IBM Business of Government: To commemorate Data Privacy Day, this blog post addresses the Privacy Controls; the first addressed the Information Sharing Strategy; and a third will discuss the necessary linkages between the two. Data Privacy Day, which as the National Cybersecurity Alliance describes is “an effort to empower people to protect their privacy and control their digital footprint and escalate the protection of privacy and data as everyone’s priority.”
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BankInfoSecurity: Sharing information about physical and cyber threats needn't be segregated under the U.S. federal government's National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding, says Kshemendra Paul, who manages the implementation of the strategy.
Federal News Radio: Interview with Special Asssistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel: Last month, the White House released a new national strategy for information sharing and safeguarding. In the preface, President Barack Obama says agencies are sharing and cooperating like never before. But he says, they can do better. And, at the same time, he voices concerns about leaks that can damage national security.
AOLGov.: In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, our government not only needed to improve its counterterrorism intelligence, but also share information better, faster, and smarter. We found that our national security relies on our ability to share the right information, with the right people, at the right time – and we must "enlist all of our intelligence, law enforcement, and homeland security capabilities," as the National Security Strategy states.
Federal Times: The White House released a new strategy Wednesday to improve how agencies share and protect national security information.
The National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding calls for agencies to use common standards and processes for acquiring, accessing, retaining, producing and sharing information. The goal is to ensure information is provided in a timely manner to those who need it.
Fedscoop: The White House released President Obama’s plan for how the federal government will responsibly share and safeguard information that enhances national security on Wednesday.
The strategy, “National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding,” is built off the 2010 National Security Strategy that called for more effective integration and implementation of policies, processes, standards and technologies that promote secure and responsible national security information sharing.
Federal News Radio: The law enforcement community's approach to information sharing has gone viral.
Dozens of federal agencies, state governments and international governments are making the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) the standard for secure information sharing.
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.
AOLGov: In tight fiscal times, federal agencies need to embrace changing technology, focus on attracting and retaining the next generation of workers and striking a balance between information sharing and security. To reach these goals, organizations need to foster a culture of trust and speed, a senior Defense Department official said.