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Using Trustmarks to Enable More Agile Information Sharing and Access Agreements within the ISE

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.

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Protecting Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties in the ISE

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.

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ISAC Directors: Privacy Concerns Over Information Sharing are Misguided

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.

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Protecting the Internet of Things and Living in Smart Cities

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.

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ISE Reports Significant Progress in 2015 ISE Annual Report to Congress

The terrorism-related Information Sharing Environment is the central initiative to strengthen responsible information sharing across communities, agencies, and levels of government to implement goals set forth by President Obama in the 2012 National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding.

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DoD Memo Aims to Goose Data and IT Services Sharing through XML, APIs

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.

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Using Future Internet Technologies to Strengthen Criminal Justice

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.

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An Introduction to the Geospatial Interoperability Reference Architecture (GIRA)

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.

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NIST Identifies Objectives for Cyber Standards

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.

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