"The attacks of September 11, 2001 (9/11) spurred Congress to create the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Its purpose, in part, was to help unify 'the many participants in the counterterrorism effort and their knowledge in a network-based information sharing system that transcends traditional government boundaries,' which would become one of the key recommendations of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9/11 Commission). In pursuit of this goal, the DHS Intelligence Enterprise (IE) gradually evolved out of the relevant offices and functions of the 22 previously independent entities that eventually formed DHS. Although the IE has made progress unifying the U.S. government's efforts to prevent terrorist attacks against the homeland, a 2014 RAND Corporation report accurately surmised that, despite an 'intense focus on information sharing, the ability to fairly and accurately measure the value of these -- sometimes expensive -- efforts remains limited.' Partly as a result, the Majority Staff of the House Homeland Security Committee conducted a review of terrorism-related intelligence sharing throughout the DHS IE[.]"
|Publisher:||United States. Congress. House. Committee on Homeland Security|
|Retrieved From:||House Committee on Homeland Security: https://homeland.house.gov/|