ISE in the News
The General Services Administration's decision to abandon a 50-year old conference franchise, known as IRMCO, in favor of a new one-day symposium dedicated to advancing acquisition, proved to be a winning move for GSA Thursday and a step forward for the acquisition community.
The work: Serving as the driving force behind the Obama administration’s efforts to strengthen the safeguards on national security information in the wake of the WikiLeaks data breach.
The impact: Howell created the necessary mechanisms, metrics, and processes to improve the security of information on classified networks and support vital information-sharing objectives.
- Kshemendra Paul - Program Manager, Information Sharing Environment, ODNI
- Elaine Cummins - Chief Information Sharing Officer, FBI
- Justin Murphy - Senior Advisior, Dept. of Justice
- Neill Tipton - Dept. of Defense
One of the 9/11 Commission’s major findings was the need to improve sharing terrorism-related information within and across government lines. This spurred significant action on the part of the president, Congress, and across the intelligence and law enforcement communities to transform information sharing into an all encompassing environment where the exchange of information is the rule, not the exception: To shift from the “need to know” construct toward a “responsibility to provide” paradigm.
One of the few remaining challenges around information sharing is not culture or policy, but technology.
U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said cloud computing will play a major role as the nation’s spy agencies work to integrate computer and information systems to share more data securely.
Cloud computing has “huge potential for achieving savings and promoting integration,” Clapper told an audience today at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a policy group in Washington.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper delivered the keynote address at The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) event, "Information Sharing: Adapting and Improving an Expanded ISE" Thursday morning. Watch on CSPAN.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) should improve federal support to state and local fusion centers through expanded training opportunities, adequate deployments of federal personnel, and development of a strategic support plan, according to a recent report from the DHS inspector general (IG).
Over the past year, the threat environment facing our nation has evolved from one that primarily emanates from outside our borders to one that increasingly comes from within our communities.