Department of Homeland Security Information Sharing Strategy
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY WASHINGTON DC
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The President and Congress have directed the Department of Homeland Security DHS to perform an essential and multi-faceted mission prevent and protect against terrorist attacks respond to both man-made and natural disasters perform the law enforcement and other crucial functions of the Departments component agencies and play a central role in augmenting the Nations ability to gather, analyze, and disseminate information and intelligence. To ensure that information and intelligence flow where and when they should, DHS must foster information sharing, consistent with law, regulation, and policy, in each of the following ways 1 internally within DHS 2 horizontally within the U.S. Government between both law enforcement agencies and the intelligence community 3 vertically with State, local, territorial, tribal, and private sector partners and 4 horizontally with the law enforcement and intelligence agencies of foreign allies and appropriate international institutions. The foundation for DHSs key role with respect to information sharing has been established by statute, regulation, Executive Order, and Secretarial directive. The Department has made significant contributions to the Nations information sharing capability since its inception, but critical work remains to be done. This Information Sharing Strategy for DHS builds on that foundation and sets out DHSs strategy for achieving its information sharing objectives. This Strategy consists of the following components Background, Transformation Statement, Guiding Principles, Critical Challenges, Objectives, Information Sharing Standards, Information Sharing Security and Privacy, Performance Measures, and Communication and Outreach.
- Information Science
- Civil Defense
- Military Intelligence