Accession Number:

ADA510852

Title:

Secure Information Sharing in a Defense Support to Civil Authorities Environment

Descriptive Note:

Civilian research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-03-12

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

In the past few years, Defense Support to Civil Authorities DSCA has become a more important mission for the military services, especially the National Guard. In the aftermath of events such as 911, Hurricane Katrina and others, the federal and state governments have recognized the importance of timely and accurate information sharing to support pre-event planning and effective response during an event. Another key issue facing Chief Information Officers CIOs is the aspect of information security information assurance. In this age of continuous cyber attack, protection of networks and the data they contain is also of the highest importance. The assets of the National Guard are a powerful and underutilized tool to protect state level networks and facilitate better information sharing between the state and federal networks. Using the State of Virginia as an example, this paper will examine the implementation of information sharing between the Army National Guard and the state emergency management agency and make recommendations to improve the information sharing environment in those organizations.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE