial and tribal (SLTT) law enforcement agencies must work together to detect and prevent terrorism and criminal activity. Building an effective information sharing environment (ISE) at the state and local levels is not only integral to closing the information sharing gap among state and local entities, but allows law enforcement agencies at the federal level to be more agile in their support.

Jun 06, 2016

Overcoming the barriers that impede controlled unclassified information (CUI) sharing is a continuing endeavor of the Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) information sharing portfolio under the Office of the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE) to advance SBU information sharing services across a broad set of stakeholders to responsibly share timely, accurate, and comprehensive law enforcement, public safety, and homeland security information.

Mar 16, 2016

Between 2011 and 2016, the Classified Information Sharing and Safeguarding Office (CISSO), led by the Deputy PM-ISE, developed and sustained the Key Information Sharing and Safeguarding Indicators (KISSI) Metrics Program in support of the Senior Information Sharing and Safeguarding (SISS) Steering Committee established by Executive Order 13587.

Aug 28, 2015

Geo4NIEM is a collaborative public-private partnership between the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) Program Management Office (PMO), Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), Department of Homeland Security and the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE).  NIEM is a common vocabulary that enables efficient information exchange across diverse public and private organizat