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Information Sharing: Feds Cite Progress
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OtherJimDonahue
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9/10/2013 | 9:19:14 PM
re: Information Sharing: Feds Cite Progress
I'm glad some progress is being made -- it's important stuff -- but, seriously, the slow pace of this is ridiculous.
WKash
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WKash,
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9/11/2013 | 1:34:06 PM
re: Information Sharing: Feds Cite Progress
Much of that progress is due to long standing work initiated by NIEM - the National Information Exchange Model. Worth noting: The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) recently highlighted NIEM as an example of effective governance that enables cross-jurisdictional collaboration. Read More at http://www.nascio.org/publicat...
RobPreston
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9/11/2013 | 5:11:09 PM
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The beauty here is in the details. The more the feds can show data sharing across agencies and departments (that is, give specific examples) rather than just tell us they're making progress, the better. Obviously, some information sharing needs to be kept confidential.
WKash
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WKash,
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9/12/2013 | 2:52:39 AM
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There's a lot of rich details here too that we didn't get to cover on data fusion centers. For instance, the report notes: As of March 2013, 78 designated state and major
urban area fusion centers make up the National Network of Fusion Centers (National
Network). Agency responses to the 2013 ISE Performance Assessment Questionnaire ]indicate
that 57% of federal agencies participate in the National Network; and that 68%
incorporate fusion center information into their own products and
services.
Kshemendra
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Kshemendra,
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9/13/2013 | 7:58:30 PM
re: Information Sharing: Feds Cite Progress
I appreciate the comments. I mostly agree with @OtherJimDonahue G«Ű it can seem a slow pace. But its important to recognize the scale and scope of the undertaking, the impact already realized, and the need to do transformation while operating. I am impatient when it comes to finding good solutions, as are most of my colleagues across government. Processes and bureaucracy exist for a reason, and we do have to work within the system.

I am constantly asking myself how we can move faster in these issues. One way weG«÷re trying to catalyze action is by working closely with industry. IG«÷m speaking with the geospatial industry on Monday at a USGIF event, and then speaking with standards development practitioners at OMG the following week. The links:

http://usgif.org/news/412-usgi...
http://www.omg.org/news/meetin...

@RobPreston, check out the G«£interludeG«• sections of our Annual Report. There are a lot of pilots, examples, etc., of the work that weG«÷ve done. We also try to highlight success stories on our blog. Some things do need to be kept confidential (information safeguarding is just as important as information sharing) but we want to talk about pilots and projects whenever we can, because other jurisdictions can benefit by learning about what worked for their colleagues. The link:

http://www.ise.gov/annual-repo...

Thank you for your comments.
WKash
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WKash,
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9/13/2013 | 8:12:24 PM
re: Information Sharing: Feds Cite Progress
Always glad to see when federal officials who are actually in charge of programs like the one reported here -- take time to comment and share their views in our online forums on InformationWeek.


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