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Government Aims to Standardize Sharing of Threat Information

by: Bryon Turcotte  /  April 2, 2014

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.

According to the article, 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." 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 consistent design principles and design standards._"

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

Written by Bryon Turcotte  /  April 2, 2014