The Information Sharing Environment (ISE) is populated with a broad spectrum of agencies at all levels of government representing a diverse array of concerns that includes law enforcement, first responders, healthcare, and other services.
The protection of the privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties (P/CRCL) of individuals is a core tenet, foundational element, and enabler of the ISE. In 2005, the Administration called for the development of a protection framework.
Officials from private sector information sharing and analysis centers were lukewarm this week about new legislation designed to encourage the sharing of cyberthreat intelligence, saying privacy concerns about the bill were overblown, but so were claims it was a silver bullet for cybersecurity.
Last week both the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security warned of risks associated with the emerging Internet of Things. The term IoT often refers to devices that are readable, recognizable, locatable, and controllable via the Internet. Gartner estimates there will be around 26 billion networked devices on the Internet of Things by 2020.
In an effort to encourage the sharing of data, information and information technology services across the Defense Department, DoD Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen issued a memo directing military departments, defense agencies and others to adopt standardized, machine-readable information exchange practices.
Future World Wide Web technologies commonly labeled as being part of Web 3.0 and Web 4.0 could substantially change how the criminal justice enterprise operates. These notably include Semantic Web technologies, intelligent agents, and the Internet of Things. In September 2014, RAND conducted an expert panel for the National Institute of Justice to discuss how the criminal justice community can take advantage of (and reduce the risks from) these emerging technologies.
The Geospatial Interoperability Reference Architecture (GIRA) is a reference architecture aligned with current Federal policy, principles, and practices for Enterprise Architecture and further adds to the authoritative body of knowledge of geospatial architecture documentation. The GIRA is intended to make it easier to share the vast amounts of available geospatial information of potentially great value to national security, public safety, and other programs.
A new document drafted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology proposes four broad objectives for the government’s pursuit of international standards in cyberspace: improve national and economic security; ensure standards are technically sound; support standards that promote international trade; and develop standards in tandem with industry to boost innovation.