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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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Major step for implementation of FICAM on the Secret network

Throughout 2014, we will be blogging about the 16 priority objectives contained in the National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding, now that we have a roadmap for the strategy’s implementation. This blog post is about Priority Objective 4: “Extend and implement FICAM roadmap on all security domains.”

Responsible information sharing, including ensuring that shared information is adequately safeguarded, isn’t just a priority for sensitive, unclassified information. It’s also a priority for classified information.

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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Data Exchange Toolkit Released After Successful Pilot Program

Early last year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), and two other members of the intelligence community began a data exchange pilot program with support from the office of the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment. The goal of the pilot was to not only develop a successful data exchange methodology for these agencies, but also to track best practices and lessons learned with the intent to share them with other federal agencies and ultimately expand responsible federal information sharing.

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Federal Internships Offer Great Opportunities to Wounded Warriors

My name is Captain Tommy Elliott and I enlisted into the Marine Corps 1997. I served four years traveling the world as a Radio Operator as my primary billet, and then I used the G.I. bill to attend college after finishing my initial contract. After graduation, I returned to the Marine Corps as an officer, became an Aviation Supply Officer, and deployed to Mediterranean soon after completing my aviation logistics course.

IBM Business of Government Magazine Features PM-ISE Kshemendra Paul

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

IBM Business of Government Magazine: When examining the full scope of information sharing and protection, many widespread and complex challenges must be addressed and solved by multiple agencies and organizations working together. The risk of a future WikiLeaks incident can be reduced, but fixing these government-wide challenges is complex, difficult, and requires a staying commitment.

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Congratulations to Ron Brooks for his Distinguished Public Service Medal

Last month, Ronald Brooks was awarded the National Intelligence Distinguished Public Service Medal by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, which is the highest honor presented to a non-federal employee who has performed eminent acts of service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States Intelligence Community. I would like to echo Director of National Intelligence Clapper in his praise and appreciation for the work of our partner and I offer our warmest congratulations on achieving this honor.

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Examining the Potential in Geospatial Interoperability

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of participating in the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) Thinkers Series, where I heard the perspectives of our industry partners in the Information Sharing Environment. USGIF and my staff have drafted a summary of the key themes of the discussion in USGIF Thinkers Series Vol. 1, some highlights of which include:

Interoperability & Standards