Government Aims to Standardize Sharing of Threat Information

The Federal Government has recently launched an “online collaboration” entitled “Project Interoperability” which they hope will “develop and standardize formats for sharing security and threat information” between specific organizations, communities and groups “inside and outside of government“, according to a recent article published by Information Week.

This project was recently started by “a partnership between the defense and intelligence communities” called the “Information Sharing Environment (ISE)” to develop tools, processes and confront “the need to make intelligence useable by many parties to counter increasingly sophisticated threats to national and cyber-security“, according to the Information Week report. The article notes that the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 heightened the importance for “better information sharing” and collaboration between organizations.

The federal government is forced to review these facts and step up “the need for automated collaboration against attacks” due to “increased dependence on the Internet and the recent emergence and convergence of cloud and mobile computing”, according to the article. The government can do this by creating a process where, as the report states, “systems and data” can be made “accessible anytime from anywhere.” A statement published on the Project Interoperability was quoted in the article to say, “Information interoperability is the ability to transfer and use information in a consistent, efficient way across multiple organizations and IT systems. From a technical perspective, interoperability is developed through the consistent application of design principles and design standards.

Read much more about this project in the full article and how the federal government hope this will increase preparedness, overall security and communicative strength between multiple organizations and help address critical situations more effectively.

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