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JCAT Releases 2016 Intelligence Guide for First Responders

Recently, the Joint Counterterrorism Assessment Team (JCAT) released the 2016 Intelligence Guide for First Responders. The guide was produced for first responders by first responders and was designed to improve information sharing among state, local, tribal, and territorial jurisdictions and the federal government. Some topics included in the resource are handling and protecting information, how to gain access to Internet-based U.S. government systems, and understanding the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative.

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Standards for Enhanced and Next Generation 911

Standards development for NG911 will continue to play a vital role in helping 911 industry stakeholders make informed decisions for a cost-effective and efficient transition to a Next Generation 911 (NG911) system that enables seamless interoperation nationwide.

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Coordinating Cybersecurity Programs

 Cyberattacks, resilience of critical infrastructure, and related cybersecurity concerns are escalating at exponential rates, and so are the many governmental programs attempting to mitigate the risks for all citizens as well as government and industry. As a wide range of threats expand, and cyberterrorists, cybercriminals and other nefarious actors transform their capabilities into new forms of attack, the demand for faster and more effective responses and ways of prevention grow as well.

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Global Releases Reference Service Standard: Offender Tracking Record Transfer Service Specification

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)—in response to recommendations from the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global), a Federal

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Homeland Security Building a Massive Database to Track Cyberattacks

The Homeland Security Department wants input on an idea for a broad cybersecurity incident database, accessible by members of the public and private sectors. 

Businesses could use the database to assess how their cyber practices stack up against competitors, and the federal government could upload its own cyberthreat predictions, DHS suggests in a new white paper fleshing out the concept. 

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Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council (CICC) Helps Law Enforcement Share Information and Intelligence to Prevent Crime and Terrorism

The Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council (CICC) supports state, local, and tribal law enforcement and homeland security agencies develop and share criminal intelligence and information nationwide.

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Report: Industry Eager to Receive, Hesitant to Share Cyber Threat Data

A McAfee Labs report finds that the failure to share is often a product of poor understanding or poorly implemented policy.

More than a third of private sector cybersecurity professionals remain hesitant to share cyber threat intelligence across their industries, even as a reciprocal measure, and only a minority actively participate in information sharing initiatives, according to a new survey.

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White House Fact Sheet: Cybersecurity National Action Plan

From the beginning of his Administration, the President has made it clear that cybersecurity is one of the most important challenges we face as a Nation, and for more than seven years he has acted comprehensively to confront that challenge.

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DHS Cybersecurity Efforts Complement White House's Cybersecurity National Action Plan

On 9 February 2016 the White House announced the Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP), an important new initiative to bolster our Nation’s cybersecurity.

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Fusion Center Best Practices Include Information Sharing and Access Standards

As the capabilities of the National Network of Fusion Centers have expanded to accomplish our mission of enhancing public safety and preventing crime and terrorism, we have found that at the heart of this mission is the effective, efficient, ethical, lawful, and professional sharing of intelligence and information.

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