U.S. law enforcement agencies are on high alert now after recent terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut. New security threats mean sharing information among those agencies is more important than ever. But brass at the FBI and U.S. Marshals Service said they’ve got some tough barriers to overcome first. Federal News Radio reporter Nicole Ogrysko shares more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Leaders within the Justice Department said law enforcement agencies are too focused on the information systems — and not enough on the threat data itself and how it can be shared — to solve problems and respond to crises.
Kshemendra Paul, the program manager of the Information Sharing Environment, said the organization’s annual report to Congress demonstrates a maturing and sustainable set of frameworks and policies.
This panel discussion features an in-depth discussion of who is leading the charge against cybercrime, and how government and industry can collaborate to protect and deter cyber criminals from becoming repeat offenders.
The Senate’s passage of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act on Oct. 27 has a top House cybersecurity lawmaker pushing for the White House to get the bill as soon as possible.
The IRS and 20 tax industry organizations will share 20 new data sets with each other during the next tax filing season.
Senate Select Intelligence Committee chairs Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said they expect the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act will reach the Senate floor for debate in about 10 working days. They’re both open to changes to the bill, as long as they don’t alter the basic core of the legislation.
Kshemendra Paul, the program manager of the Information Sharing Environment, said a recently completed effort lets federal, state and local public safety entities search multiple records to ensure they aren’t stepping on somebody’s toes. The concept of event deconfliction across previously disparate databases became a reality because of trust in the ISE-sponsored frameworks.
The breach of Office of Personnel Management databases that compromised information of more than 22 million people should convince the Senate to pass cybersecurity legislation, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, said Thursday.
The Defense Department and General Services Administration have an information sharing problem. They aren’t sharing information about space that’s available on military installations and about the agencies that could use it. Brian Lepore is director of defense capabilities and management issues at the GAO. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose how the two agencies can improve that collaboration.