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

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

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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