GAO Report Emphasizes Need for Inter-Agency Info Sharing to Combat Terrorism

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on April 17, 2006

Information Sharing: The Federal Government Needs to Establish Policies and Processes for Sharing Terrorism-Related and Sensitive but Unclassified Information, Full-text GAO-06-385, March 17, 2006, Highlights.

  • “More than 4 years after September 11, the nation still lacks governmentwide policies and processes to help agencies integrate the myriad of ongoing efforts, including the agency initiatives we identified, to improve the sharing of terrorism-related information that is critical to protecting our homeland. Responsibility for creating these policies and processes shifted initially from the White House to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and then to the Department of Homeland Security, but none has yet completed the task.”
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