Infrastructure plan focuses on resilence, risk management

The recently-revised National Infrastructure Protection Plan blends cybersecurity and physical security in an enterprise approach, according to Bob Kolasky, director of strategy and policy for the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Infrastructure Protection, quoted in an interview at EmergencyMgmt.com.

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Objective Announces Objective Connect for HP Trim

Objective Corporation today announced the immediate availability of Objective Connect for HP TRIM, enabling organisations to easily and securely share information directly from their TRIM records management system with internal and external stakeholders, while maintaining the auditability and traceability required by security conscious organisations.

DHS Quietly Delivers Hacker Footprints to Industry

A little-known website sitting behind a firewall has been exchanging sensitive hack intelligence between companies and agencies at a rate of one new threat hallmark per hour, a top Homeland Security Department official said.

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Military selects BAE Systems cross-domain application

A BAE Systems application for secure information sharing has been chosen by the U.S. military as an enterprise-wide standard.Read the full article 

A ‘start-up guide’ for information interoperability

The National Security Council staff has rolled out an information-sharing project it hopes will become a template for improving the efficiency and efficacy of cross-organization information sharing.

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WIS3 Event Assembles Information Sharing Standards Community Leaders

The IJIS Institute – a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission-critical information sharing for justice, public safety, and homeland security – successfully supported the third annual Workshop on Information Sharing and Safeguarding Standards (WIS3) on 27 March 2014 in Reston, Virginia.

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Michigan police join information sharing networks

Michigan police agencies are increasingly compiling and sharing information about suspects and everyday citizens as part of an effort to cut costs and improve communication, officials said.

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CGI awarded DISA Operational Security certification for defense cloud services

CGI Federal Inc., a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc., announced today that it has been granted a “Provisional Authority to Operate” (P-ATO) by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), which serves as the cloud service broker for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

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Feds To Improve Threat Information Sharing

The government has established an online collaboration called Project Interoperability to help develop tools and technologies for sharing threat information among organizations inside and outside of government.

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Report critical of intelligence, law enforcement Boston Marathon information sharing

A 37-page report released by the House Committee on Homeland Security, asserts that the FBI and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) all failed properly to coordinate and investigate Tamerlan Tsarnaev in the years before his involvement in the deadly bombing attack at the Boston Marathon in 2013. “There were opportunities in which greater sharing of information might have altered the course of events, the report goes on to say, “Such failures must not be allowed to persist.”

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