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Buzz Around the ISE

This week, our Buzz is highlighting two key reports, both of which were released on 22 July and both of which have their roots in the events that occurred on 11 September 2001.  The first document revisits The 9/11 Commission Report, while the second provides a scorecard on how well the nation’s fusion centers are performing. 

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Buzz Around the ISE

Every couple of weeks, we’ll recap a sampling of stories or events from the Information Sharing Environment and its stakeholders. Check back often!

D-Day & the Greatest Generation

As our President today commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the event recognized as the beginning of the end of World War II, the Office of the Program Manager, Information Sharing Environment joins with our Nation in recognizing with awe and sincerest appreciation the sacrifice of our country’s greatest generation. 

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Nine Years of Information Sharing and Safeguarding Success

As a direct outcome of the events of September 11, 2001, the Information Sharing Environment (ISE) and the Office of the Program Manager, Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE) were officially stood-up when President Bush designated the first PM-ISE staff member on April 15, 2005.

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Integrating critical infrastructure equities into the Information Sharing Environment

The critical infrastructure landscape is extremely complex and diverse. Within the federal government, there are many organizations that play crucial roles in developing policy and sponsoring programs that enhance the security and resilience of critical infrastructure; DHS and FBI, for example. Outside of the federal government, both public entities and private sector companies own and operate critical infrastructure assets.

Connecting the big and small with Kshemendra Paul

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

By Scott Maucione, Fedscoop

On April 15, two bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon killing three people. Instantly, federal, state and local law enforcement and counterterrorism agencies needed to share information.

Video surveillance, text and call histories, social media data, photographs and other information were shared along various platforms to pin down the type of bombs used and pictures of two at-large suspects.

By the end of the week, police had captured one suspect and killed another in a shootout.

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Deconfliction and Officer Safety: RISSafe Reaches Program Milestone

An officer in the state of Montana entered the details of an upcoming surveillance operation into the RISSafe officer safety deconfliction system. The Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (RMHIDTA) Watch Center, which monitors RISSafe events in that area, determined that no conflict existed with that operation and notified the officer. While entering a surveillance operation into RISSafe is a daily task for officers across the country, this particular operation had its own unique and memorable quality.

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The Twelfth Anniversary of September 11

This week is the 12th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. This is a day of remembrance, as it should be. As this White House statement indicates, it is also an opportunity to take stock of our progress. As a nation, how have we continued to build on our successes and work across government to address the challenges that faced us then and now.

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ISE Annual Report Highlights 2013 Strategy, Progress, and Challenges

Last year was a big year for information sharing. This past spring, the Boston Marathon bombing was a cruel reminder of the importance of providing our law enforcement officials whatever they need to “connect the dots” and keep our cities and neighborhoods safe. More recently, our nation’s security was compromised because an insider disclosed classified information to the news media. These things remind us of the importance of strengthening information sharing and safeguarding together.