"In recognition of the extensive and diverse experience states have in developing and implementing homeland security initiatives, ODP [Office for Domestic Preparedness] proposes the establishment of a State Homeland Security Information Sharing Network. The goal of this program is to connect states with well-developed programs tackling complex terrorism prevention, response, and recovery issues with states seeking additional guidance in specific program areas. Participation in the State Homeland Security Information Sharing Network is purely voluntary. ODP hopes that the network will facilitate additional communication and coordination among states, many of which face similar challenges in addressing homeland security issues. The network will provide a formal means of information exchange among states which may not yet have had the opportunity or available resources to share ideas."
Office for Domestic Preparedness Information Bulletin No. 93; ODP Information Bulletin No. 93
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