Sustaining the Information Sharing Environment: The Key Role of Security and Privacy

Aug 09, 2011
The Center for the Business of Government

Protecting the systems and processes Federal, State, and local entities use to exchange information may seem to be a trade-off in terms of effective sharing, in which more security and privacy would appear to restrict the free flow of information; yet in the long term, data protection is a key enabler for the ISE.

The ability of Federal agencies to share information on effective practices, as well as issues of concern, has become a central mission goal for law enforcement, homeland security, intelligence, and computer security.  The Information Sharing Environment (ISE) ( – a US Government office -- promotes and coordinates activities to improve and increase the transfer of data among Federal, State, local, international, and private sector stakeholders.

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