GAO Reports on Continued Obstacles to Critical Infrastructure Info Sharing

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on May 17, 2006

Information Sharing: DHS Should Take Steps to Encourage More Widespread Use of Its Program to Protect and Share Critical Infrastructure Information, Full-text report GAO-06-383, and Highlights, April 17, 2006.

  • “Key challenges include defining specific government needs for critical infrastructure information, determining how the information will be used, assuring the private sector that the information will be protected and who will be authorized to have access to the information, and demonstrating to critical infrastructure owners the benefits of sharing the information. If DHS were able to surmount these challenges, it and other government users may begin to overcome the lack of trust that critical infrastructure owners have in the government’s ability to use and protect their sensitive information.”
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