Accelerating Adoption of Advanced Police Incident Reporting

City and county law enforcement executives have often found the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) summary process cumbersome with regard to developing strategies for responding to specific categories of crime and in making comparisons with other jurisdictions.

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DHS Seeks Better Private-public Sharing of Cyber Threat Information

The Department of Homeland Security wants private-sector companies to get under the agency’s information-sharing umbrella in order to better manage and mitigate cyber risks to critical infrastructure.

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Interoperability In Focus

Interoperability is one of the hottest buzzwords in government.  It is harder to say than chrysanthemum, and yet I hear it flowing effortlessly out of the mouths of our leaders across all sectors.  Everyone wants it, yet it seems to evade a precise definition and means different things to different people.  I offer that is just how it should be.

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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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