Federal leaders for government-wide acquisition and information-sharing initiatives have joined forces with technology suppliers to hammer out a new set of recommendations to identify and use the government’s information sharing standards and requirements.
The goal of the recommendations is to enhance national security, increase efficiency and reduce costs by improving collaboration between government and industry in developing open interoperability standards and incorporating them into commercial products Keep reading →
A nationwide network of 72 government-supported, state-run data centers used for sharing law enforcement and counterterrorism information are coming under increasing fire as federal budget cuts, intra-agency turf battles and Congressional scrutiny are raising fresh questions about their effectiveness.
Although the federal government has made significant progress in the last decade to improve terrorism-related information sharing, widely divergent operating practices in how information as assembled and used at these so-called data fusion centers have led some in Congress and others in the government to question their value. Keep reading →