Cybersecurity

Put simply, cybersecurity is the ability to protect or defend the use of cyberspace from cyber attacks, with cyberspace being defined as a global domain within the information environment consisting of the interdependent network of information systems infrastructures including the Internet, telecommunications networks, computer systems, and embedded processors and controller. Source: Committee for National Security Systems Instruction 4009 (CNSSI-4009)

The activity or process, ability or capability, or state whereby information and communications systems and the information contained therein are protected from and/or defended against damage, unauthorized use or modification, or exploitation. Extended Definition: Strategy, policy, and standards regarding the security of and operations in cyberspace, and encompass[ing] the full range of threat reduction, vulnerability reduction, deterrence, international engagement,incident response, resiliency, and recovery policies and activities, including computer network operations,information assurance, law enforcement, diplomacy, military, and intelligence missions as they relate to the security and stability of the global information and communications infrastructure. (Source: National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies)

OGC Geo4NIEM Testbed

Validate and provide recommendations to enhance National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) 3.0 architecture related to the Intelligence Community (IC) data encoding specifications (i.e., ISM, NTK, and TDF) aligned to Open Geospatial Consortium's (OGC) Testbed 9 work.

Provide recommendations to enable full-round-tripping from NIEM information exchange packages (IEP) to Geography Markup Language (GML) features and back to provide a comprehensive view of NIEM and GML capabilities and to document NIEM architectural gaps. 

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Law Enforcement Event Deconfliction

Interconnect RISSafe, Case Explorer, and SAFETNet instances to create a nationwide event deconfliction system.

Leverage existing system implementations and use of information sharing standards (NIEM, LEXS).

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Maritime Information Sharing Environment

Enabling the free flow of information. The Maritime Information Sharing Environment (MISE) as defined in the National Maritime Architecture Plan enables secure, standardized sharing of maritime information among a wide variety of federal, state, and local agencies as well as international participants.

Providing secure access to information. The design of MISE interface security has followed a number of patterns used in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Global Federated Identity and Privilege Management (GFIPM).

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