Kshemendra Paul

  • Federal Drive Show Blog – September 9, 2013

    On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

  • In Depth interviews – Jan. 8

    On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

  • GSA, ISE begin work on creating a standards-based acquisition process

    The two agencies met this week to figure out how best to implement the recommendations in a white paper from ACT-IAC. The approach detailed in the document follows closely the methodology used to develop the NIEM and FICAM standards.

  • Agencies finally figuring out how HSPD-12 cards can improve security

    More than eight years after the White House issued Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 requiring the issuance of secure identity cards, governmentwide and agency-specific initiatives provide hope the smart cards can be more than “glorified ID cards.” NIST and GSA are developing an identity exchange in the cloud. DHS and IRS are putting their cards to use at a local level for both building and computer access.

  • Five ways to ensure responsible information sharing

    The Information Sharing Environment is supporting a set of technology priories to promote the safe disclosure of data. In the ISE’s annual report to Congress, it highlights the steps agencies have taken over the past year to move toward a culture of responsible and secure information sharing.

  • Having Full Authority of the ISE

    As the Program Manager, he has government-wide authority to plan, oversee the build-out, and manage use of the ISE

  • Agencies embrace information-sharing efforts, make effective progress

    In the post-9/11 age, information sharing – between federal agencies, and across multiple layers of government – became an even more vital endeavor. The Information Sharing Environment, headed by program manager, Kshemendra Paul, has helped to improve the coordination of information sharing. Under his watch, the National Information Exchange Model has worked to break down intelligence and information stovepipes. Agencies embraced the spirit of the idea, made progress toward the administration’s stated goals and the results have been apparent. Federal News Radio examines the government’s information sharing efforts as part of our special report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.

  • Executive Order details post-WikiLeaks approach to secure sharing

    President Obama has codified several initiatives that were developed after classified data became public. The Information Sharing Environment’s mission has been extended to help coordinate the development of standards to securely share classified information.

  • NIEM’s value expanding beyond law enforcement data sharing

    Several agencies and other countries are using the The National Information Exchange Model framework to create common vocabularies for everything from orange juice production to cybersecurity and health care. Kshemendra Paul, the program manager for the Information Sharing Environment, said the U.S., Mexico and Canada have signed an agreement to run pilots using standards based on NIEM for pandemic and public safety information sharing.

  • Howell to leave OMB for Information Sharing Environment

    The deputy administrator for E-Gov and IT in OMB will take on a deputy program manager role to help improve information sharing across law enforcement agencies.