Enablers of the ISE
The United States Government has an obligation to make the best use of taxpayer money, and our ability to achieve long-term goals depends upon our fiscal responsibility. A responsible budget involves making making tough choices to live within our means; holding departments and agencies accountable for their spending and performance; harnessing technology to improve government performance; and being open and honest with the American people.
- National Security Strategy, May 2010
ISE Enablers are the sets of standards and processes that form the foundation of the ISE to ultimately allow for the technology-enabled, mission partner-based, network-centric vision of the ISE described in the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004. ISE enablers assist with harmonizing mission processes and core capabilities, which leads to more efficient and effective sharing of information. All mission processes must, as an example, be designed and implemented in a way that protects privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties. Moreover, although specific implementations will be tailored to mission needs, systems that are to participate in the ISE must be based on the ISE Architecture Framework (ISE EAF) and must conform to ISE common standards. ISE governance and management provides a framework for focusing agency attention on information sharing priorities and ensuring that appropriate resources are budgeted to fully institutionalize process improvements and new capabilities. Key to progress with the enabling components of the ISE, has been a relentless focus on identifying, integrating, and sharing best practices. Broad adoption of best practices raises confidence, lowers risk, and accelerates adoption, use, and reuse resulting in a strong return on investment by mission partners.
The ISE Enablers form the foundation of the ISE which allows for the vision of the program to succeed. These standards and processes include:
- Performance Management
- Improving Protection While Expanding Access
- Common Information Sharing Standards
- Common Standards for Information Sharing
- Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Protection Framework