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GAO: U.S. Still Lags on Terrorism Info Sharing

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October 13, 2011
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Despite making some significant progress in the last several years, the federal government still lacks an efficient system for sharing terrorist intelligence information among agencies and other entities that need access to it, according to a government watchdog agency.

Since the Sept. 11 attacks the federal government has been working to improve how agencies share data collected about terrorist activities not only within the federal government but also with state, local, and tribal authorities, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

While federal agencies–notably the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)–have made some progress to disseminate valuable intelligence information effectively, they still do “not yet have a fully functioning Information Sharing Environment (ISE) in place,” according to a GAO reportreleased Wednesday.

via InformationWeek Government, continued here.